Somerset & Dorset Footplate Dvd

The Somerset & Dorset Footplate Ride, Bath Green Park – Templecombe.

Plus lineside scenes including the Highbridge Branch.

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

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

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

Having completed the journey the programme 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 of the end show recently abandoned track bed at Burnham on Sea.

Accompanied by a brief commentary giving details of the trains and locations seen.

With over forty-five minutes of superb colour cine film and authentic sound from the archives of Peter Handford, this is as close to experiencing a journey over the S&D as you are likely to get over forty years after the closure of the line.

Narrator: Greville Sockett.
All rights reserved: Branch Line Video 2007.

Approx. 50 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of Branch Line Video.

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