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B&R .96 Dvd: Southern Steam Finale, Part 9
The final weeks of Southern Region steam in June and July 1967 covered in depth.
Normal running over the main line from Waterloo to Weymouth with the remaining Bulleids and Standards is portrayed.
There are shed visits to Nine Elms and Weymouth as engines are prepared for their last turns and for some the last ever.
Railtours are seen with the visit of 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley to the region for a tour to Weymouth and is covered by nine different cameramen en-route.
The two BR specials hauled by Merchant Navies and two Society tours, the last one visiting Haslemere bank and the Swanage bank sometimes utilising double heading.
The last weeks’ trains including running at 97 mph from the footplate.
There were failures too.
The last day of steam as the final up steam-hauled train came up from Weymouth whilst other engines were steaming off to withdrawal at Salisbury.
This programme is different.
This is how it really was at the end.
It is not just a succession of runpasts, we also concentrate on detail.
The content is all archive film with an authentic soundtrack and 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.