July to December 1966.
The definitive archive history of steam on the Southern Region. 1966 was the last full year of steam on the Southern and there was still a wide range of activity, from the Waterloo Main Line to the Isle of Wight. This programme explores the second half of 1966 from the special trains, to the steam sheds and last workings.
The Steam Fleet in July 1966 with action on the line from Waterloo to Weymouth including Bulleid Pacifics, Ivatt and Standard Tanks, Standard Class 5s. Many well known locations from Bournemouth, Poole & Upwey Banks provide an overview of Southern Steam in its last full year of action.
Green Arrow Railtour on the 3rd of July 1966 from Waterloo to Yeovil Jcn, and Weymouth where the Quay branch is visited. Features an 8F, a Black 5, an Ivatt Tank and a ‘West Country’.
A2 Commemorative Railtour on the 14th August 1966 from Waterloo to Exeter featuring 60532 ‘Blue Peter’.
End of Regular Steam to Swanage with Standard and Ivatt Tanks on the last passenger workings.
Autumn 1966 with a round up of steam workings during September on the line through Eastleigh to Bournemouth with Standard and Bulleid designs on local and express passenger services.
Dorset & Hants Railtour on the 15th of October 1966 from Waterloo to Bournemouth and the Somerset and Dorset Railway to Blandford Forum.
End of Steam on the Isle of Wight December 1966 and the last scheduled passenger workings.
December 1966 with steam at Nine Elms and on the main line through Vauxhall to Clapham Junction featuring a wide range of steam power.
Isle of Wight Farewell Railtour on the 31st of December 1966 and the very last special and scheduled trains over the line from Ryde Pier Head to Sandown.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 76 Minutes
Release date - September 2014