168 entries.
Raymond McDonald Raymond McDonald from The Internet wrote on 11 September 2010 at 12:24 pm
Well what can I say!! These films are bloomin marvellous. I was not sure what to expect, but these are professional quality and with such informative and funny commentry all along the way. I have found myself now using terms like "Let's see what we can see" at work!!! A wonderful gift for anyone, these really are worht the money and I am going to order more!. Thanks for being the "Schoolboy" for all of us and not getting bitten by dogs too much
mick kent mick kent from The Internet wrote on 10 September 2010 at 1:02 pm
hey chris how are you can you please come to the shop TIMESLIP DVDS BRIGHTONas ive sold all those films you left and have another order so call me on 07909847097 to arrange times etc nice one mick timeslip
Katharine Katharine from The Internet wrote on 20 August 2010 at 12:47 pm
What a great site! Any chance of any Hampshire films please? I'm glad I'm not the only one who drives miles out of their way to trace old railway lines!
Alan Johnstone Alan Johnstone from The Internet wrote on 21 July 2010 at 9:59 pm
Hi Chris - another triumph with the Midhurst-Chichester DVD, lots of memories there. The fire in the C2X that fell in the river in 1951 burned for longer than it might have because two of us went up there each night to ensure the gravity feed from the upset tender and first wagon continued to function. Eventually got caught and thrown off the site. I consider you were very badly treated by the Cocking station owners. If they really didn't want you there, a polite no would have been enough. To ignore letters like that only displays very poor breeding. I am not usually so bold but somewhere in the mid 1970s I just drove up to the front door of the station and asked if I could take some photographs. The owners, possibly the same ones as now, possibly not, were out but their son, then about 10, took me round and I have nice ones of the front and rear elevations when the conversion was just about finished. He then took me INSIDE but with warnings that his folks might not want it photographed. I should have sneaked a few but at the time I had an old SLR with a shutter release that sounded like working the bolt on a 303. I can remember a beautiful galleried lounge, some serious money spent there. Just the pinprick of all those missed opportunities with the camera. Looking forward to the Petersfield DVD. Keep it up and don't let the NIMBYs get you down. Best wishes, Alan.
dominic beauvoisin dominic beauvoisin from The Internet wrote on 10 July 2010 at 6:37 pm
Alan Alan from The Internet wrote on 28 June 2010 at 1:43 pm
What a great piece of work the Midhurst-Pulborough DVD is. I was a boarder at Midhurst school 1949-56 and spent most of my pocket money travelling in both directions on the line, also walking a good bit of it while it was still open. In Feb. 1955 I travelled in the last compartment of the last coach of the last regular passenger train to leave Midhurst. Memories are still fresh , I only regret not taking more photographs at the time. Now going to buy the Chichester DVD and looking forward to the Petersfield one. I hope you enjoy making them as much as we enjoy looking at them.
Tony Taylor Tony Taylor from The Internet wrote on 2 May 2010 at 8:52 am
Just finished the Rye and Camber Tramway DVD. Can't really describe just how good this film is. I visited Rye last week and wasn't able to walk the entire tramway, so this more than compensates. A +++++
Alan Powell Alan Powell from The Internet wrote on 30 January 2010 at 8:48 pm
A pleasure to do buisness with,trust worty,value for money,yet done in a light hearted way with plenty of info,highly recommend
Vic Mitchell Vic Mitchell from The Internet wrote on 26 January 2010 at 9:10 pm
Dear Chris, I am extremely thrilled with your presentation of the (Guildford to Christ's Hospital)journey and it is a great help to me to be able to see the route in its entirety at the present time. Apart from the railway interest aspect it is a delightful record scenically and my wife and I enjoyed it immensely. Let me know when you intend to start on the Midhurst to Petersfield branch. All the best Vic Dr J C V Mitchell Middleton Press
guy guy from The Internet wrote on 10 January 2010 at 5:36 pm
Hi there, I have been enjoying your webstie for the past hour and thought I would congratulate you, it is unique. You seem to be the man to talk to about disused railway tunnels. I am looking for info on any old tunnels you can still walk through, apart from Lywood, and any other places with a similar ambience in Sussex/Surrey for a project I am working on. Any info would be helpful. Thanks Guy
Matt Matt from The Internet wrote on 9 January 2010 at 6:06 pm
Being a big enthusiast on the Selsey Tram, I thought it best to buy the DVD on this route a little while back. What fantastic footage! This really was well worth every penny. Loving the humour also! Me and a fellow enthusiast have actually cleared all of the undergrowth off the concrete platform and base of the waiting shelter at Chalder, this being completley obscured by vegitation in your DVD. Maybe a return visit is in order when you are fit! Feel free to contact me, if you want any pictures of Chalder after clearance. All the best Matt
Anonymous Anonymous from The Internet wrote on 18 December 2009 at 12:48 pm
Dear Dumpman, Hiya.. I've just purchased the dvd on the stations from Christ's Hospital to Shoreham. I with another chap pulled the line up from Christ's Hospital to Partridge Green when I was 21 and I am now 64. We removed all the chairs and loaded them onto artics which use to bog down in the granite shingle at 16 tons a time. We removed the chairs and loaded 7 artics a day who took the chairs up north to be smelted. I did find a very old chair which was dated 18?? I threw that chair to one side and it rolled down the bank and is probably still there very near West Grinstead station. Thats it regards Stan
Peter Peter from The Internet wrote on 6 December 2009 at 6:30 pm
Hi just seen the Lyminster DVD - what an enjoyable bit of film, much enhanced by historical footage albeit destruction! Well done Dumpman, another marvellous tour!
Peter Peter from The Internet wrote on 4 December 2009 at 8:46 pm
Just got the 8 disc set "Abandoned Railways of Sussex" - really great watching. All done with humour and very interesting commentary. This is real history and is well worth the viewing! Thanks Dumpman.
John (YPS Heating) John (YPS Heating) from The Internet wrote on 2 December 2009 at 11:05 pm
Thanks for the Clayton Tunnel film, good work appreciated by the whole family!
Natalie Natalie from The Internet wrote on 13 October 2009 at 5:19 pm
Thank you for filming the wonderful lines of Midhurst to Pulborough and Midhurst to Chichester absolutely fascinating, i walk up the bit between Chichester and Lavant regalarly with my Dog and look out for the railway furniture and have recently spotted an old farm crossing that is covered over by bushes opposite the bridge that is the next entrance off by Bishop Luffa. You are an absolute Star!
Tony Tony from The Internet wrote on 5 October 2009 at 8:44 pm
Keep up the excellent work Chris, Walked several of the lines you covered when I lived in East Sussex 79-84, Bought the Bexhill branch DVD for my lady, who can just about remember trains on it, and also remembers the day the seventeen arches were blown up!She was riveted to the screen and watched it all before I got home from work! Wont be the last production I buy from you.You are truly a man after my own heart, Well Done mate........... Oh! and rock on!!!
Sydney Micheille Sydney Micheille from The Internet wrote on 30 June 2009 at 12:20 pm
Just wanted to take an extra moment to thank you for the West Pier DVD. It plays beautifully & it is a treasure - I especially love the footage with the sound of the sea in it. I consider it so tragic the way it is now, in skeletal steel ruins. Is there still a movement to redo it? Anyway,I waited a long time to get it as I was uncertain it would play on my computer in a different zone - but it does. I also love the little ticket. Be well, best wishes,
Heather Heather from The Internet wrote on 3 May 2009 at 6:52 pm
Just to let you know that I have now watched all three discs of Crowhurst to Bexhill West and can't thank you enough for undertaking such a task on behalf of all who are interested in the railway - and appalled at what is going to be lost if the link road goes ahead. A friend and I were quite defeated by the bit south of Sidley but what a lot of land there is there - a marvellously wild place for kids to play and birds to thrive. What a pity the powers that be are committed to its destruction. And all to achieve nothing. The bit that really amazed me was the site of the viaduct. I had no idea that so much evidence was left . What I will do when I lead my railway walks in July is talk about your films and suggest that people look at them. Best wishes
Clive Clive from The Internet wrote on 15 April 2009 at 10:34 pm
Hi Chris Just thought I’d let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed your DVD on the Crowhurst to Bexhill West line. Terrific stuff as always. Like you, I’d have loved to have seen the viaduct still standing – looking at pictures of it being blown up is quite depressing. It should have been saved as a listed building. With the new road being built soon it is great that there is a filmed record of the old route now – maybe you could sell some copies at Bexhill museum? I’ll be ordering some more of your DVDs soon (I’ll have the whole lot before long!). All the best.