B&R 119 Dvd: Steam into Wessex, Part 2




Southern steam from Waterloo to Weymouth throughout the 1960s with many types of locomotives from Bulleids to Standards.

Main line steam to Wimbledon, Woking, Guildford, Brookwood, Basingstoke and Salisbury.

Templecombe to Burnham-on-Sea on the Somerset & Dorset.

Yeovil and Eastleigh.

Visit the Isle of Wight from 1962 to 1966.

Views at Southampton and Bournemouth before Weymouth and the Isle of Portland.

Some Western engines on the Southern.

M7s, Black Motors, S15 and Standards.

A visit to Eastleigh Works and much more to delight all steam enthusiasts.

Filmed from 1960 to 1967, we journey from Waterloo to Weymouth, Basingstoke to Salisbury, and on to the Somerset and Dorset from Templecombe to Highbridge and Bath.

On the South Western main line we stop off at Eastleigh to visit the Works in 1963.

There is extensive coverage of the Isle of Wight railway system, Ryde to Ventnor and Ryde to Cowes via Newport with passenger and freight.

We visit Bournemouth and Weymouth with its quayside tramway serving the Channel Islands boats in the early 1960s.

Quite unique is a railtour to the Isle of Portland and Easton.

There are numerous classes of motive power to be seen, from small Class 02 tanks on the Isle of Wight to the Bulleid pacifics with the occasional King Arthur on the way.

There are freight types like Maunsell moguls, S15s, 700 0-6-0s, H16, W tanks and the inevitable Standards; S & D 2-8-0, Ivatt tanks and Western Panniers including GWR Dock tanks.

Filmed mainly in colour this programme takes a fascinating and nostalgic look back at the steam scene of the 1960s in many locations on the Southern Railway.

Approx. 60 minutes.

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