Steam action on the Southern Region with the emphasis on Railtours & Branch Lines of the 1960s. A look at working steam during the British Railways era on the Southern Region using mostly archive colour film.
The Programme Comprises:
Southern Veterans with 32636 and 32418 on the Sussex Railtour Special of the 7th October 1962.
The Victory Blue Belle Special - 21st October 1962. LSWR T9 number 120, Terrier ‘Stepney’ and the Adams Radial.
The Scottish Belle - 15th September 1963. Caledonian Railway Single 123 and T9 no 120.
Brighton Blue Belle - 27th October 1963. Terrier Stepney and E4 Birch Grove on the run through Haywards Heath and scenes of the Bluebell. Includes the last public trains on the link to the Bluebell Railway.
The Sussex Coast Limited - 24th June 1962. LSWR T9, a K Class, E4 32417 and M7 tank.
30055 - Includes the Midhurst branch and the run along the South Coast.
The Midhurst Belle - 18th October 1964 with 30839, 30064, 30530 and 35007.
Southern Branches featuring the branch to Tenterden and the Guildford to Horsham line just before closure. An H Class, a C Class and Ivatt tank 41299 at various points on both lines.
Hayling Island Farewell Railtour - 3rd November 1963. 30512 over the Alps through Alresford, Terriers on the Hayling Island Branch and 30531 & 30543 back to London.
Kentish Venturer Railtour - 25th February 1962. King Arthur Class 30782, 31263, 31690 and 30926.
The S15 Commemorative Railtour - 9th January 1966. S15 30837 and 31639,
The Surrey Wanderer - 5th July 1964. M7 30053 and Standard 2 78038 on tour in South London.
All Unpublished film.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 73 minutes approx
Released - August 2020