The West Somerset Railway From The Footplate
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A glorious steam excursion through 20 miles of countryside to the coast.
Join Driver Simon Barfield and Fireman Paul Rimmer as they crew BR(W) Manor class 4-6-0 5MT No. 7820 ''Dinmore Manor'' on a journey between Bishops Lydeard near Taunton and the popular seaside resort of Minehead. It''s a glorious excursion through beautiful Somerset countryside to the coast.
Explore 20 miles of Britain''s longest Heritage Railway, a classic branch line route, with every mile evoking the very essence of the old Great Western Railway. See all the action on the footplate and along the ''road'' from over a dozen cameras on the locomotive. Working hard, the crew of No. 7820 give a fascinating insight into steam operation over the climbing, twisting route-while staff and volunteers of the West Somerset Railway explain how they''ve grown to love both line and locomotive.
It''s a nostalgic reminder of childhood trips to the coast and a real celebration of vintage Somerset steam. Featuring stunning aerial shots of the locomotive and the line From the Footplate is a fascinating glimpse of how railways used to be.