An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Dvd, Part 4




Volume Four: 1967.

The definitive archive history of steam on the Southern Region in 1967.

A handful of classes soldiered on until the 11th July 1967 on Britain’s last steam operated main line.

This programme explores the final months, from the special trains, to the steam sheds and last workings.

The Programme Comprises:

January 1967: With an outline of the operational steam fleet, with Standard and Bulleid designs at work.

Bridport Belle Railtour: With Bulleid pacific on the run from Waterloo to Maiden Newton and the journey to Bridport with a pair of Ivatt tanks.

Mid Hants Branch Flyer: On tour on various branches west of Southampton with USA tank 30072 and Standard Tank 80151.

March 1967: With steam at Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Woking, Basingstoke and Worting Junction plus steam at Victoria and ‘The Southern Ramblers Railtour’.

LNER Visitor with 3442 ‘The Great Marquess’: On tour from Victoria to the South Coast at Brighton and Lymington.

End of Steam on Lymington Branch: On 2nd April 1967.

Dorset Coast Railtour: On 7th May 1967 from Waterloo to Swanage and Weymouth.

June 1967 and the last weeks of Southern Steam: With scenes at Brockenhurst, Southampton Central, Basingstoke and Clapham Junction.

A4 ‘Sir Nigel Greasley’ on the Southern: On 3rd and 4th June. The loco is shown en-route from Waterloo to Weymouth.

The Last Steam Sheds: Nine Elms, Guildford, Eastleigh and Bournemouth in the last days of steam. Includes ‘aerial views’ of Nine Elms and a USA tank at Guildford.

The Final Week: Scenes from the last days of steam showing the official ‘last day’ specials of Saturday the 1st July plus workings the following week and the last day, Sunday 9th July with the very last trains.

After the End: The movement of Standard 4 75029 and 9F 92203 to the Longmoor Military Railway plus steam for scrap.

Approx. 85 minutes.

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