Anbrico FelixJaz Productions

The Southern DEMU - 4 Disc Set

Code: AV210
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This four disc set features the following titles: 

AV205 - The South Western DEMU
Filmed on location on the South Western from 1988 to 1994.

Section 1: Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton We join the Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton service at the start of its journey. After stopping at Bath Spa we visit all stations from Salisbury. After arrival at Southampton a service returns.

Section 2: Southampton to Portsmouth Harbour After departing Southampton the service stops at St Denys. We watch units arrive and depart Fareham as the station is being refurbished. After departure we visit all stops on our journey to Portsmouth Harbour.  An ECS arrives for Yeovil service.

Section 3: Portsmouth Harbour to Basingstoke On departure from Portsmouth we retrace our journey as far as Fareham then head off towards Botley and Eastleigh. At Winchester we see the InterCity DEMU (this was first featured at the DVD opening). After seeing units at Worting Junction we arrive at Basingstoke.

Section 4: Basingstoke to Reading This section is based around a cab ride from Basingstoke to Reading. Although internal cab views are shown, at stations Bramley, Mortimer and Reading West we see external arrivals and departures.

Section 5: Reading to Gillingham A return journey is taken to Basingstoke, terminating in the bay. We then pick up another service visiting all stations before terminating in Salisbury bay. From Salisbury we pass through Tisbury and onto Gillingham where our journey ends.

Section 6: Additional Events: 205029/028 Thumper Tribute Railtour Sat 19 Feb 1994, 205026 strikes debris near Eastleigh Sun 22 Apr 1990, 207017 passing Richmond on ECS. Sun 26 Mar 1989, 207013 Brockenhurst Intercity DEMU Sun 07 Feb 1993 and 205029 Alton - Alresford at Medstead Sun 07 Feb 1993.

AV206 - The Marsh Link/Redhill DEMU
Filmed on location on the South Central from 1988 to 2004.

Section 1: Brighton to Ashford
We start our journey at Brighton and stop at Lewes, Eastbourne and Bexhill before arriving Hastings. Changing trains at Hastings, we then visit all station stops to Ashford. Upon arrival at Ashford we see both before and after views of the new International station. Our set heads off for fuel.

Section 2: Ashford to Hastings
Our empty set arrives from Chart Leacon. We take a return journey to Hastings, again stopping at all stops. At Rye we see our service passing the windmill. When at Hastings we see a number of services arrive - filmed over a 14 year period.

Section 3: Reigate to Tonbridge
After our stock departs the sidings we join the service to Redhill and Tonbridge, visiting a number of the stations en route.

Section 4: Tonbridge to London Bridge
Weekend engineering work resulted in no direct electric service between Tonbridge and London. A replacement thumper service therefore ran non-stop between Tonbridge and London Bridge. Firstly we see the pair depart Tonbridge, then pass through Redhill and East Croydon, before arriving into London Bridge.

Section 5: Charing Cross to Ashford
Although not our booked Class 205 or 207, this last section covers a ride on the Hastings unit on a timetabled service. First we travel from Charing Cross through Waterloo East to Hastings. Changing days and on a reduced formation we then travel to Ashford International where our journey and this film ends.

AV207 - The Oxted Line
Filmed on location on the South Central from 1986 to 2004.

Section 1: Uckfield - Oxted 
We start our journey at the old Uckfield station on the far side of the level crossing in 1990. Taking the next service, we see the thumpers stopping at all stations to Oxted.

Section 2: Oxted - London Bridge
After watching the shuffle at Oxted we see the service pass through stations on the run to East Croydon. While at East Croydon we see the lunchtime unit swap. Then onwards we see thumpers pass through a number of suburban stations before finally terminating at London Bridge.

Section 3: Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia
We take a ride on the shuttle from Clapham Junction platform 2 to Kensington Olympia. Then we return on the same set. At Clapham Junction we see 205029 for another working as well as an evening service which is en route to Victoria.

Section 4: Victoria - Oxted
We witness a morning service from Uckfield arrive before joining another service for Oxted. Racing through Clapham Junction then, after standing at East Croydon, we continue towards Oxted passing all stations.

Section 5: Oxted - Uckfield
Just as in section one, but in reverse, stopping at all stations. On arrival at Uckfield we see old and new stations and stock in more recent liveries.

AV201 - Middlesbrough/Whitby (only available in this collection)
Section 1: Middlesbrough - Whitby
Section 2: Whitby - Middlesbrough

Produced by - Anbrico Felixjaz
Running time - 270 Minutes (4 disc set)
DVD only

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