Driver's Eye View: Weymouth to London Waterloo Narrated by Fred Dinenage
This Driver's eye view begins with a brief look at the unique street-running quay "tramway" from a class 73 Electro-Diesel Locomotive. On the main line out of Weymouth heading north aboard a class 442 Wessex Electric, we climb up towards Dorchester South. Turning east the train calls at the intermediate stations as far as Poole and Bournemouth, with their classic causeway approaches. Speeding up, we call at Brockenhurst (for connection with the Lymington branch) and pass through the delightful stretch of unspoilt New Forest to Southampton. We then run non-stop at up to 100 mph along the old LSWR quadruple track main line via Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction into Waterloo.
Bonus Footage: As a menu option on the DVD you will be able to view the missing section from Winchester to Basingstoke. (No commentary of course nor any cut-aways). NOT ONLY THAT but we have decided to put the camera rushes of the Weymouth street "tramway" onto the menu as well. Once again there is of course no commentary but with the line quite likely never to be used again, this is unique footage running for about 30 minutes and showing the entire progress of our train from the cab of a class 73.
Running Time: 93 minutes