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An Archive History of Steam on the Southern - Prelude

An Archive History of Steam on the Southern  - Prelude


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SOUTHERN VARIETY The diversity of Steam power in the 1950s and early 1960s including G16 and H16 tanks, unrebuilt Bulleid Pacifics, The Lyme Regis branch with 4-4-2 tanks, Brighton Works with various motive power including a Terrier, ‘K’Class, E4s, Z Class, Beattie Wells Tanks, Ivatt Tanks, the Bournemouth Belle, the Somerset & Dorset at Templecombe, A major section featuring many aspects of the Southern with everything from Standard to Pre-Grouping classes.

The Westerham Branch with H Class 0-4-4 tanks and a journey along the line including footplate and lineside views.

The Hawkhurst Branch and a trip along the line from the junction at Paddock Wood with a ‘C’ Class. A record of a branch just before closure.

The Bluebell Railtour on the 1st of April 1962 to the Bluebell Railway, including early preservation scenes.

Journey to the Bluebell from London behind steam and a view of the motive power of the period.

Farewell to the ‘K’ Class with some final views of these 2-6-0s.

The South Western Limited on the 2nd of September 1962 from Waterloo to Exeter with a visit to the branches to Exmouth and a variety of main line and branch power including M7s.

The South Western Suburban Railtour of December 1962 with a pair of Beattie Well tanks plus an H16 on tour in South London.

The West Countryman of February 1963 behind A4 ‘Mallard’ and a trip along the Hemyock Branch.

The Dock Tank Railtour in March 1963 with a B4 tank from Winchester to Southampton.

The Hampshire Venturer of March 1963 with a T9, a Q1 and a USA tank plus other motive power along the way.

The Rambling Rose with an M7 on a tour to Salisbury.

The Hayling Island Branch with a journey along the line behind a ‘Terrier’.


First published on DVD: March 2017

Running Time: 77-mins (1hr 17min)

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An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Vol 0: 1964 Jan to Dec

An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Vol 0: 1964 Jan to Dec


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The Steam Fleet in Jan 1964 with a round up of the classes with everything from Pre-Gouping designs to Southern locomotives through to the Standard designs.

New Forest By-Way with veteran M7s on push pull services through Ringwood and Wimborne

Spring Railtours with the ‘Sussex Downsman’, the ‘Hampshire Venturer’ with ‘Q’ Class 30548

Steam in the West with Bulleid Pacifics and Standards on the Southern ‘Way to the West’ from Salisbury to Yeovil

Summer on the Isle of Wight with O2 Tanks on the lines to Ryde and Ventnor

Summer Memories with a journey from Waterloo to Southampton, Bournemouth and along the branch to Swanage with a variety of motive power including Ivatt Tanks and Standard 4s

Cross Country Steam on the line from Reading Southern to Guildford and Redhill with Maunsell 2-6-0s and Standard designs

Steam Fleet in June 1964 with a look at the classes still at work on the main line with scenes at Yeovil, Worting Junction, Seaton junction, Woking, Brockenhurst, Eastleigh, the Lymington Branch, Southampton Docks. A wide range of classes are shown in action on a variety of traffic

Steam Finale on the Withered Arm with the line from Plymouth to Okehampton, Padstow, Wadebridge and the route to Halwill Junction, Exeter St Davids and the branch to Ilfracombe

The Autumn of 1964 with steam on the main line and a variety of Bulleid designs

Steam Finale to Exeter with workings at Yeovil Town and Yeovil Junction - Farewell to Steam Railtour with 92220 ‘Evening Star’ on the Southern Counties Touring Society special. The Lyme Regis and Seaton Branches plus Ivatt Tanks

Vectis Railtour to the Isle of Wight with Q Class 33026 to Portsmouth and the LCGB special on the Island

Midhurst Belle Railtour of October with an S15, a ‘USA’ Tank, and a ‘Q’ Class for the run to various branches including Kemp Town and Midhurst

Eastleigh and Southampton Special of December with a Britannia,a ‘Battle of Britain’ and ‘USA Tanks’.


Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 90-mins (1hr 30min)

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An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Vol 1 - 1965

An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Vol 1 - 1965


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January to December 1965.

The definitive archive history of steam on the Southern Region in 1965.

The year started with 325 locomotives, from the Bulleid Pacifics, plus some Southern Railway types. In this programme we explore the Southern in 1965, its main line services, specials and cross country workings. In addition we include a special well ‘off region’!

Maunsell Commemorative Railtour on the 3rd of January with ‘U’ Class, ‘Q’ Class & ‘N’ Class on the run to Wimbledon, Reading and Tonbridge.

Cross Country Steam on the line from Guildford to Redhill with Standard and Southern designs. Plus freight and shunting at Guildford.

Winter 1965 a summary of the steam fleet with workings on the main line including Basingstoke, Woking & Fleet.

The East Devon Railtour from Waterloo to Axminster and the nearby branches.

Six Counties Railtour on the 7th of March with 31639 & 33006 well ‘off region’ on a trip to Stratford Upon Avon.

Spring 1965 with steam on the main line from Waterloo to Basingstoke with a wide range of classes.

The Wessex Downsman on 4th April 1965 to Reading, Bristol & the Somerset & Dorset.

Bulleid Pacific Railtour on the 23rd of May from Birmingham to Exeter.

Guildford to Horsham prior to closure in June with the last special.

Summer 1965 - Steam to the South Coast at Bournemouth & Weymouth with freight and passenger workings including bankers on Upwey Bank and the Swanage Branch.

Summer on the Isle of Wight - 02 tanks on the line to Ventnor.

Bournemouth West Closure with steam prior to closure in September.

4472 on the Southern - ‘Flying Scotsman’ on a special from Waterloo to Weymouth.

Vectis Farewell Railtour on the 3rd of October to the South Coast and the Isle of Wight.

Dec 1965 and the closing weeks of steam action.


Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 88-mins (1hr 28min)

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An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Vol 2 - 1966

An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Vol 2 - 1966


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January to December 1965.

The definitive archive history of steam on the Southern Region in 1965.

The year started with 325 locomotives, from the Bulleid Pacifics, plus some Southern Railway types. In this programme we explore the Southern in 1965, its main line services, specials and cross country workings. In addition we include a special well ‘off region’!

Maunsell Commemorative Railtour on the 3rd of January with ‘U’ Class, ‘Q’ Class & ‘N’ Class on the run to Wimbledon, Reading and Tonbridge.

Cross Country Steam on the line from Guildford to Redhill with Standard and Southern designs. Plus freight and shunting at Guildford.

Winter 1965 a summary of the steam fleet with workings on the main line including Basingstoke, Woking & Fleet.

The East Devon Railtour from Waterloo to Axminster and the nearby branches.

Six Counties Railtour on the 7th of March with 31639 & 33006 well ‘off region’ on a trip to Stratford Upon Avon.

Spring 1965 with steam on the main line from Waterloo to Basingstoke with a wide range of classes.

The Wessex Downsman on 4th April 1965 to Reading, Bristol & the Somerset & Dorset.

Bulleid Pacific Railtour on the 23rd of May from Birmingham to Exeter.

Guildford to Horsham prior to closure in June with the last special.

Summer 1965 - Steam to the South Coast at Bournemouth & Weymouth with freight and passenger workings including bankers on Upwey Bank and the Swanage Branch.

Summer on the Isle of Wight - 02 tanks on the line to Ventnor.

Bournemouth West Closure with steam prior to closure in September.

4472 on the Southern - ‘Flying Scotsman’ on a special from Waterloo to Weymouth.

Vectis Farewell Railtour on the 3rd of October to the South Coast and the Isle of Wight.

Dec 1965 and the closing weeks of steam action.


Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 88-mins (1hr 28min)

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An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Vol 4 - 1967

An Archive History of Steam on the Southern Vol 4 - 1967


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The definitive archive history of steam on the Southern Region in 1967.

January 1967 with an outline of the operational steam fleet, with Standard and Bulleid designs at work.

Bridport Belle Railtour with Bulleid pacifics on the run from Waterloo to Maiden Newton and the journey to Bridport with a pair of Ivatt tanks.

Mid Hants Branch Flyer on tour on various branches west of Southampton with USA tank 30072 and Standard Tank 80151.

March 1967 with steam at Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Woking, Basingstoke and Worting Junction plus steam at Victoria and ‘The Southern Ramblers Railtour’.

LNER Visitor with 3442 ‘The Great Marquess’ on tour from Victoria to the South Coast at Brighton and Lymington.

End of Steam on Lymington Branch on the 2nd April 1967.

Dorset Coast Railtour on 7th May 1967 from Waterloo to Swanage and Weymouth.

June 1967 and the last weeks of Southern Steam with scenes at Brockenhurst, Southampton Central, Basingstoke & Clapham junction.

A4 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ on the Southern on the 3rd and 4th of June. The loco is shown en route from Waterloo to Weymouth.

The Last Steam Sheds. Nine Elms, Guildford, Eastleigh and Bournemouth in the last days of steam. Includes ‘aerial views’ of Nine Elms and a USA tank at Guildford.

The Final Week. Scenes from the last days of steam showing the official ‘last day’ specials of Saturday the 1st of July plus workings the following week and the last day, Sunday the 9th of July with the very last trains.

After the End. The movement of Standard 4 75029 & 9F 92203 to the Longmoor Military Railway plus steam for scrap.


Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 85-mins (1hr 25min)

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An Archive History of Great Western Steam Vol.1: 1923 to 1963

An Archive History of Great Western Steam Vol.1: 1923 to 1963


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A series produced to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Great Western Railway from grouping through to the preservation era using film mostly never before seen on DVD. Volume 1 traces the development of steam on the Gt Western Railway in the 1920s through to Nationalisation in the 1950s and to the decline of steam in the 1960s.


Contents:-:

The Great Western Railway in the 1920s – The Introduction of the Kings – Centenary Stock – GWR 100 – The World’s Fastest Train – Streamlining – The War Years – The Formation of British Railways – Great Western locos produced in the BR Era with ‘Castles’, Modified Halls, Manors and Panniers – Great Western By-Ways in the 1950s with the Marlow Branch, the Lambourne Branch, Newbury to Winchester, Totnes to Ashburton, Liskeard to Looe, the Fowey branch, Brecon and Cambrian Coast – A journey along the Devon Coast in the early 1950s – the Devon Banks – Plymouth & the Saltash Bridge – Cross country steam in Worcestershire in the early 1950s – Steam Sheds in the 1950s including Stafford Road, Cardiff Canton, Old Oak and Reading – City of Truro – Swindon in the 1950s – First Castle Withdrawn – First 9400 withdrawn – Paddington in the 1950s including 6000 ‘King George V – The Tetbury branch dieselised – The end of the ‘Dukedogs – The Last Suburban steam from Paddington – Western Steam in 1962 – First ‘5205’ withdrawn – First ‘Grange’ withdrawn – Last of the Kings – 1962 last year for the West Country – Marlow Donkey dieselised – ‘Dukedog’ arrives on the Bluebell – South Wales Closure – The Steam Scene in 1963 – Farewell ‘King’ Railtour – Brixham Branch closure – Special trains in 1963 – Western steam to the South Coast – and Paddington Panniers.


Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 76-mins (1hr 16min)

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An Archive History of Great Western Steam Vol.2: 1964 to 1969

An Archive History of Great Western Steam Vol.2: 1964 to 1969


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A series produced to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Great Western Railway from grouping through to the preservation era using film mostly never before seen on DVD.


Volume 2 traces the development of steam from 1964 through the end of steam and the fledgling preservation era.


Contents:-:

4079 ‘Pendennis Castle’ on Tour – Castles in 1965 – Special trains in 1965 – Last steam on the Lickey – Special in South Wales – Last GWR steam to the South Coast – Scrap gathers at Barry – County Finale – Autumn of Western steam at Chester and in South Wales – Along the Cambrian Coast – Hereford to Gloucester closure – Last push pulls to Chalford with panniers and 14xx – The final year 1965 – ‘Clun Castle’ on tour – Pendennis at Swindon – Stronghold of steam at Chester and Wrexham with Panniers, 56XX and 2-8-0s -Pendennis on tour in 1965 – Last scheduled steam departure from Paddington – Last Manors on the Cambrian – Branch line special in 1965 – Variety at Bath Road shed in 1965 – Panniers in West Wales in 1965 – Oxley Shed with Manors, Halls, Prairies and Panniers – Special to Severn Valley Railway with 4555 and 1420 – Welsh Special – Stock moves to the Dart Valley Railway – Last Autumn of Western steam with specials and scenes at Oxford – Countdown to the end – Dart Valley steam – Gloucester shed – End of steam special with 7029 – Final workings in 1965 – Scrap at Severn Tunnel & Barry – 1966 survivors on S & D – Panniers at Wrexham in 1966 – Panniers special – Vale of Rheidol – Bath Road Open Day – 1967 ‘The Zulu’ to Chester – ‘Clun Castle’ on the East Coast Main Line and in the North – Stock moves – 1968 at Didcot – 1969 on Dart Valley – Panniers on London Transport.


Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 80-mins (1hr 20min)

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An Archive History of Great Western Steam Vol.3: 1970 to 2010

An Archive History of Great Western Steam Vol.3: 1970 to 2010


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A series produced to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Great Western Railway from grouping through to the preservation era using film mostly never before seen on DVD.


Volume 3 traces the story from 1970 through the return of main line steam and then into a new century.


Contents:-:

Severn Valley Railway in 1970 – Twyford Open Day – Old Oak Common Open Day 1971 – Reading Open Day – Last steam on London Transport with Pannier Tanks – Tyseley Open Day – Steam returns to the main line featuring ‘King George V’ – 0-4-2 Tank in filming of ‘Young Winston’ – Caerphilly Open Day with 43 hundred tank 5322 – Dart Valley Railway in 1972 – Steam on the main line in 1972 – Marlow Centenary in 1973 featuring 1450 tank – The Kingswear branch – Main line King in 1974 – Newport special with Pendennis Castle in 1974 – Bulmers Open Day – Filming with 5322 at Old Oak Common: The Vintage Train – 7808 ’Cookham Manor’ returns – Shildon cavalcade – West Somerset Railway opens – ‘Pendennis Castle’ in Australia – 125th Anniversary of Paddington n Rainhill 150th anniversary in 1980 – ‘Rocket’ and ‘Evening Star’ at Didcot – Old Oak Common Day in 1981 – Main line steam in 1982, 1983 and 1984 – GWR 150 Celebrations inc 2857 on freight at Newport – Closure of Swindon Works – ‘City of Truro’ returns to steam – Steam returns to the Cambrian in 1987 – ‘King George V’ taken out of traffic – Cholsey 100 Celebrations – ‘Nunney Castle’ in the north of England – Gloucs and Warks extension – 6024 ‘King Edward I’ on S and C – Dawlish Shuttles – Metropolitan steam – Locos returning to steam – King on Lickey n Royal Duty – Hall at Merehead Quarry on freight – Castle over Shap n GWR 175.


Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 90-mins (1hr 30min)

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An Archive History of Great Western Steam Vol.3: 1970 to 2010

An Archive History of Great Western Steam Vol.3: 1970 to 2010


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A series produced to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Great Western Railway from grouping through to the preservation era using film mostly never before seen on DVD.


Volume 4 retraces the story back to the 1960s for more footage of steam in action on the Western Region.


Contents:-:

Paddington Station in 1962 and 1963 with Pannier Tanks, Castles, Prairies and Halls

Southall Station in 1963 with local freight and passenger.

Reading Station with a variety of traffic in 1964 with ‘Halls’, ‘Castles’, ‘Manors’, Prairies’

Special Trains with ‘Pendennis Castle’ at Paddington on ‘The Great Western’,.

A Great Western Society Special of branches in the Thames Valley including Brentford, Uxbridge, Windsor and Marlow.

OURS special of 16th May 1964 from Paddington to Hereford with 5054 ‘Earl of Ducie’.

72006 ‘Clan Mackenzie’ on tour to Swindon.

A tour of Swindon shed and Works on the 8th December 1963.

Steam in the Bristol area in 1965 with a wide variety of power on passenger and freight.

The main line from Bristol to Gloucester including 14XX tanks and ‘Halls’ and ‘Castles’

West into Wales with steam at Patchway and the Severn Tunnel Junction including the ‘Car’ carrier at Pilning.


Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 70-mins (1hr 10min)

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