DVD – Branch Lines of Somerset
A 1st Take production.
The 1st Take series of films exploring the Branch Lines of England now includes Somerset, exploring over 160 years of rail travel in the county, with the help of rare archive material and a whistle-stop tour to sites of interest today. This is an extra special film for presenter Colin Maggs MBE, as this is a celebration of his home county's railway history.
Although most of Somerset's branch lines were closed during or before Beeching's cuts of the 1960s, the county is well blessed with some fine preserved lines: the beautiful East Somerset Railway at Cranmore; the West Somerset Railway between Bishop's Lydeard and Minehead, England's longest standard-gauge heritage railway; the unique Bristol Harbour Railway and the Sandford and Banwell station. You also have a rare chance to glimpse railway activity at Portbury Dock, as the freight line reopened there in 2001 and is now thriving. There is an accompanying feature on the campaign to re-launch a passenger service from Portishead to Bristol, and an update on the work of the WC&P Railway Group, with whom 1st Take made a very popular documentary, Somerset's Lost Railway, in 2009. Packed with wonderful images from Colin's lifelong photographic collection, archive footage excerpts, stunning modern film and revealing interviews, this DVD is an essential addition to your collection!
Colour & B/W. PAL/Region 2 (for UK/Europe/Australia/New Zealand).
Duration: 90 minutes.
Our price only £13.95 plus postage & packing CODE: DVD11
WC&P Railway Group members only price:
£12.95 plus postage & packing.