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Ardingly to Horsted Keynes Branch Tour£5.00
Partly still in use by an aggregate company, but mostly disused, this delightful little line is looked at along its length.
Starting at Copyhold junction with a view from the bridge and then down to the track bed itself, along to Ardingly station, where plenty of remaining clues are still to be seen. See footage of one of the aggregate trains heading through a deep cutting on its way to Ardingly and great, detailed views of all that remains of Ardingly station, even down at platform level.
Baystone Bridge to Christ’s Hospital£5.00
Only recently opened as part of the Downs Link, after lengthy legal wrangles, this fascinating little stretch of line has plenty to offer. Having stayed closed to the public since closure in the late 60s, it has remained the missing link of this stretch of line. Delightful walking towards Christ’s Hospital shows a charming overbridge and even a piece of track, some LBSCR railchairs (they won’t be there for long !) and some signal rodding.
Bexhill West Station stills dvd rom£5.00
A selection of photographs of the clock tower of Bexhill West Station
Brighton Devil’s Dyke Aerial Cable Way£4.00
The aerial cableway that used to run over the Devil’s Dyke was a fantastic Victorian folly, in keeping with building a railway line up from Hove and a steep grade railway up from Poynings. The hair rising ride was 1100 feet long and 230 feet above ground at the deepest part of the ravine.
Brighton Devil’s Dyke Railway Tour£5.00
This is a film showing the exact course of the Devil’s Dyke railway as it appears today.
Based on the previously available film shot in 2005, this is a far more in depth look at the exact route that this line took. Some footage from 2005 is used, but the vast majority is new for 2007 and more detailed. Particular attention is paid to trying to ascertain the exact course of the line through the built up areas of Hove and Hangleton.
Brighton Devil’s Dyke Steep Grade Line£5.00
The long-disused course of the funicular railway that used to run from the base of the north face of the Downs near Poynings, straight up the scarp slope to the Devil’s Dyke is examined here. See the brick remains of the engine shed at the top and the base station at the bottom. See also the views that the Victorians would have had out of the back of the carriage as they rode up the hillside; I dragged my camera up the course of the line on a sledge to achieve the effect ! It was exhausting and delightfully treacherous. Some stills of this line in its heyday are also featured. Includes commentary.
Brighton’s Kemp Town Branch Line Tour£5.00
A detailed look at the course of this little branch line that ran from Brighton station to what is now Freshfields Industrial Estate. See where it left the current day Brighton to Lewes line, the site of Lewes Road station, where the brick viaduct crossed the Lewes Road (and some foundations still visible !), the site of Hartington Road halt, the cutting it went into before entering a tunnel under Elm Grove and where it emerged at the terminus.
Christ’s Hospital to Shoreham Line Tour£5.00
An exploration of all accessible track bed between these two destinations, mainly by bike and sometimes on foot.
Starting on the road bridge just south of Christ’s Hospital station then on to Itchingfield junction where the line peeled off from the Arundel bound stretch. Very nearly the entire line is filmed as progress is made south through stations at Southwater, West Grinstead, Partridge Green, Henfield, Steyning, Bramber and finally to Shoreham. Significant remains at Southwater and West Grinstead are covered with surprise remains uncovered at Bramber. The remains of the missing river bridge at Shoreham Cement Works are sought out on both sides of the river and some shots of the sidings and wharf that served it are included.
Crowhurst to Bexhill West Explored£12.00
A thorough trek along the disused track bed of this line in January and March 2009.
At the time of filming, there was every indication that a long disputed link road would be built across the stunning Coombe Valley, bisecting the line just to the north of the site of the old viaduct before joining the course of the trackbed from Sidley down to the A259. A huge inspiration was to get out there and capture these images before they were wiped from the landscape forever and replaced by more, senseless, noisy congestion.
Demolition of the Pullman Works, Brighton£4.00
The Pullman Works at Brighton sat derelict for many years before the decision was finally made to demolish it. Years of vandalism and neglect had left it in a bad way.
Occupying a curious triangular plot of land at the junction of the main London to Brighton line and the westbound coast line, it was hoped by some that this building would one day be used as a railway museum. Being accessed almost exclusively by rail, this was sadly never likely to happen.
Disused Railway Tunnels of Sussex£5.00
Enjoy the spooky sensation of looking down the length of an old railway tunnel deep under a hillside? Maybe you wonder at the extraordinary amount of labour that went into the construction of a Victorian railway tunnel.
Disused Railways of Sussex 8 dvd set£15.00
This is the mammoth project of the series. The entire abandoned network of East and West Sussex is looked at in some detail. Over 50 stations are looked at and countless interesting brick and earthworkings of particular engineering interest. From Rogate in the west to Rye in the east, East Grinstead in the north to Brighton in the south, no area is left untouched.
Doomed LBSCR Ouse Valley Line Tour£5.00
One of the lesser known railways of Sussex, probably because it never actually ran. It was to have started at Skew Bridge, just south of the Balcombe viaduct on the London-Brighton mainline, and then in a south-easterly direction through Lindfield and on to Uckfield.
East Grinstead to Groombridge Tour£5.00
An exploration of all accessible track bed between these two destinations, mainly by bike, sometimes on foot and very briefly by car.
See where this line left East Grinstead before passing through fantastic Wealden countryside and encountering Forest Row, Hartfield and Withyham stations. Its entire progress through to the junction near Groombridge is covered. Also features footage of Groombridge station and the disused link line between it and the line running south from Edenbridge.
Guildford to Christ’s Hospital Line Tour£5.00
An exploration of all accessible track bed between these two destinations, mainly by bike and sometimes on foot.
Starting just to the west of Shalford on the loop that was to have linked Shalford to Peasmarsh junction, the entire line is filmed as progress is made south. Cranleigh, Bramley & Wonersh, Baynards, Rugdwick, Slinfold and Christ’s Hospital are all included as are the numerous points of interest along the way, including the two tier bridge south of Rudgwick.
Hamsey Loop Line Tour (near Lewes, Sussex)£5.00
The Hamsey loop, near Lewes in Sussex is a short, but keenly discussed piece of disused railway line.
It used to link the current Lewes to Haywards Heath line with the Bluebell/Lewes to Uckfield stretch. Leaving the Haywards Heath line in an easterly direction, it sweeps round to the west of Hamsey island and then joins the Barcombe bound stretch just to the north of Hamsey.
Heathfield to Polegate Cuckoo Line Tour£5.00
An exploration of accessible track bed between these two destinations, mainly by bike and sometimes on foot.
Starting just north of Heathfield at the northernmost accessible point on the line, this film covers the entire route south down to Polegate. Features a ride through the Heathfield tunnel, a look at the branch line that served Hellingly Asylum and a host of other points of interest along the way.
Hellingly Hospital Branch Line Tour£5.00
In November 2007, the vast decaying remains of Hellingly Mental Asylum lie in ruin, awaiting re-development…
Undoubtedly, there will be a time when Victorian asylums such as this have all either been demolished or converted into flats. This place even had its very own little railway system that linked up with the Cuckoo line station at Hellingly and that is what this film documents.
Midhurst to Chichester Trackbed Explored£9.00
A thorough trek along very nearly all of the remaining track bed between Midhurst and Chichester. The emphasis was on recording the whole journey and spotting all remaining bridges, distance markers, gradient markers and any others points of interest along the way. Every effort is made (as usual !) to access even the most awkward and overgrown areas. Due to the fact that this line ran through the Downs, there are some of the most spectacular cuttings, tunnels and embankments to be seen on any of the disused lines in Sussex.
Midhurst to Petersfield Trackbed Explored£9.00
A thorough trek along very nearly all the remaining trackbed,starting at Midhurst and finishing at Petersfield. Every effort is made (as usual !) to access even the most awkward and overgrown areas.
Station areas and remains were found at Midhurst, Elsted and Rogate.
Midhurst to Pulborough Trackbed Explored£8.00
A thorough trek along very nearly all the remaining track bed between Midhurst and Pulborough (Hardham Junction), partly on foot and partly by bike. The emphasis was on recording the whole journey and spotting all remaining bridges, distance markers, gradient markers and any others points of interest along the way. Every effort is made (as usual !) to access even the most awkward and overgrown areas.
Offham Chalk Pits Steep Grade Line Tour£4.00
The first line in Sussex this one. It was built to move stone from the quarries behind the Chalk Pit Inn in Offham, down to the river to be moved away by barge. The spectacularly engineered tunnels under the road are impressive (and very difficult to get to without risking injury, don’t try it, just watch it here), but the brick remains of the base station also make interesting viewing too. Includes constant running commentary.
Redgate Mill to Heathfield Cuckoo Line Tour£12.00
A detailed film showing an exploration of most of the track bed, earthworks, tunnels, stations, bridges and other features that remain on this particularly difficult to access stretch of disused line.
Despite the title, the first scenes in the film are at the still used station at Eridge, where folk would have boarded trains to travel down the Cuckoo line. Subsequently, the line is picked up at Redgate Mill junction, where the Cuckoo line veered away from the current day line to Uckfield.
Rye & Camber Tram/Rye Harbour Branch£5.00
A lively look at what is left in 2007 of the Rye and Camber Tramway and the Rye Harbour Branch Line.
Starting at the site of the Rye terminus of the tramway and working down all the available remaining track, every remaining clue is sought out and recorded. See tracks that are still in situe and the largely complete Golf Links station. Both the pre 1938 and post 1938 station sites at Camber Sands are included as are the very visible remaining embankments crossing the duned golf course.
Selsey Tramway Explored£7.00
Just next to Chichester station on the south side, used to be the northern terminus for this unique little line that ran right the way down to the beach at Selsey. You often read that there’s not much left to see, but having walked nearly all of the track I beg to differ; plenty of clues remain, including the occasional hidden platform ! Dense undergrowth tackled and no stone unturned in attempts to find all visible remains in 2006.