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.
Memories from railway men and women operating the Somerset & Dorset Railway. It is now many years since the line closed for traffic but the memories linger on. This film contains many memories from ex-S&D railwaymen and women filmed at their reunion in August 1995.