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Main line return to Swanage (Due December 2009)
The full story behind the return of passenger trains to the Swanage branch in April and May
this year. Includes superb aerial footage of Tangmere as it arrives and departs from the
branch, with many lineside locations and interviews with the people on the day, the departure of
the train from London on the journey to Dorset is also covered.
Altogether a fitting tribute to the final connection with the main line. 2 hours, £16.95.
Eastleigh Works 100
A special programme celebrating 100 years of Eastleigh works with archive film from 1963
presented by John Arlott together with other TV films about Eastleigh in the 1980s. Full
coverage is also included of the highly successful Open days in May this year.
Also seen is the work being completed at Eastleigh works by Knights Rail Services.
75 minutes £12.95.
Weymouth & Portland – In the past.
This release is a DVD full of archive films, including railway scenes along the Quay line at
Weymouth and includes the last train to Portland. 93 minutes £12.95.
Memories of the Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway
Featuring the Wenford Bridge mineral line and a journey from Wadebridge to Wenford Bridge
with the Beattie Well Tanks. Includes superb archive cine film. 105 minutes £18.95.
Tornado on Tour
60163 at work from the footplate and the lineside during 2009. 67 minutes £12.95
Old Oak Common
Steam & Diesel traction in the West London depot. £4.95 for a limited period.
From the hydraulic traction scene of the 1970s. £9.95 for a limited period.
Power of Eastern Region 4-6-0s
Classic designs from era of steam on Eastern region. £9.95 for a limited period.
Cab Rides £13.99 each.
Exeter to Barnstable 60 minutes Worcester to Hereford 60 minutes
By Southern to the Far West
Southern routes West of Exeter mainly during the days of working steam locomotion. £16.95
Memories of the Oldham Loop
Rochdale to Oldham & Manchester in the North West, past and present. £12.95
Steam on Tour
Steam hauled rail tours in the twilight years of steam, featuring scenes of working steam
alongside the classic rail tours of the period. £9.95
MAINLINE 2009 (PSOV) 2 hours 15 minutes £24.95
Footage of 2009 events and high spots
HORNBY MAGAZINE YEARBOOK No. 2
The second edition of this popular book is now available. Hardback, £16.99
Great Dorset Steam Fair – 40 not out!
This 80 page book covers the early days and beginnings of the GDSF. With over 150 colour and
black & white photographs. Paperback £10.00
Titanic - the last survivor £14.95 Sussex Motorman £11.95
Nine Elms £7.45 Sussex Engineman 10.95
Wiltshire Railways £19.99 Waterloo – Southampton £15.95
Dorset Railways £19.99 Bus Blunders £19.99
London Transport 30s to 50s £19.99 Buses Yearbook 2010 £19.99
Changing Railway Scene Southern £16.99
Blue Pullman Supplement £14.95 Southern Way Issue 8 £12.95
Steam in the Scottish Landscape £19.95
The Northern Line – Third Edition £6.95
Southern Steam Days Remembered £29.95 (Ref: stra)
JUST LIKE THE REAL THING – Modelling Railways
Pete Waterman book 160 pages £19.99
THE HYTHE PIER RAILWAY £4.50 (Booklet)
A delightful, if somewhat eccentric 2ft gauge electric railway, which travels along the 2,100ft pier,
transporting passengers to and from the Southampton ferry service
A BOOT UP PURBECK Walking in the Purbecks £4.99
ENID BLYTON and her enchantment of Dorset £7.99
PETER’S RAILWAY and the Forgotten Engine Third book in series. £11.50
WISPS OF STEAM £21.99
A week in the summer of 1962 on the Southern region. Revisited summer 2009.
JAMES MAY’S TOY STORIES
Television presenter James May’s record attempt to lay ‘00’ scale track between Barnstable and Bideford
this August features in a book to accompany his television series, James May’s Toy Stories. £20.00
PRESERVED LOCOMOTIVES OF BRITISH RAILWAYS 13th edition £13.95
Contains a complete list of all preserved main line locomotives, multiple unit vehicles of BR and
constituents, along with overseas main line steam locomotives resident in Great Britain. It has been
completely revised and updated since the 12th edition was published in 2007, incorporating extensive new
additions and movements that have taken place in recent years. Includes a complete list of all
preservation sites. A5 160 pages, 40 in colour.
Issues 9, 10 & 11 of MINIATURE RAILWAY magazine available at £2.50each.
WHATS NEW?... OTHER ITEMS
The most realistic train and railway simulator on the market.
Travel on 8 different lines in the UK, North America and Europe.
TRACKatlas of Mainland Britain
Introducing a new standard of British Railway mapping, producing a comprehensive geographic atlas
showing the rail network of Britain. 164 pages, A4 size, hardback. £24.95
2009 Christmas card
This year’s card features a new painting by Hampshire artiste Paul Barnes.
Price £3.45 per pack of 5. (Three packs or more £3.25 per pack)
THE MAGNIFICENT McCARTHY 48 KEYLESS ODEON SYSTEM - FAIRGROUND ORGAN
£8.00 each - proceeds to prostate cancer research.
Volume 1 Disc features 25 recordings Volume 2 disc features 20 recordings.
Festive Feast Disc features 27 recordings of your favorite Christmas music.
LATEST SWANAGE RAILWAY DVDs
STEAM AT SWANAGE 85mins £12.95
This DVD from Online, is a re-mastered recording originally issued in 1990 on video tape. It covers B.R.
steam trains in the 1960s. The last train from Furzebrook sidings, B.R. DEMUs just after closure in 1969
and the narrow gauge clay mine railway, still running nearby. After which the early days of the
preservation movement are seen.
THE SWANAGE RAILWAY STORY priced at £16.99
This long awaited release, which includes archive footage, will allow us to follow the many ups and downs
the railway has lived through, from BR days through preservation to the present day.
MEMORIES OF THE SWANAGE BRANCH 65 minutes £18.99
The Swanage DVD is the original film, digitally re-mastered and brought up to date for 2008. Starring
Bullied Pacific’s, Manston and Eddystone.
THE SWANAGE RAILWAY EXPERIENCE RSP £12.95 OUR PRICE £9.95.
This DVD shows the work that goes on behind the complex operation of the railway, takes us for a ride up
the line on a 4MT tank engine, films inside signal boxes, visits all the stations and covers the many trains
operated during the high season. Features driver’s eye view on the DMU to Norden.
RECENT DVD RELEASES.
THE POWER OF TORNADO 75 mins. £12.95
The story of the A1s and the creation of a new locomotive including its first main line
RAILWAY WALKS with Julia Bradbury 174mins £16.95
First shown on BBC TV this series of six episodes is now available on DVD. Join Julia
Bradbury as she walks over a variety of old railway lines with the help of local historians
and ex railway workers. Each route is followed from the air by helicopters giving an
aerial perspective of the topography and scenery.
FLOCKTON FLYER The complete series. 2 DVD £19.95.
Available for the very first time on DVD, this 1970s Children’s drama series was filmed
on the West Somerset Railway. This new DVD includes all twelve episodes, plus a 20
page booklet on the making of the series.
EAST COASTWAY & MARSHLINK Video 125 £19.95. 112 minutes plus bonus 37 minutes.
This new DVD from Video 125 in the Driver’s Eye View series features Brighton to Eastbourne,
Hastings & Ashford plus the Seaford branch. Bonus footage of the London to Brighton speed
run, on the 11th September 2005, is also included.
Fred Dibnah’s RAILWAY COLLECTION 483 mins on 3 discs. £24.95
Fred always had a passion for steam railways and this triple DVD collection brings
together, for the first time, previously unseen footage shot for the BBC TV series.
Disc 1, THE STORY OF BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS. (2) GREAT LITTLE STEAM TRAINS.
(3) RAILWAY YARDS & WORKSHOPS.
MEMORIES OF THE BRIDPORT BRANCH & THE WEST BAY EXTENSION.
80 minutes (2 DVD set) £18.95
Over 40 minutes of previously unseen archive cine film including, a journey from Maiden
Newton to Bridport in the early 60s and a return journey to Bridport in the early 70s.
Also included are rare scenes of a railtour to West Bay and the infamous Bridport Belle
railtour on the last day.
ALONG THESE LINES - All eight episodes for £19.95!
ITV Meridian viewers have been enjoying a great series of programmes exploring old railway lines The
series covers, Castleman’s Corkscrew, Longmoor MR, S & D, Hawkhurst Branch, Meon Valley, East Kent
railway, Sprat & Winkle and Isle of Wight.
SOUTHERN REGION DIESEL & ELECTRIC £9.99 85 minutes.
Two programmes looking at diesel & electric power in the last days of BR, covering the late 1980s & early
1990s Includes push-pull services to Weymouth just prior to electrification of the line in May 1988.
Also features class 33s, 73s, Hastings units, EMUs and class 33s on the cross country Portsmouth to
LATEST STEAM VIDEO & VIDEO TRACK Steam / modern traction video magazines £12.95 ea
SETTLE & CARLISLE – SEASONS OF STEAM
A celebration of the outstanding beauty and dramatic nature of the Settle & Carlisle railway, the highest
main line in England, where steam trains seem to complement the landscape. 66 minutes £14.95.
QUARRY HUNSLETS TODAY 97 minutes £17.95
The Quarry Hunslets of North Wales were all 0-4-0 saddle tanks designed for use on
the 2’ gauge quarry lines of the slate industry. They were built over a lengthy period
from the 1880s until 1932. Many of these locomotives have been preserved and work
today in museums and tourist lines across Britain.
SIR NIGEL GRESLEY ON THE MAIN LINE 89 minutes £16.95
Rescued and restored by volunteers, one of the fastest steam locomotives ever built,
returns to the place it was made for, the main line. We’re on the footplate as the
classic A4 faces a demanding test run to gain approval for running over Network Rail.
JUST THE TICKET Vol. 9, black & white, and colour. 254 minutes £19.99.
The British Film Institute has now released BFI Collection Vol.9, Just the Ticket. Featured are
classics such as Just Like the Rest of Us, the first ever BFT film Berth 24, as well as rare gems like Give
Your Car a Holiday and Go As You Please in Britain. This double DVD box set includes, thirteen films
made between 1950 and 1983.
Volumes 1 to 8 are also available at £19.99 each.
THE BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS COLLECTION BOX SET . 38 hours, 125 films.
This impressive 18-disc box set collects all nine volumes of the BFIs celebrated British Transport Films
series, and fully illustrates the wide range of subjects the BTF unit covered for over three decades.
Also from the British Film Institute is a Collectors Edition DVD called NIGHT MAIL
priced at £15.99 (116 minutes).
Included is Night Mail (1936), Spotlight on the Night Mail (1948), Thirty Million Letters (1963), Night
Mail 2 (1986) and Way to the Sea (1936).
The Night Mail film has been re-mastered digitally and restored, with music by Benjamin Britten and
poetry by W.H.Auden. It is an account of the operation of the Royal Mail train delivery service and
shows various stages and procedures of that operation.
As the train nears its destination there is a sequence, in which Auden’s spoken verse and Britten’s music
are combined over a montage of racing train wheels. The DVD comes with a booklet with essays by
author Blake Morrison.
GPO Film Unit Collection Volume 1 – ADDRESSING the NATION £24.99
GPO Film Unit Collection Volume 3 – IF WAR SHOULD COME £24.99
CAB RIDE BOURNEMOUTH WEST TO POOLE & READING (2 DVD set) £13.99.
POWER of SOUTHERN STEAM Vol. 2 76 minutes, £15.95
An exploration of southern steam, including the larger tender engines and the BR standards of later
years. Also available is Power of Southern Steam Vol. 1, at £15.62.
RAILS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS – £19.95 (65mins)
Take a journey along some of the highest and most scenic mountain railways in the world, from
Scotland to South America.
SOUTHERN STEAM BRANCHES & BY WAYS £9.99 (60 mins)
Archive from the 1950s & 60s.
BULLIEDS IN RETROSPECT £18.95
Lots of footage of these famous locomotives.
RAILS ACROSS THE FENS £19.95
The main line & branches on the route from
Cambridge to Kings Lynn.
ASPECTS OF SOUTHERN STEAM £18.95 (75 mins)
Commemorating 40 years since the end of steam on the SR. (Includes Swanage branch)
STEAM’S FINAL COUNTDOWN £12.95
An account of the last year of working steam ending with the Last Steam Train’ of August 1968.
MINITURE RAILWAYS OF YESTERYEAR £9.99 (56 mins)
Includes 11 miniature railways including Pool and Christchurch.
ALONG SOUTHERN LINES Part 1 £19.95
An archive video film of many types of Southern locomotives on various lines of the Southern region.
PREVIOUS SWANAGE RAILWAY DVDs
The Summer of 2007 on the Swanage Railway £12.95 Branch Line to Swanage (updated) £14.95
Journey Through the Purbecks (Yetties) £16.95 Along Swanage Railway Metals £14.95
Swanage Railway News Special – First through train for 32 years, Virgin Voyager £12.95
Steam Along the Swanage Branch – special events. £12.95 Steam in the 90s £14.95
The very informative DVD - CREATING A MODEL RAILWAY from Peco priced at £19.99
Decades of Steam: 1920s / 1930s / 1940s / 1950s / 1960s. £12.99 each 5 DVD Box76 Set £29.99
Railway Roundabout: 1958 / 1959 / 1960 / 1961 / 1962 / Europe 1/ Europe 2 / Revisited / The End £12.99each
Railway Roundabout 9 DVD Box Set £39.99 Southern Electric 1920 to date. £1899
By Southern to the Coast £16.99 Remembering the Southern P2 (B&R) £19.99
Irish Railways 9 DVD Box Set £48.99 British Railways 8 DVD Box Set £48.99
World Steam Today 5 DVD Box Set £39.99 100 Years of British Transport 4 DVD Box Set £29.99
CLASSIC FILMS ON DVD
The Railway Children (Cinema version) £12.99
Oh Mr. Porter + Convict 99 (Will Hay) £13.99 Titfield Thunderbolt £16.99
Thomas (Latest DVDs) £12.99 each The Complete - Ivor the Engine £12.00
Metroland with (John Betjamin) £14.99 Brief Encounter £15.99
The Ghost Train Arthur Askey £10.99 The Train £12.99
Brief Encounter £15.99 The General £12.99
DAWLISH SEA WALL–The Railway between Exeter & Newton Abbot. Colin Marsden
This colourful pictorial portrait shows how one of the most picturesque stretches of
the railway network, primarily the section between Starcross and Bishopsteignton, has
evolved and developed over recent years. Packed with stunning photographs and details
about stations, lineside structures and signalling. Sbk. 96 pages £14.99.
THE ALDWYCH BRANCH by Antony Badsey - Ellis & Mike Horne 112 pages £18.95
This is the story of a now-disused branch of the Underground between Holborn and
Aldwych. Although just a quarter mile long, it was a hopeless enterprise from its early
20th century beginnings and never covered its costs. The station at Aldwych and the
running line to Holborn remain today, but not for passengers.
SLATE QUARRY RAILWAYS OF GWYNEDD
Wagons with double-flanged wheels, mixed gauge stub-points, precipitous inclines as
well as steam and diesel locomotives are included. Most of the 123 photographs, a
third in colour, have not been published. 96 pages softback £14.00.
RAILWAYS RESTORED 2009 £15.99
No other guide ever comes close to matching the annual edition of Railways Restored
for coverage, content and clarity and the new 2009 edition is no exception.
SOUTHDOWN MEMORIES. 80 pages £16.99
Supplemented by a broad selection of fine images, this informative book beautifully
covers one of Britain’s best loved operators..
POSTER JOURNEYS by Naomi Games £14.95.
One of the twentieth century’s greatest British poster designers, Abram Games, always
travelled around London by underground and bus, Over a period of forty years, he
designed many brilliant posters for London Transport. All his work was informed by his
personal philosophy of ‘maximum meaning’, ‘minimum meaning’.
FERRIES AND PLEASURE STEAMERS: A colour portfolio. 80 pages Hbk. £14.99.
Concentrates on the period from the 1950s to the 1970s,
SOMERSET & DORSET SUNSET by Michael Welch. Hbk. 112 pages £18.95.
An album of high quality colour photographs of the Somerset & Dorset line during the
late 1950s and 1960s. Also contains a number of photographs taken on the last day of
operation of the line in March 1966.
PETER’S RAILWAY and the Moonlight Express by Christopher Vine. 96 pages £11.99
This is the second book in the series. Peter and his Grandpa build more track and
equipment for their railway across the farm, and go on a visit to the Romney Hythe and
Dymchurch railway. As usual Grandpa tells stories about old railways, and Peter helps
him to build and run the railway, learning to drive the locomotive.
Vol. 1 is still available at £11.99
PARIS METRO STYLE IN MAP & STATION DESIGN. 176 pages £29.95.
Superbly illustrated history of the Paris Metro, focusing on the designs of the metro
stations and maps. The book follows the development of the Metro system, from its
planning through to the present day. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs.
LEVEL CROSSINGS by Stanley Hall & Peter van der Mark. 128 pages Hbk £19.99
A well illustrated history of the level crossing in Britain, looking at the different types
of level crossings design in use throughout the history of the railway. Well illustrated
with examples from around the country.
BRTISH RAILWAYS LOCOMOTIVES & COACHING STOCK.Hbk.384 pages£16.95.
The definitive Platform 5 guide to what is running on Britain’s mainline railways. It has
been completely revised and updated
CASTLEMAN’S CORKSCREW Vol. 2 320 pages £19.95 (Vol. 1 £15.95)
In the 20th century the central section of the original route declined and the new
section of the ‘Direct’ main line from Brockenhurst rose to prominence in what was
known as the golden years of railways.
BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS IN WARTIME by Kevin Robertson 128 pages Hbk. £19.99.
Includes outstanding images, showing not only the locomotives, rolling stock and
infrastructure, but also the people involved in keeping the railways running.
SOUTHERN WAGONS PICTORIAL by Mike King 192 pages Hbk £30.00.
This is the final volume of the series on wagons operated by the Southern Railway and
its constituents. Includes 47 scale drawings plus 313 b/w drawings.
A GUIDE TO DIGITAL RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY by Kim Fullbrook 192 pages Hbk.
Provides a wealth of practical advice and suggestions for producing top quality images
with a digital camera. Price: £19.99.
IMAGES OF BRISTOL SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAYS. 160 pages Hbk. £19.99
Maurice Dart’s book contains over 200 black and white photographs from the earliest
days of photography, through to the end of the age of steam.
BENEATH THE WIRES OF LONDON: Driving and Conducting London Trolleybuses.
By Charlie Wyatt, 216 pages Hbk. £25.00.
A well illustrated book of London’s trolleybus system, written by a retired trolleybus
worker. The author recalls his experiences working on the trolleybuses both as a
conductor and a driver. He recalls not only information and facts, but also many of his
day to day experiences.
THE SOUTHERN SCENE by Kevin Robertson. Hbk. 128 pages £19.99.
Contains a superb collection of unpublished black and white views from the famous
Getty’s Images collection. Ranging from the Southern Railway of the 20s to the
Southern region, the quality and subject matter of these pictures has to be seen to be
QUARRY HUNSLETS OF NORTH WALES 256 pages with 200 photographs, £22.95
The 0-4-0 saddle tanks produced by the Hunslet Engine Co. of Leeds, forever
associated with the quarries of North Wales , have proven to be remarkable survivors.
The book contains a detailed history of each locomotive.
THE TITFIELD THUNDERBOLT–NOW & THEN by Oliver Fosker sbk 75 pages £8.95
Mix together a dying steam railway line, a monopoly bus company, a hoard of
idiosyncratic villagers, together with an old Victorian steam engine, to get one of the
best loved railway films ever produced. Loved throughout the world by enthusiasts
and families alike, this film is a typical look at Great British life and humor in the 1950s.
The book takes you through the film locations as they appear on screen, showing how
much this little corner of England has changed since 1952.
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY of the CORNISH MAIN LINE by John Vaughn hbk
An impressive new book which celebrates 150 years of the historic Cornish Main Line,
and the great variety of motive power and infrastructure which have graced this region
over the decades. £24.99.
A SELECTION OF OTHER TITLES.
Sabotaged & Defeated Last rites on the S & D £9.95
Rails to Poole Harbour £14.95 Wareham to Swanage – 50 years of change £14.95
BR Blue No.1 Southampton & New Forest £9.95 Dorset & Somerset Narrow Gauge £14.95
BR Blue No. 2 Western Region South & West £10.95 Southampton’s Quayside Steam £16.95
Handbook for Railway Steam Locomotive Enginemen. £19.99
TRAINS ON YOUR PC CD-ROMS
Microsoft TRAIN SIMULATOR – Includes legendary steam to modern electric and
diesel locomotives. £12.99 Add-ons include:-
SWANAGE ROUTE, which includes 23 activities is now in stock priced at £24.99.
LONDON SOUTH COAST £24.99 WEST COAST EXPRESS P1 – London Birmingham £24.99
EAST COAST EXPRESS part 1 & part 2 £24.99 each. GREAT WESTERN £24.99
MIDLAND MAINLINE – London – Bedford £24.99 RAILWORKS £39.99
MODEL RAILWAYS – 00 & N
Orders supplied from the following catalogues :-
Hornby £8.50, Bachmann £4.99, Farish £4.99, Peco £2.75, Ratio / Wills £3.75,
Dapol & Metcalfe FOC
We stock of: Hornby - Farish – Bachmann - Peco - Ratio – Wills –
Gaugemaster – Matcalfe – Harburn Hamlet – Ekon – Traintronics- Dapol.
HORNBY VIRTUAL RAILWAY ll CD ROM £22.51
Swanage Railway Personalized & other items
Die-cast money box, Telephone / Post Box £4.99 each.
Silver plated Teaspoon £3.00 Fridge Magnets £2.00 Pen £0.75 Pencil £0.40
Thimble £3.25 Circular metal Badge £0.50 Book Mark (Leather) £2.99 Wallet£3.00
Clothing with embroidered logo: M,L, XL,XXL, Navy, Royal Blue, Green, Burgundy.
Polo Shirts £13.00 Sweatshirts £17.00 Fleece Jackets (Green or Burgundy) £30.00
Grease top hats, most sizes £12.95. Driver’s badge £4.00 extra.
Swanage Railway Teddy Bear, appropriately dressed! £4.99
2009 - FIRST MAIN LINE PASSENGER TRAINS FOR 37 YEARS
T-SHIRTS S M £8.00 each
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