Title ID 10063Collection ID860
Title[Southern Electric Brighton Belle Pullman]
Date[ca. 1967] - 1972
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsRailways Trains Railway Stations Transport
LocalFishersgate Southease
RegionalWest Sussex East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBarry Coward [?]
CameraBarry Coward [?]
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration10 min. 42 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The film shows the Brighton Belle Pullman electric train service at various points over a few years, travelling on the line from London Victoria to Brighton and along the West Coastway Line and the East Coastway line, Seaford branch.


The train is seen in its umber and cream livery passing through a tunnel and along a viaduct on its journey from London to Brighton. The train is shown arriving arriving at Brighton station and the unit number 3053 is visible on the front as it leaves Brighton.

The vehicles are then seen in their post-1969 British Rail colours of blue and grey with a yellow cab front. At Fishersgate station there is a poster advertising a 'Farewell to the Brighton Belle'. There are shots of the train passing the Southease signal box on 30 April 1972 as it runs along the Seaford branch as part of its farewell tour.


A still from [Southern Electric Brighton Belle Pullman] (1967)