Swanage - Steam in the 90's
A remarkable and revealing OFFICIAL RECORD of this rapidly emerging Dorset railway — fast becoming one of Britain’s best.
Blending together gripping footage and highly entertaining sequences, the programme follows the Purbeck Line’s steady progress and its steam locos which date from the 1880’s to the 1960’s — both resident and visiting.
Filmed over a two—year period and covering all the major events, SWANAGE—STEAM IN THE 90’s will fascinate and entertain, whether you’re a committed railway enthusiast or a member of the general public.
From the heart—pounding footplate of a Bulleid Pacific loco to the serene delight of a Victorian T9 ‘Greyhound’, SWANAGE — STEAM IN THE 90’s includes rare driver’s—eye and footplate scenes from several locomotives.
There is also an Edwardian M7 rescued from the USA and back in traffic for the first time in nearly 30 years after a five—year restoration programme. We follow the M7, including its arrival at Swanage, 1st steamings, footplate, BR load test and her mainline debut.
Find out about life at the sharp end of the volunteer—run Swanage Railway as its tracks are relaid beyond Corfe Castle towards the BR network.
The only authorative and up—to-the-minute view of the Swanage Railway, this video is 60 minutes of pure pleasure.
Running time: Approximately 60 minutes