Two programmes exploring this remarkable Island of Railways.
Disc One (Blu-ray format)
A journey along the Island’s Railways past & present.
Ryde Pier Head to Cowes and back with detailed views of the stations at Ryde St Johns, Ashey, Havenstreet, Newport, Mill Head and Cowes. Also includes the steam shed and works at Ryde plus views of the towns along the way. Ryde to Ventnor with a look at the stations at Shanklin, Sandown and Wroxhall and Ventnor plus scenes of steam from the lineside. Includes archive views from the towns and resorts along the way.
The last steam services in the autumn and winter of 1966 including the shuttle trains to Ryde Esplanade.
The tramway along Ryde Pier.
Rare film of the closed stations at Cowes, Newport and Ventnor late in 1966.
Electric services in the 1960s.
The Isle of Wight Railway in 2011 with a detailed coverage of the 40th Anniversary gala. Includes the lines ‘02’ tank’, ‘Terrier’ & visiting E4 tank ‘Birch Grove’ and Beattie Well tank on passenger and freight services.
63 mins (Colour) 16:9 Widescreen
Disc Two (DVD format)
A programme made in 1986 exploring the railways of the Isle of Wight.
Includes the history and development of the island’s lines, and scenes throughout the network in the 1960s using a collection of archive film.Includes scenes at Ryde Pier Head, Espanade and Ryde St Johns plus Smallbrook Junction together with the other intermediate stations taken in 1964 and 1965. Also includes before and after scenes of the network.
55 mins (Colour) 4:3 format
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 118 Minutes (2 Discs)
Blu-ray or DVD