An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Dvd, Prelude




Steam on the Southern Region of British Railways during the 1950s to the early 1960s and everything from the main line to branch services, freight, express passenger and special trains.

Southern Variety

The diversity of Steam power in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Including G16 and H16 tanks.

Un-rebuilt Bulleid Pacifics.

The Lyme Regis branch with 4-4-2 tanks.

Brighton Works with various motive power including a Terrier, ‘K’ Class, E4s, Z Class, Beattie Wells Tanks and Ivatt Tanks.

The Bournemouth Belle.

The Somerset & Dorset at Templecombe.

A major section featuring many aspects of the Southern with everything from Standard to Pre-Grouping classes.

The Westerham Branch: With H Class 0-4-4 tanks and a journey along the line including footplate and lineside views.

The Hawkhurst Branch: A trip along the line from the junction at Paddock Wood with a ‘C’ Class. A record of the branch just before closure.

The Bluebell Railtour: On the 1st of April 1962 to the Bluebell Railway, including early preservation scenes.

Journey to the Bluebell: From London behind steam and a view of the motive power of the period.

Farewell to the ‘K’ Class: With some final views of these 2-6-0s.

The South Western Limited: On the 2nd of September 1962 from Waterloo to Exeter with a visit to the branches to Exmouth and a variety of main line and branch power including M7s.

The South Western Suburban Railtour: December 1962 with a pair of Beattie Well tanks plus an H16 on tour in South London.

The West Countryman: February 1963 behind A4 ‘Mallard’ and a trip along the Hemyock Branch.

The Dock Tank Railtour: March 1963 with a B4 tank from Winchester to Southampton.

The Hampshire Venturer: March 1963 with a T9, a Q1 and a USA tank plus other motive power along the way.

The Rambling Rose: With an M7 on a tour to Salisbury.

The Hayling Island Branch: With a journey along the line behind a ‘Terrier’.

Approx. 77 minutes.

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