B&R 105 Dvd: Remembering the Southern, Part 1




Jim Clemens Collection Volume 14.

Over the years, Jim visited the Southern region many times.

Remember how good the Withered Arm programme was?

In this volume we begin with a film from his collection of Dover in 1949.

He took excursions to Brighton and Portsmouth, visited the Hayling Island and Lymington branches with M7’s and early 1960’s film on the Isle of Wight.

The southern end of the Somerset and Dorset which was not included in the Somerset Railways programme.

This is not all about the end of Southern steam in 1967 although doubtless it will turn up one day!

See how the sun really did come earliest in the South!

Steam on the Southern Railway from 1949 to 1966 with visits to the main lines and branches on the South Coast of England when steam reigned supreme.

Rare black and white film of Dover in 1949 and 1950 when West Country and Battle of Britain locomotives were still being built for the newly formed British Railways.

Dover Marine was still the gateway to the Continent with the famous Golden Arrow Pullman.

Pre-grouping locomotives are seen around the shed with L, O1, C and El classes.

King Arthurs and Schools also put in an appearance.

There is a visit to Brighton and one to Portsmouth to cross to the Isle-of Wight where 02s worked with ancient stock to Newport, Cowes and Ventnor from Ryde.

The branches of Hayling Island with Terriers, Lymington with M7s and Swanage, also with M7s, are covered.

The main line through Basingstoke in 1962 and 1965 with Bulleid Pacifics, rebuilt and un-rebuilt, mixing it with Lord Nelsons and Schools.

Western motive power is on inter-regional expresses.

A footplate ride through the New Forest finally ends this first volume of the Southern Region as seen through the camera of photographer Jim Clemens.

Filmed in black and white and excellent colour for the later views, an authentic sound track and informative commentary has been added.

Approx. 60 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.