Documentaries

Railways Series 1

Steam to Stream

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The two main journeys, Exeter to Barnstaple (1978) and Ilfracombe to Braunton (1970), were produced after a meeting with six steam 'veterans', drivers…

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When the LSW/SR ran into Devon and Cornwall, mighty steam engines crossed the national park of Dartmoor. In later years, DMUs were prominent…

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On 29th December 1962, the old Plymouth to Launceston steam train service ceased in very dramatic style during one of the worst blizzards…

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The GWR branch line from Yelverton to Princetown was one of the most loved and missed railway journeys in the West Country. Closed…

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It has taken over 18 months to find archive movie footage of one of the West Country's most beautiful railway lines. Known for…

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Railways Series 2

The CVLR was an endearing and delightful Devon railway that ran from Tiverton Junction to Hemyock, via Coldharbour Halt, Uffculme, Culmstock and Whitehall Halt. It…

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The GWR opened a branch from Millbay to Yealmpton in January 1898. Originally planned to terminate at Modbury, the line served the villages of Plymstock,…

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'From The Cab' is a series of films that enables the viewer to see the railway journey from the driver's point of view. Plymouth to…

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On 30th September 1961, passenger travel from Plymouth Friary to Turnchapel ended with the Plymouth Railways Circle's final run along the branch in guards vans…

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Bere Alston to Callington was one of those beautiful LSWR lines cutting through some of the most vivid terrain in Devon and Cornwall. This long…

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Other Railways

Also featured, the classic film - London to Brighton at 500 m.p.h.

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Quality images of the British Railway steam powered units in 1966 around Newcastle, Wakefield, Bedlington, Ryhope and Hartlepool. Featuring goods activity hauled by the giants…

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Spring visits the South West Devon Railway and West Somerset line in 1996, where there were celebrations marking the anniversary of the closure of the…

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In Volume 2, Stan Harvey visits the Isle of Wight, where the famous preserved Southern Region Steam Railway offered a unique setting in the spring…

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Between 1995 and 1997, Stan Harvey visited the Severn Valley Railway and filmed many hours of activity on video for his personal library. The action…

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The Dart Valley Railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, a trip on the old GWR line, now restored. Plus much more.

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In 1993, The Flying Scotsman, probably the most famous steam engine in the world visited the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. Best selling cameraman, Roger…

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Captured in the 1960/70 period of the last century, this film portrays five of the narrow gauge railways of Wales, with archive footage of that…

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The Cambrian coast line, 1969 (Widescreen) and The Central Wales Line (Heart of Wales).The Cambrian coast line, 1969 (Widescreen) and The Central Wales Line (Heart…

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Plymouth Series

A unique collection of archive film footage from 1907, plus rare photographs and slides, tells the story of the development of Devonport and its dockyard…

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When Roger Lilley first viewed the 16mm print of Reg Blackett’s film of the building of the Tamar Road Bridge, he was so thrilled that…

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The English Civil War came to Plymouth in the year 1642 and lasted until 1646. Despite attempts by King Charles and the Royalists to breach…

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For over 130 years, the Plymouth Police Force served the city in a number are ways, from helping the venerable, to road safety, to helping…

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Plymouth is internationally known for its legends and historical character and in this unique film of the past Roger Lilley explores Plymouth’s old ferries and…

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The effect of the 2nd World War left Plymouth’s city centre in ashes, but 1947 saw the beginning of the reconstruction in earnest. As the…

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Plymouth born Reginald Blackett has been a film enthusiast for most of his life. A good job too, because he has lovingly preserved for us…

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