Screen Archive South East, in conjunction with West Sussex Record Office, released a DVD to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the demise of steam on the Southern Region of British Railways in 1967. This DVD is the third in the ‘Southern Steam’ series featuring archival film of steam operation in Southern England. It includes footage of lines which are just distant memories. Running time is 70 minutes with colour and black and white footage.
Film footage includes edited extracts showing: Steam on the Coastal Line (Worthing area) 1937, Redhill Station 1960, London Steam 1962-1967 including Waterloo Station and the “Kenny Belle” (the last steam suburban service in London), last day of steam on the Isle of Wight, Three Bridges to East Grinstead, Hayling Island 1963 including the last day of operation, the last day on the Cuckoo Line 1965 (Polegate to Eridge), the Bowaters Paper Railway 1961.
The DVD is available for purchase, on its own or as part of a box set of all three in the series, from the West Sussex Record Office, and from all major libraries in West Sussex.