The very special Somerset and Dorset Class 7F 2-8-0s. Their working lives were spent entirely on the famous Somerset and Dorset Railway and such was their charisma that two examples, 53808 and 53809, have been saved for posterity.
Filmed mostly in 1965, the final year before its closure in March 1966, this journey takes the viewer on the line from Bath to Evercreech Junction, then along the branch to Highbridge and Burnham, before returning to the main line to continue a journey southwards from Evercreech to Bournemouth. F...
The full story of one of the UK’s premier steam branch lines. This documentary looks at the growth of the fascinating Swanage line – its British Rail days, its closure period in the early 1970s, its subsequent reconstruction, and its ongoing preservation.
A remarkable programme showing the end of steam on the Southern Region in 1967, full of archive film from 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.