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British Railways Volume 2 - Rails in the Isle of Wight [DVD]

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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Demand Media Limited
  • DVD Release Date: 21 April 2008
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015083SU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,227 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Island railways have a particular fascination, none more so than those on the Isle of Wight. In this programme, produced from films made by railway enthusiasts who visited the island from the 1950s to the present day, we present aspects of the changing face of the island s railways over the last forty years. We begin with John Laird s 1964 films of the steam railway in all its glory with the coverage of the lines to Ventnor and Cowes. This is contrasted with the scene in the 1950s as portrayed in rare colour films made in 1953 on the soon to be closed lines from Brading to Bembridge, Sandown to Merstone and Newport and from Newport to Freshwater. The final steam sequences filmed by Geoff Todd and Derek Norman show the last years of steam operation on the island and the preparations for electrification. The Isle of Wight s new tube trains are shown at first on trial on the mainland, looking quite incongruous at locations such as Clapham Junction. The era of the first generation tube trains in their all-blue livery is then covered and the story is brought up to date with their 1990s replacements, the new station at Smallbrook Junction and scenes recorded in 1994 showing the wonderful atmosphere of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

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I have no real links with the Isle of Wight apart from having been there once but that did not stop me enjoying this DVD. Not only did it show the old steam trains but the newer electrics and even the British Railways passenger ferries to the island. Nice collection of historical film clips coupled with an informative commentary. Some DVD makers could learn from this!.
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Great footage very interesting DVD well worth the price. Some really interesting and rare colour film footage of the Brading to Bembridge branch and Newport to Freshwater line in the 1950's. The only thing that rather spoilt it for me was the commentary.
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This is an great DVD of a bygone age and a sad loss of a fantastic steam network with all the brilliant victorian infrastructure , i think a great opportunity was lost in the destroy and scrap it mentality of the Beeching 60s , thats progress!
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I have no particular interest in the railways of the Isle of Wight but I bought this DVD based on the other reviews here and to complete the set - I wasn't disappointed. All of it was interesting with an informative commentary, although I found the commentator's accent strange to my ears. The film quality was reasonable given its age and is better than some other archive railway DVDs I own. The content is mostly archive steam with a brief look at the 1923 ex London Underground tube stock and the "new" 1930s replacements, finishing with with a brief look at the preserved Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
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I have several video/dvd's on the Isle of Wight.This one in my opinion is well worth having if only for the colour scene's on the Bembridge branch.
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