Belhurst Productions

Little Train of the High Somme

Code: BE056
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Our film looks at the History, the locomotives and the route of the P'tit Train de la Haute Somme.
Today the railway is a major tourist attraction in mid Wales bringing thousands of visitors to the area.

The railway was first built to supply allied troops during the First World War, running along the Somme Canal. After the war it was used for the reconstruction of the devastated area. During the 1920s the Sugar Refinery at nearby Dompierre extended the line to ship sugar via barges on the Somme Canal. Today it is a tourist railway with a fine museum and an active Society organising and running trains for six months of the year. Additionally on our disc there is a museum tour hosted by David Blondin Secretary of APPEVA the organising Society.

The second disc covers events at the 2011 40th Anniversary celebrations held over four days in June. Visiting locomotives were Darjeeling Himalaya Railway locomotive No. 19, Baldwin 4-6-0 tank No. 778, Chemin de Fer du Chanteraine locomotives Tabamar and Decauville No. 1770 plus Leary an 0-4-0 vertical boiler locomotive.

Produced by - Belhurst Productions
Running time - 90 Minutes
Aspect Ratio - 16:9 Widescreen
DVD only

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