Here is a vivid reminder of what it was like to travel over that most lamented of cross-country railway lines the Somerset & Dorset. Filmed mostly during the summer of 1965, the final full year before closure in March 1966, the journey takes the viewer on the line from Bath to Evercreech Junction, then along the branch to Highbridge and Burnham, before returning to the main line to continue a journey southwards from Evercreech to Bournemouth. But rather than just filmed from the lineside, many sequences were taken from the footplate or from the carriage window.
This dvd is based around original film made by the British Aircraft Corporation Railway Society Film Unit and by Peter Barnfield and David Williams. The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust and Kingfisher Productions wish to express their thanks to the above for making this archive material freely available and to Mike Arlett for undertaking the lengthy job of editing, scripting and narrating this production.
Narrated by Mike Arlett.
Produced by - Kingfisher / Railway Recollections
Running time - 60 Minutes