The latest in our Train Spotter's Notebook series, this 1 hour 2 minute production using both 8mm and 16mm footage in full colour covers steam in action on the following routes and locations:
Bournemouth Central and Poole, then a ride up the S&D to Bath Green Park with footage at Evercreech Junction, then the Yeovil Town - Junction push pull, Barnstaple Junction to Ilfracombe, a trip on the Callington branch, Bodmin North to Padstow and up to Halwill Junction. The it's off up the main line to Salisbury with a visit to the shed. Southampton Central is the stop off point for a visit to the Isle of Wight along with an 02 shunting at Medina Wharf.
Returning to the mainland, scenes are filmed at Northam Junction before time is spent watching train and loco movements at Eastleigh station and depot. Trains pass through Winchester City and there follows numerous movements at Battledown Flyover and Worting Junction with many combinations of routes being used. Scenes at Basingstoke and the cutting just east of the station, at Fleet and Farnborough Main follow with lower arm semaphore signalling still in use. Movements at Clapham Junction are next seen with parallel running out of Waterloo.
Then it's off to the Central Division for Hall Class haulage to Guildford followed by cross country freight workings on the Redhill - Reading route. A trip is made from Hove to Horsham on the Steyning line before DEMU haulage back to Shoreham is made where a Q Class departs on a freight.
Many classes including E4, E6, Q and K are glimpsed passing Brighton shed before time is spent there with the Brighton - Plymouth an v.v. service.
Then it's off to Eastbourne shed prior to extensive coverage of a trip up the Cuckoo line with station and lineside shots to Tunbridge Wells West and return on the final day.
The closing shots are at Berwick between Eastbourne and Lewes.
U and N classes proliferate along with the rest of the steam scene in the 1960s including Q1, USA, S15 and many others on freight, local, express and inter regional passenger workings.
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