Plymouth to Exeter - The Southern Way
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DVD - 55 minutes
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When the LSW/SR ran into Devon and Cornwall, might steam engines crossed the national park of Dartmoor. In later years, DMUs were prominent on the line just before its closure. Now, brought to the screen with the aid of archive cine footage taken from the 1940s to the 1960s, comes this latest production from the Aarchive team.
Featured are all the stations from Plymouth Friary, including St Budeaux, Tamerton Foliet, Bere Ferrers, Bere Alston, Tavistock North, Brentor, Bridestowe, Meldon, Okehampton, Crediton and other stations, as they used to look and as they are today.
Also featured is the last passenger service from Exeter to Okehampton in 1972. Many of the West Country class engines are also featured. To round off the SR images, 12 minutes of superb archive steam footage is included at Southampton Central station in the 1950s.
Engines such as Axminster, Brentor and Seaton, plus a whole host of activity at Weymouth and the South.
An Aarchive Film Production
Produced and Directed by Roger Lilley
Titles and Editing: Phil Lilley
Archive footageMike Parriss, Bernard Mills, Norman Taylor
Consultant: Colin Bastin
With thanks to Chris Grove, Bill Bailey and Paul Fox