Driver’s Eye View: Wessex, Weymouth to Waterloo
Available on back-order
This Driver’s eye view begins with a brief look at the unique street-running Weymouth quay ‘tramway’ from a class 73 Electro-Diesel Locomotive. It is unlikely that this line will ever see a train again so it is also included on the DVD as a menu driven bonus.
Our main line train is a class 442 Wessex electric still in Network SouthEast colours. We head out of Weymouth and climb up towards Dorchester South, the 5 coach train taking all the power available from the third rail. Turning east the train calls at the intermediate stations as far as Poole and Bournemouth, with their classic causeway approaches.
Speeding up, we call at Brockenhurst (for connection with the Lymington branch) and pass through the delightful stretch of unspoilt New Forest to Southampton. We then run non-stop at up to 100 mph along the former LSWR quadruple track main line via Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction into Waterloo.
Filmed in 1994 and narrated by TV presenter Fred Dinenage
Originally on VHS cassette, the Winchester to Basingstoke section was excluded for time reasons
Now on DVD – as a menu option you will be able to view the missing section from Winchester to Basingstoke. (No commentary of course nor any cut-aways). The camera rushes of the Weymouth street "tramway" is menu-driven. Once again there is no commentary but with the line quite likely never to be used again, this is unique footage running for about 30 minutes and showing the entire progress of our train from the cab of a class 73.
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