Steam Routes West: The Southern Way (B&R Vol. 85)
Get your ticket for the Southern route from Waterloo to Plymouth, filmed from 1960 to 1966. 95% is in full colour. There’s great branch coverage too – Ludgershall and Bulford, Chard, Callington, Seaton, Sidmouth and Wadebridge to Wenfordbridge are all featured. There are plenty of Bulleids but many other types as well on routes that have now changed or closed forever.
Full description from the producer:
This volume covers the Southern route from Waterloo to Plymouth.
Along the way we visit various branches like Ludgershall and Bulford before a glorious interlude at Salisbury on a summer Saturday before the diesels came and altered the Atlantic Coast Express for ever.
Down to another summer Saturday at Exeter Central via the Seaton and Sidmouth branches.
Onto the Withered Arm to Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.
A long look at Wadebridge to Wenfordbridge with a Beattie Well Tank even though the 1366 Class had arrived.
A brief view of the Callington Branch and finally Plymouth.
Plenty of Bulleids but many other types as well on a route that has now changed or closed forever.
A real West Country treat of steam.
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