The Summer of ’67 DVD: The Last Days of Steam on the Southern Region




The Summer of ’67 Dvd – The Last Days of Steam on the Southern Region.

A special dvd showing the end of steam on the Southern Region in 1967.

Full of  archive film in and around Southampton, Bournemouth and London.

A review of the end of steam on the main line from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Includes steam action on the main line in 2007 with Southern engines such as Merchant Navy Class Clan Line, Tangmere and Lord Nelson.

A review of events at the Mid-Hants Railway and Swanage Railway commemorating the end of steam and interviews with those who recall the last days in July 1967 including Driver Stan Symes of Dorset fame.

The final weeks of steam-hauled passenger services on the Southern Region of British Railways are remembered in this special programme.

It was on 9th July 1967 that steam finally retired from the main line between London Waterloo to Southampton, Bournemouth and Weymouth.

From rare archive films taken in the closing weeks and months, we see the last services, including the ‘Bournemouth Belle’, which was steam-hauled almost to the very end.

Views in Southampton Docks which saw steam activity during the final days.

We speak to Driver Stan Symes from Dorset about his thoughts on the final workings from Bournemouth and to David Shepherd who bought engines from BR towards the end of steam.

Tony Clare of the Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society explains how their locomotive No. 35028 Clan Line was selected and purchased in 1967.

We end with a review of events that took place at the Swanage and Mid-Hants railways to commemorate the end.

Approx. 70 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Kingfisher Productions.