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.
Released - March 2017