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Vol.46 - Steam Routes West (The Western Way) (60-mins)


Vol.46 - Steam Routes West (The Western Way) (60-mins)

Ref: BR046D


The Western Way takes a journey from Paddington to Saltash but not necessarily by the most direct route. It is primarily to visit the less well covered areas by film cameramen dealing with secondary lines and branches. Gloucester is reached via Reading, after which there is a look at the Chalfont auto service along the Golden Valley. On via Bristol Temple Meads to find Tiverton Junction. Here, in 1963, a railtour headed by 60022 "Mallard" allowed participants a trip from Exeter via Cadleigh behind two 45xx prairie tanks to the Junction, before visiting the Hemyock branch. This was worked by 14xx auto tanks and this theme continues for a visit to the Teign Valley line from Newton Abbot to Exeter via Heathfield, filmed in 1958. Then a visit to the Moretonhampstead branch also in 1958, Titfield Thunderbolt stuff this, racing the local bus! A branch to survive into preservation was the Ashburton line from Totnes. This is seen in depth, also in 2958, and all these lines in colour. Before the Dart Valley or South Devon Railways came into existence, stock was stored and steamed at Totnes Quay including 6998, 1363 and 1466. Banking on Rattery is seen taking us further west into Plymouth and a shed visit to Laira. An auto train is used to journey across the Saltash Bridge and visit the station. Steam in and out of Cornwall in the hands of Castle, County and Grange classes. Finally back to Paddington with "Burton Agnes Hall", "City of Truro" and the last County No. 1011, and Castle and diesel hydraulics at Iver. No. 7025 "Sudeley Castle" arrives under Brunel's roof just how it was in the days of steam. Twenty-five classes of steam, most of them ex-GWR, and the true GWR branch line atmosphere are well portrayed. There is some very rare footage here!.





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Vol.85 - Steam Routes West (The Southern Way) (60-mins)  (Released January 2002)


Vol.85 - Steam Routes West (The Southern Way) (60-mins) (Released January 2002)

Ref: BR085D


Back in Volume 46 we travelled west the Western Way as far as Plymouth. This volume covers the Southern route from Waterloo to Plymouth, a bit like the Withered Arm video really. 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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Vol.125 - Steam Into Devon (68-mins) (Released 21Nov06)


Vol.125 - Steam Into Devon (68-mins) (Released 21Nov06)

Ref: BR125D


Jim Clemens Collection No.21. An archive video film of mainly steam on the lines of Devon that includes Western and Southern motive power.

The Southern lines include the Sidmouth Junction to Exmouth branch via Budleigh Salterton and on to Exeter Central. There is also coverage of the Exmoor Ranger tour, that went to Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.

The Western branches see steam on the Exeter to Tiverton, Dulverton and Barnstaple lines using 14xx, 73xx and pannier motive power. On the way, the Hemyock branch is seen in ordinary traffic days and finally the 1963 visit from 60022 and the corresponding visit to Hemyock by 14xx and assorted brake vans. 3205 heads the Exmoor Ranger from Barnstaple to Venn Cross.

The Western main line from Exeter to Newton Abbott with a 28xx precludes a visit to the Paignton branch. Then the Totnes to Ashburton branch from 1958 to 1970; Launceston to Plymouth with Prairie tanks.

Many of the railways seen here have long gone, along with the motive power. This was the time of living branch, secondary and main line traffic in the County of Devon.

Photo:- Jim Clemens. 1451 at Hemyock

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3. Vol.129 - Steam into Cornwall (63-mins) (Released 30th.April 2007) (Ref: BR129D)


Vol.129 - Steam into Cornwall (63-mins) (Released 30th.April 2007)


Vol.129 - Steam into Cornwall (63-mins) (Released 30th.April 2007)

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Jim Clemens Collection No.22. An archive film of mainly steam on the lines of Cornwall including Western and Southern motive power.

We follow the Great Western main line from SALTASH to PENZANCE, viewing the major stations en route including LISKEARD, TRURO, PAR, CHACEWATER, GWINEAR ROAD, St. ERTH and PENZANCE.

There are visits to the LOOE, HELSTON, FALMOUTH, NEWQUAY and St. IVES branches and a visit to PAR HARBOUR for industrial steam and to NEWLYN harbour with narrow gauge diesels.

BODMIN to WADEBRIDGE and PADSTOW on the Southern, including T9s.

A 1960s visit to the FOREST RAILROAD at DOBWALLS near Liskeard.

A complete journey on the last steam to Penzance, the CORNUBIAN tour of May 1964 with a 28xx and a West Country pacific.

Filmed in colour except for the earliest material from a GWR publicity film, this video takes a fascinating and nostalgic look back at the steam scene of the 1960s. The film has been mastered with an authentic sound-track and researched in detail to give an informative commentary.

Cover photo:- Keith Pirt, 4569 at Bodmin Road.

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Vol.89 - Along GWR Lines Part 3: Cardiff to Penzance (60-mins)  (* Released August 2002 *)


Vol.89 - Along GWR Lines Part 3: Cardiff to Penzance (60-mins) (* Released August 2002 *)

Ref: BR089D


The third volume in the series takes us from South Wales to Penzance with an introduction at Paddington. Cardiff and Newport scenes in 1965 when there was still steam hauled freight by both large and small tank engines. Freight with steam is also seen climbing Pilning Bank out of the Severn Tunnel including the car ferry train. Down to Bristol on Stapleton Road bank. Another visit to the Staple Hill Bank on the old Midland,· but by now under Western Region control. While at Bristol see 4079 being loaded onto a ship for Australia. We thought it would never come back, but it did. Westwards via Taunton, Exeter and the sea wall to Plymouth. Cornwall and its branches to Penzance. This has a mixture of steam and diesel-hydraulic power. All scenes unrepeatable!





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Vol.188 - Along Southern Lines Part 8 - South West to Exeter & Beyond (65-mins) (Released 9th.October  2014)


Vol.188 - Along Southern Lines Part 8 - South West to Exeter & Beyond (65-mins) (Released 9th.October 2014)

Ref: BR188D



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Most of the Southern’s train journeys to the West commenced at Waterloo where we see a Merchant Navy pacific backing on to its train before departing. Double headed MNs depart from Weymouth followed by a Standard Class 5 at Wareham. There is Bulleid action at Seaton Jct and Barnstaple plus an N Class 2-6-0 at Okehampton.


At Bournemouth Central we see S&DJR 2-8-0s, Bulleid pacifics, Standard Class 5s and Ivatt class 2 tanks. Adding to this variety blue A4 "Sir Nigel Gresley" is on a rail tour racing through the New Forest. Scenes at Brockenhurst feature both Standard tender and tank engines. A Channel Island Bulleid hauled boat train hurries through Beaulieu Road. More Bulleid Pacifics are seen at Southampton Central and Eastleigh with one rushing through Shawford in wintery conditions. Some excellent shots of Bulleids and Standard class 4 4-6-0s at Battledown Flyover are followed by footage at Basingstoke with Bulleids roaring through and departing.


Along the Salisbury line we stop at Andover for some nice Bulleid action, as well as an S15 and a Standard class 5 plus a GWR Manor, Hall and an S&D 2-8-0 on enthusiasts specials. At Salisbury we are just in time to see the crack Atlantic Coast Express arrive. More Bulleid pacifics along with an N Class mogul. A USA tank has the melancholy task of shunting lines of withdrawn engines. Passing Salisbury shed, and Templecombe we reach Yeovil Junction to see a Maunsell King Arthur, an M7 on a push-pull and a Merchant Navy.


Next a trip to Yeovil Town on a Western auto train before returning to the Junction for more Bulleid action. After passing through Crewkerne and Chard, where a pair of S15s are seen, we arrive at Axminster. We travel the Lyme Regis branch, first behind the legendary 0415 tanks and then by two Ivatt class 2 tanks on the LCGB East Devon Railtour. Next to Seaton Junction for a trip to Seaton behind an M7 tank before returning to the Junction to see S15's, Pacifics and a 64XX pannier . Onwards to Sidmouth for M7, Standard Class 3 and an Ivatt class 2 plus Pannier hauled special train to Exmouth. We travel past Exmouth Junction Shed where an A4 is being serviced and arrive at Exeter Central for the ACE. A W tank is seen amongst the usual motive power.


Finally we traverse the steep gradient down towards Exeter St Davids to see two West Countries departing, then to Cowley Bridge for the Southern's Withered Arm with some nice shots of N class 2-6-0s at Eggesford, Halwill Jct. and Braunton plus an Ivatt tank at Instow.


All the archive film is in colour apart from a few sequences in black & white.. An authentic soundtrack has been added along with a researched commentary.


Cover Photo:- Keith Pirt/Courtesy Book Law Publications, 34078 "22 Squadron" enters Exeter Central. 1963.


All text is © Wolverton Rail (a trading name of ADVANCE MICRO COMPUTERS LTD.)





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Vol.69 - The Withered Arm Part 1 (60-mins)


Vol.69 - The Withered Arm Part 1 (60-mins)

Ref: BR069D


Jim Clemens Collection No.3. . Jim visited North Devon and Cornwall often in the early 1960's sometimes using the Atlantic Coast Express. This is a classic journey on the Atlantic Coast Express to the far flung reaches of the Southern Railway known as the Withered Arm, that part of the route west of Exeter.

Join this celebrated train at Waterloo and travel via Basingstoke, Salisbury and Sidmouth Junction to EXETER CENTRAL seeing the line from the train and lineside in steam days, no single lines then. Onto the Withered Arm itself to BARNSTAPLE JUNCTION and ILFRACOMBE, virtually every station is seen. Return to BARNSTAPLE and travel south via INSTOW and BIDEFORD to TORRINGTON with 02 and Ivatt tank engines.

Forward to busy HALWILL JUNCTION before an in depth visit to the BUDE branch and its harbour line. T9's still visited here in 1961. Further west via LAUNCESTON to WADEBRIDGE, more classic steam with Beattie Well tanks, and T9's to Padstow. BODMIN is visited, both General and North stations. Return via BERE ALSTON, GUNNISLAKE and OKEHAMPTON to EXETER Central. There is a visit to PENZANCE by a Bulleid Pacific, steam once again at BARNSTAPLE VICTORIA ROAD.

This has to be the definitive video of the Southern in Devon and Cornwall superbly filmed in those sunny days of the early 1960's all in colour.





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Vol.173- Along Southern Lines Part 5 - The Withered Arm Part 2 (60-mins) (Released December 2012)


Vol.173- Along Southern Lines Part 5 - The Withered Arm Part 2 (60-mins) (Released December 2012)

Ref: BR173D



Following on from our earlier Volume 69 "The Withered Arm", this volume features more footage of the Southern Lines west of Exeter.


We start with scenes along the SR main line to Exeter Central including railtours with 60022 Mallard, T9 No.120 and BR Standard Tanks on the "Exeter Flyer" then travel along the North Devon line to Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. A stop is made at at Braunton to see the Mortehoe bankers at work with a variety of passing trains before arriving at Ilfracombe for views of the station and the harbour. A paddleboat ferry departs for Bristol!


Back to Barnstaple with a Hymek and glimpses of Rolles Quay Sidings, Pottingham swing bridge, Town station with its erstwhile L & B platform, the Taw viaduct (with steam footage) and into Barnstaple for scenes around the station and the shed. After closure we see footage of the now derelict viaduct, Town station and swing bridge.


There is extensive coverage of the Torrington line with Class 25s & 31s on milk, china clay and special trains plus the comings & goings at Fremington Quay and Instow including many scenes inside the signal box. Yes, even seeing the signalman going off duty in his 1970s Ford Capri!. At Bideford and Torrington we see activities in both steam and diesel eras, with Ivatt 2-6-2Ts, SR Moguls and Classes 22 & 25.


Next, along the ex-SR Devon main line with diesel hauled ballast trains at Yeoford & Sampford Courtenay, before arriving at Okehampton for steam with SR Moguls, Ivatt 2MTs and BR Standard 2-6-4Ts plus later diesel scenes.


We travel on to the North Cornwall line at Meldon Junction and at Halwill Junction visit the Bude branch with steam plus green DMUs. Then onwards to Wadebridge for extensive footage of T9s, ex-GWR 1369 panniers, BR standard tanks, Bulleid Pacifics and the Beattie tanks at Wenford Bridge and Pencarrow Woods before arriving at Padstow.


Finally, we return to the ex-SR main line at Bere Alston for a trip along the Gunnislake branch to Callington with Ivatt 2-6-2Ts and close with steam scenes at Exeter Central, including Class Z bankers, and at Salisbury. A veritable feast for the Southern Enthusiast!


Cover photo:- Keith Pirt/Courtesy Booklaw Publications, 34075 "264 Squadron" approaching Padstow, 1960.


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Vol.188 - Along Southern Lines Part 8 - South West to Exeter & Beyond (65-mins) (Released 9th.October  2014)


Vol.188 - Along Southern Lines Part 8 - South West to Exeter & Beyond (65-mins) (Released 9th.October 2014)

Ref: BR188D



**IN STOCK** THE VIDEO/DVD THAT HAS JUST ARRIVED AT WOLVERTON RAIL IS.... :-)


Most of the Southern’s train journeys to the West commenced at Waterloo where we see a Merchant Navy pacific backing on to its train before departing. Double headed MNs depart from Weymouth followed by a Standard Class 5 at Wareham. There is Bulleid action at Seaton Jct and Barnstaple plus an N Class 2-6-0 at Okehampton.


At Bournemouth Central we see S&DJR 2-8-0s, Bulleid pacifics, Standard Class 5s and Ivatt class 2 tanks. Adding to this variety blue A4 "Sir Nigel Gresley" is on a rail tour racing through the New Forest. Scenes at Brockenhurst feature both Standard tender and tank engines. A Channel Island Bulleid hauled boat train hurries through Beaulieu Road. More Bulleid Pacifics are seen at Southampton Central and Eastleigh with one rushing through Shawford in wintery conditions. Some excellent shots of Bulleids and Standard class 4 4-6-0s at Battledown Flyover are followed by footage at Basingstoke with Bulleids roaring through and departing.


Along the Salisbury line we stop at Andover for some nice Bulleid action, as well as an S15 and a Standard class 5 plus a GWR Manor, Hall and an S&D 2-8-0 on enthusiasts specials. At Salisbury we are just in time to see the crack Atlantic Coast Express arrive. More Bulleid pacifics along with an N Class mogul. A USA tank has the melancholy task of shunting lines of withdrawn engines. Passing Salisbury shed, and Templecombe we reach Yeovil Junction to see a Maunsell King Arthur, an M7 on a push-pull and a Merchant Navy.


Next a trip to Yeovil Town on a Western auto train before returning to the Junction for more Bulleid action. After passing through Crewkerne and Chard, where a pair of S15s are seen, we arrive at Axminster. We travel the Lyme Regis branch, first behind the legendary 0415 tanks and then by two Ivatt class 2 tanks on the LCGB East Devon Railtour. Next to Seaton Junction for a trip to Seaton behind an M7 tank before returning to the Junction to see S15's, Pacifics and a 64XX pannier . Onwards to Sidmouth for M7, Standard Class 3 and an Ivatt class 2 plus Pannier hauled special train to Exmouth. We travel past Exmouth Junction Shed where an A4 is being serviced and arrive at Exeter Central for the ACE. A W tank is seen amongst the usual motive power.


Finally we traverse the steep gradient down towards Exeter St Davids to see two West Countries departing, then to Cowley Bridge for the Southern's Withered Arm with some nice shots of N class 2-6-0s at Eggesford, Halwill Jct. and Braunton plus an Ivatt tank at Instow.


All the archive film is in colour apart from a few sequences in black & white.. An authentic soundtrack has been added along with a researched commentary.


Cover Photo:- Keith Pirt/Courtesy Book Law Publications, 34078 "22 Squadron" enters Exeter Central. 1963.


All text is © Wolverton Rail (a trading name of ADVANCE MICRO COMPUTERS LTD.)





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