An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Dvd, Part 2




Volume Two: January to July 1966.

The definitive archive history of steam on the Southern Region in 1966.

This was the last full year of steam on the Southern and there was still a wide range of action, from Waterloo Main Line to the Isle of Wight.

This programme explores the first half of 1966 from the special trains, to the steam sheds and last workings.

The Programme Comprises:

The Steam Fleet on the 1st January 1966: With a summary of the wide range of classes from Bulleid Pacifics, to the ‘Q’ Class and 02 tanks on the Isle of Wight.

Somerset & Dorset Railtour: On the 1st January 1966.

The Last Steam Train to Exeter: On the 8th January 1966 from Waterloo to Exeter.

The S15 Commemorative Railtour: With 30837 on tour from Waterloo to Bordon, Eastleigh and Havant.

Isle of Wight Closures: With the last workings along the Cowes and Ventnor line prior to their closures.

Southern Venturer Railtour: On the 20th February 1966 to Brighton and Gosport, where 31411 is featured in and around the station.

Somerset & Dorset Closure: Plus the end of a connecting route with the Western Region.

The New Forester: With ‘Q’ Class 33006 and USA tanks to Gosport and Fawley.

The Solent Railtour: On the 20th March 1966 featuring USA tanks to Fawley.

The Victory Railtour: On the 26th March 1966, with A4 60024, en-route from Waterloo to Eastleigh Works and Weymouth, plus the return via Yeovil.

The Longmoor Railtour: On the 16th April 1966, with Southern Moguls to Woking, and 2-10-0 ‘Gordon’ to the LMR. Then a tour of the Longmoor system with ‘Gordon’ and an 0-6-0 Austerity. Finally the return to Waterloo.

June 1966: The Main line from Waterloo to Weymouth with freight and passenger workings including Eastleigh and Upwey Bank.

Summer Memories: With a journey behind steam through Bournemouth.

Approx. 85 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Transport Video Publishing (TVP).