Marsden Rail

Marsden Rail 25: Southern Region Steam

Code: MR025
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Starting at Waterloo, and filmed between 1958 and 1965, the programme follows the mainline to Exeter and Plymouth.

Pausing at many locations including:

  • Basingstoke
  • Salisbury
  • Templecombe
  • Yeovil
  • Axminster
  • Chard
  • Chard Central
  • Seaton
  • Sidmouth
  • Exeter

After scenes at Exeter and Plymouth the rural scene is highlighted with film of Bude, Halwill Junction, Barnstaple, Padstow and Wadebridge.


Between 1959 and 1968, railway enthusiast and cine-cameraman, Michael Marsden, recorded views and sounds of the rapidly changing face of Britain's rail network.

For over twenty-five years after steam ended, he captivated audiences throughout the country with his unique film collection that captured steam's last decade and the full emergence of the diesel locomotive.

The blending of this film and that of other cameramen with true sounds of the era, plus an informative narrative, has resulted in the creation of this superb range of railway videos detailing the last decade of British mainline steam operations.


Produced by - Marsden Rail
Running time - 66 Minutes
DVD only

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