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B&R 133 Dvd: Western Steam South of Birmingham
The Jim Clemens Collection No.23.
A Jim Clemens film of his travels around Birmingham and south thereof, eventually reaching Swindon and on to some Wiltshire branches.
The footage includes the Great Western main line south of Birmingham Snow Hill through Hatton to Leamington Spa.
Early film of an SLS 56xx class hauled tour to Henley in Arden.
Standard Class 2 hauled normal journey from Wolverhampton to Stourbridge via Round Oak.
Bordesley steam and plenty of Snow Hill steam scenes.
Visit Tyseley shed and just for interest, the 1500 panniers at Coventry Colliery.
The North Warwick line is traversed in 1968 by a DMU showing the journey and all the stations in great detail.
South through Fenny Compton to Banbury and a visit to the ironstone quarries there.
In 1963 a visit to Swindon Works with the last King Class 6018.
Other visits there show County class and even a Clan Pacific!
A little of the M & SWJR (Midland & South Western Junction Railway) at Swindon Town.
Followed by the Highworth branch, Marlborough, Savernake and Calne branches.
A very varied programme with some rare scenes on which much of the railway was Great Western.
Motive power ranges from panniers to Kings, Prairies and Counties.
The film has been mastered with an authentic sound-track and researched in detail to give an informative commentary.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.