Beeching’s Tracks & Southern Splendour


Double DVD, Including Beeching’s Tracks made for BBC Television by Viewpoint Productions. Full details below.


Beeching’s Tracks was produced as part of the BBC’s Railway Season. Presenter Joe Crowley takes a journey around the south of England and discovers the effects of Dr Beeching’s infamous cuts made during the 1960s. From the site of the former carriage works at Lancing to a lovingly restored station, a trip on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and interviews, including artist and steam enthusiast David Shepherd. Includes high quality archive film footage.

Southern Splendour (originally only available as a ‘reader exclusive’ through SRM), celebrates steam on the ‘Southern’: a trip on the main line behind Bulleid Light Pacific Tangmere, from Victoria to the Mid-Hants Railway; steam action at the picturesque Swanage Railway, and a spectacular high speed footplate blast between Salisbury and Yeovil.

Total running time approx. 72 minutes