Classic Southern Region Dvd, Part 2
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The Lymington Branch, Brockenhurst to Broadstone (The Old Road), West Moors to Salisbury & The Somerset & Dorset (Broadstone to Templecombe).
The counties of Hampshire and Dorset have a rich railway history and here we chart the rise and fall of four classic lines.
Section 1: Takes a look at the Brockenhurst to Lymington Branch Line.
A brief history of the branch is followed by over eight minutes of cine film including scenes of M7s working push pull services in the early 1960s through to the final days of steam working with BR Standards when the branch became famous as the last steam worked branch in the country.
Section 2: Follows the ‘Old Road’ from Brockenhurst through Ringwood and Wimbourne to Broadstone.
Again a brief history is followed by seven minutes of superb archive cine fine showing each of the stations and the rich diversity of traffic that used the line before its closure to passenger traffic in 1964.
Section 3: Looks at the line from West Moors to Salisbury.
This little known line followed the River Avon for most of its route passing through pretty stations at Verwood, Daggons Road, Fordingbridge, Breamore and Downton.
Filmed in 1964, the last days of the line are captured before we take a look at Salisbury and its amazing variety of traffic.
Section 4: Takes a look at the southern end of the Somerset and Dorset from Broadstone to Templecombe.
Over eighteen minutes of archive film shows each of the stations and halts on the line.
The milk traffic at Bailey Gate is shown in detail and sets the tone as most of the traffic seen on the Somerset & Dorset comprises goods trains.
In all there is over forty minutes of colour archive cine film brought to life by a full commentary and the reminiscences of locos crews who worked the line.
Narrator: Greville Sockett.
All rights reserved: Branch Line Video 2007.
Approx. 60 minutes.
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