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Filmed almost all in colour, this archive film of the SR in the 1960s features both service trains and rail tours around the London suburbs and the main line from Waterloo to Basingstoke. It includes Schools 4-4-0s, King Arthur 4-6-0s and the extinct EMUs of 5-BEL, 6-PUL and 2-BIL types; ex-GWR pannier tanks, M7 0-4-4 tanks, Maunsell Moguls, Bulleid Pacifics, H16 and W classes.
Full description from the producer:
An all archive film of the Southern Region in the 1960s featuring both service trains and a few enthusiast rail tours in the area around the London Suburbs and the main line from Waterloo to Basingstoke. At Clapham there is extensive coverage of the area with many varieties of motive power from 1960. We include Schools 4-4-0s, King Arthur 4-6-0s and the now long extinct EMUs of 5-BEL, 6-PUL and 2-BIL types, ex-GWR pannier tanks, M7 0-4-4 tanks, Maunsell Moguls, H16 and W classes, all alongside the various Standard designs and Bulleid Pacifics. Travelling westwards through Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Surbiton, Hersham, Walton, Woking and Guildford, we see a further variety of motive power with S15 4-6-0s and more Maunsell Moguls. Onwards along the South Western main line and we travel to Pirbright, Sturt Junction, Fleet and finally Basingstoke where T9, Schools, more moguls, Q1s and Inter-Regional motive power are seen.
Nearly all the material is in colour and the film has an extensively researched commentary with an authentic sound track.