Waterloo, Basingstoke, Folkstone, Along Southern Lines Part 1 B&R Vol 142 DVD
An archive video film of many types of Southern locomotives on various lines of the Southern Region. The South Western Division was the last to survive with steam traction up to the Summer of 1967. There is ample coverage of these lines from Waterloo to Basingstoke during a period from 1960 to 1967.
The South Eastern Division lost most of its steam in 1962 but Folkestone is seen when its harbour branch was still worked by steam traction albeit by Western pannier tanks. In this Division Tonbridge, Westerham, Gravesend, Gillingham and the Allhallows branch are also seen. Lydd to New Romney with the last DMUs. The famous Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch line is also visited.
Many specials in the last days of steam on the Waterloo to Basingstoke line are covered, with visiting Eastern and Scottish locos included.
The usual Bulleid pacifics are seen in quantity alongside Schools, King Arthurs, S15s, moguls and pannier tanks.
Nearly all the material is in colour and the film has an extensively researched commentary with an authentic sound track. 60 minutes.