Branch Line Video

Somerset & Dorset Footplate Ride: Bath Green Park - Templecombe

Code: BL018
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In 1965 Gordon Dando had the rare opportunity of taking a footplate ride over the Somerset and Dorset from Bath Green Park to Templecombe and back.

The cine film that he took during the journey here coupled with views taken from the carriage window and numerous lineside shots provide a unique picture of the northern section of the Somerset and Dorset.

Despite the imminent closure of the Somerset and Dorset a wide variety of locomotives working both passenger and goods trains are seen.

Having completed the journey the DVD then takes a look at the branch from Evercreech Junction to Highbridge.

Each station on the line is featured whilst some poignant shots at the end show the recently abandoned track bed at Burnham on Sea.

The DVD is accompanied by a brief commentary giving details of the trains and locations seen.

With over 45 minutes of supurb colour cine film and authentic sound track from the archives of Peter Handford, this is as close to experiencing the thrill of a journey over the Somerset and Dorset as you are likely to get over 40 years after the closure of the line.

Produced by - Branch Line Video
Running time - 50 Minutes
DVD only

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