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Steam Journeys from Bristol DVD


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A nostalgic tour from Temple Meads including stops at Box Tunnel, Bath, Chippenham, Swindon and many others in the Bristol area, Gloucestershire and Somerset.

This is your chance to experience one of the best railway photograph archives in Britain.

Join railways author Rex Conway on a tour of main line journeys from Bristol, superbly illustrated by photographs which were captured during his countless expeditions around the country during the twilight years of steam in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Rex worked all his life as a professional photographer, and as he was also a keen railways enthusiast, this was the perfect combination to produce thousands of high quality photographs.

The steam engines of yesteryear and captured in all their glory and you can also enjoy a rich variety of West Country station views for those who take pleasure in railway architecture.

Complemented by modern film, and excerpts of rare archive footage, this nostalgic journey begins at Temple Meads, where Rex recalls watching trains as a young child in the early years of the Second World War.

Locations featured within the Bristol area include St. Phillips March, Mangotsfield, Yate, Patchway and Bitton, and your journey extends as far north as Gloucester.

Along the GWR route, Green Park and Sydney Gardens are also visited, along with Box Tunnel and Chippenham, and there is an extensive tribute to Swindon, once the hub of the GWR.

There are numerous stops in Somerset, including Shepton Mallet, Wells and Burnham-on-Sea, before returning to Temple Meads via Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill.

This dvd will be a genuine delight to railway enthusiasts everywhere.

Colour & B/W.

Approx. 65 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – 1st Take.