Transport Video Publishing

Southern Electric

Code: TV049
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A programme using archive film to explore the development of electric power on the third rail electrified routes of the Southern.

These are all featured using film shot from the 1920s to the 1980s:

  • The Southern Railways units from the 1920s and 1930s
  • The 4 COR units
  • The 'Brighton Belle'
  • The EPBs of the British Railways era
  • The last of the 2 BILs and special trains

In addition we look at the Mark One stock of the British Railways era, with the CIGs, VEPs, COPs, BIGs, and CEPs using archive film shot over a period of 40 years.

Finally the Class 71s and Class 73s are illustrated on a range of traffic.

Locations include Waterloo, Victoria, London Bridge, the Brighton main line, Clapham Junction, the main line to Southampton, Wandsworth Road, Worthing and Surbiton.

Plus bonus footage - a cab ride from Purley to Victoria in the 1930s.

Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 85 Minutes
DVD only

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