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An Archive History of Steam on the Southern - Prelude

Code: TV202
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The diversity of Steam power in the 1950s and early 1960s including G16 and H16 tanks, unrebuilt Bulleid Pacifics, The Lyme Regis branch with 4-4-2 tanks, Brighton Works with various motive power including a Terrier, ‘K’Class, E4s, Z Class, Beattie Wells Tanks,  Ivatt Tanks, the Bournemouth Belle,  the Somerset & Dorset at Templecombe,   A major section featuring many aspects of the Southern with everything from Standard to Pre-Grouping classes.

The Westerham Branch with H Class 0-4-4 tanks and a journey along the line including footplate and lineside views.

The Hawkhurst Branch and a trip along the line from the junction at Paddock Wood with a ‘C’ Class. A record of a branch just before closure.

The Bluebell Railtour on the 1st of April 1962 to the Bluebell Railway, including early preservation scenes.

Journey to the Bluebell from London behind steam and a view of the motive power of the period.

Farewell to the ‘K’ Class with some final views of these  2-6-0s.

The South Western Limited on the 2nd of September 1962 from Waterloo to Exeter with a visit to the branches to Exmouth and a variety of main line and branch power including M7s.

The South Western Suburban Railtour of December 1962 with a pair of Beattie Well tanks plus an H16 on tour in South London.

The West Countryman of February 1963 behind A4 ‘Mallard’ and a trip along the  Hemyock Branch.

The Dock Tank Railtour in March 1963 with a B4 tank from Winchester to Southampton.

The Hampshire Venturer of March 1963 with a T9, a Q1 and a USA tank plus other motive power along the way.

The Rambling Rose with an M7 on a tour to Salisbury.

The Hayling Island Branch with a journey along the line behind a ‘Terrier’.

Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 77 minutes approx.
DVD only
Released - March 2017

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