An exploration of Southern Steam including the larger tender engines and the BR Standards of later years. Archive film from the 1950s and 1960s is used to show each class on a variety of traffic. In addition, some of the survivors in preservation are included to bring the story up to date.
Part One - Bulleids Pacifics and larger tender designs:
The 'S15's including scenes from Southern days
'Remembrance' Class 4-6-0s
Billinton's 'K' Class 2-6-0s
Maunsell's 2-6-0 'N' Class plus the N1s on freight and passenger
The 'King Arthurs' in the days of working steam
Maunsell's 'U' Class and U1 Class on cross country traffic
The 'Lord Nelsons' 4-6-0s in the days of working steam
The Schools Class 4-4-0s on express passenger workings
Bulleids Pacifics including 'West Countries', 'Battle of Britain' and 'Merchant Navy' classes on the line from Waterloo to Bournemouth and Weymouth on a variety of traffic including the 'Bournemouth Belle'
Part Two - Southern Region Power:
Post-war LMS tank engines, British Rail Standard locomotives and visiting power.
Ivatt 2-6-2 tanks
Standard 2-6-4 tanks
Class 3 2-6-2 tanks
BR Standard 5s
BR Standard 4s
Black 5s and 'Halls'
Visiting A4 60024 'Kingfisher'
Includes freight, passenger, branch, inter-regional and banking duties.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 76 Minutes