Bere Alston, Tavistock, Okehampton, Ryde, Southern Recollections, B&R Vol 88 DVD
A film of the steam railway around the Southern Region taken by
enthusiast TERRY NICHOLLS from 1964 to 1967. Journey down to Plymouth to
traverse the Withered Arm via BERE ALSTON and the CALLINGTON branch,
TAVISTOCK to OKEHAMPTON and BUDE. A railtour along the WENFORDBRIDGE
branch with 0-6-0 PT 1369 in 1964 is followed by the Exmoor Ranger Tour
from EXETER to OKEHAMPTON, HALWILL TORRINGTON, BARNSTAPLE and
ILFRACOMBE. A 1964 Summer Saturday at EXETER CENTRAL is alive with
Bulleid pacifics. Eastwards via Salisbury to BASINGSTOKE for a 1965
Summer Saturday when Inter-Regionals were still hauled by Halls and
Black 5’s. Further down the line, time is spent at SHAWFORD for similar
traffic. Over to the Isle of Wight visiting RYDE, NEWPORT and VENTNOR.
Finally WEYMOUTH and Bincombe bank, before travelling via BOURNEMOUTH
to end at SOUTHAMPTON. 60 minutes.