B&R .84 Dvd: Railways Around Bristol




A film of the railways around Bristol from local cameraman Terry Nicholls who worked for British Railways and knew the best spots to see steam at work around the city.

First we see Bedminster and Clifton Bridge with the Docks at Wapping Wharf using steam.

Return to Temple Meads with a visit to Bath Road and the line to Bath via East Depot.

Then the Midland route north to Wickwar and Mangotsfield after a visit to Barrow Road shed.

Finally the South Wales line to Pilning via Stapleton Road filmed from 1964; many LMS and GWR types are included, Castles and Jubilees, even examples of the SR and LNER.

Some early diesels are also seen like the Blue Pullman and a couple of Hymeks but predominately steam at its best.

A detailed and comprehensive look at the railways around Bristol.

Filmed by local railwayman and enthusiast Terry Nicholls, the film covers routes around the city centred on Temple Meads.

Steam is seen at Bedminster and Clifton Bridge where the Avon river flows into Bristol Docks which was worked by an industrial steam engine at Wapping Wharf.

Bath Road shed is seen with some visiting steam before a look at the line to Bath via East Depot and St. Annes Park.

Returning to Temple Meads the story continues along the Midland route to Wickwar.

Visiting Barrow Road shed, Kingswood, Mangotsfield in detail, and Rangeworthy.

The third section of the film follows the Western line to Severn Tunnel via Dr. Days Junction and extensive views on Ashley Hill bank via Stapleton Road.

After visiting Stoke Gifford there are views of steam trains being banked through Patch Way and out of Severn Tunnel.

Many ex-LMS and ex-GWR locomotives are seen.

There are ex-LMS Jubilees, Patriots, Black 5s, 4Fs, ex-GWR Castles, Halls, Granges and freight types.

Standard Classes also appear and there are many Summer Saturday steam workings passing through Bristol.

The Blue Pullman and a few diesel hydraulics complete the story from 1964 to 1973.

This programme is all colour and has an informative commentary and authentic sound track thereby achieving the best out of the original archive film.

Approx. 60 minutes.

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