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  • “Bittern” 6/12/08 steam on the mainline

    £3.00

    Wonderful footage of a very rare sight these days; seeing steam on the mainline ! This short film shows this special train running down the long straight under Copyhold Lane bridge just north of Haywards Heath.

    Thereafter, the departure from Haywards Heath, watched by numerous excited enthusiasts. Final shot is of the train leaving Hove station, amid the pandemonium of excited railway photographers scurrying around the platform endangering themselves and vexing the station staff, marvellous ! A very memorable day for steam lovers.

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  • “Lord Nelson” 23/6/07 steam on the mainline

    £3.00

    Wonderful footage of a very rare sight these days; seeing steam on the mainline ! This short film shows this special train running down the long straight under Copyhold Lane bridge just north of Haywards Heath. Thereafter, the departure from Haywards Heath and arrival into Hove station. Final shot is of the train leaving Hove station, amid the pandemonium of excited railway photographers scurrying around the platform endangering themselves and vexing the station staff, marvellous ! A very memorable day for steam lovers.

  • “Tangmere” 17/2/07 steam on the mainline

    £3.00

    Wonderful footage of a very rare sight these days; seeing steam on the mainline ! This short film shows this special train running down the long straight under Copyhold Lane bridge just north of Haywards Heath. Thereafter, the departure from Haywards Heath and arrival into Hove station. Final shot is of the train leaving Hove station, amid the pandemonium of excited railway photographers scurrying around the platform endangering themselves and vexing the station staff, marvellous ! A very memorable day for steam lovers.

     

  • A short tour of Jack windmill, Sussex Downs

    £5.00

    Jack and Jill windmills are a well known Sussex landmark up on the Downs just north of Brighton. Jill windmill has been in the care of a trust dedicated to her preservation since 1978 and can be visited by members of the public. Jack windmill has been in private ownership as a residence for many years and glimpses inside are less easy to come by.

    Permission was granted to enter and make this short film showing the inside of this extraordinary place. The five floors that make up Jack have been put to a variety of uses over the years, including an observation tower in World War 2; indeed the blackout screens designed to cover each of the windows are still there to see. One floor is given over to a consecrated chapel. Views right up into the inside of the dome are also seen, showing the extraordinary workmanship that went into its construction.

  • A visit to Cannington viaduct at Lyme Regis

    £4.00

    This line was a latecomer, opening in 1903 and running from Axminster to Lyme Regis. The viaduct was the most significant engineering feature on the line, being one of the earliest examples of using concrete to build this sort of structure in the South of England.

  • A visit to the LSWR/GWR arch, Tavistock

    £4.00
  • Abbotsbury Branch Line Trackbed Explored

    £8.00

    Starting at Abbotsbury, permission to film was obtained from the owner of the house that now occupies the station site. A number of interesting relics were seen in the back garden of the property that would not normally be visible to users of the nearby right of way along the track bed, including a siding and a remaining wall of the original station building. Also looked at in some detail was the perfectly preserved goods shed and the derelict engine shed.

  • Alton to Basingstoke

    £14.00

    Dumpman Films reveals the charms of another, well-loved and short-lived rural railway.

    This unique line is probably more famous for activities that took place on it after closure than anything that came before, playing host to the 1937 Will Hay film, Oh ! Mr Porter ! It had also been used for the most spectacular staged train crash in British cinematic history when The Wrecker was filmed on it in 1928.

  • 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.

  • Ash Junction to Tongham

    £5.00

    Dumpman Films reveals the charms the disused section of mainline that used to connect Guildford to Farnham in Surrey.

    Starting with a view from the bridge at Ash junction, the route of the old track bed running west is seen, before tumbling into the bushes to see what remains at ground level.

    A short stretch of track is walked, viewing various railway remains, before your cameraman hops on his battered Raleigh Chopper to travel west towards the first stop at Ash Green.

  • 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 clock tower exploration

    £7.00

    Dumpman Films set out document the amazing restoration work that had been completed in 2018 on the clock at this disused station.

  • Bexhill West Station stills dvd rom

    £5.00

    A selection of photographs of the clock tower of Bexhill West Station

  • Billingshurst Royal Observer Corps Bunker

    £4.00

    This is a short film showing the old Royal Observer Corps on the outskirts of Billingshurst as it appeared in July 2007.

     

  • Bishops Waltham to Botley Trackbed Tour

    £6.00

    Opened in 1863, closed to passengers in 1933, this line soldiered on with goods traffic until 1962 when final closure came.

    Starting at site of Bishops Waltham station, the orientation of the station is speculated upon before hopping on the bike and travelling the first kilometre or so of cyclable track bed. Thereafter, a brief section is bypassed (but admired across a field from a distance) before access to the track is regained on foot close to Bishops Waltham water treatment works.

  • Brading to Bembridge Trackbed Tour

    £7.00

    This film starts with a tour around Brading station, showing vintage features of the part of the station that is still in use and also a tour along the disused platforms that used to serve the line to Bembridge. The entire station is grade 2 listed.

    A brief tour of the signal box is included, showing its internal workings, the superb ongoing restoration work that has been accomplished in the last few years and views of the station from above. (A visit to Brading station visitors centre and signal box is highly recommended).

    Then the disused line is followed as closely as possible by bicycle

  • 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 Sewer Tour and Patcham Floods

    £4.00

    A guided tour through a section of the Victorian sewer network under the streets of Brighton. See how the engineers of the day not only made their structures beautiful above ground, but kept their attention to detail intact underground too. Also includes footage of the severe floods that year (around the same time that Lewes flooded) that affected the north of Brighton. A river that hadn’t run for over 400 years reappeared on the recreation ground just next to the A27/A23 junction with a spring shooting out from under the petrol station car park and then running straight down Patcham high street.

  • 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.

  • Brockenhurst to West Moors Trackbed Tour

    £10.00

    Opened in 1847, closed in 1964, explored by Dumpman in 2013.

    A recreation of the train journey that used to be possible between Brockenhurst and West Moors, following very nearly all the remaining track bed.

  • Brookwood Cemetery Necropolis Line

    £7.00

    Dumpman Films reveals the charms of another disused branch line.

    This little three quarter mile stretch of track bed, used to be part of the London Necropolis Company line from Waterloo. Following the need for additional burial space in the 1850s, the huge plot at Brookwood was obtained and funeral trains ran here from London. On arrival at Brookwood, the trains then travelled in to the cemetery itself, stopping at either the northern station (for non conformists) or southern station (Anglicans) to drop off coffins and mourners.

  • 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.

  • Christchurch to Ringwood

    £10.00

    A recreation of the railway journey that used to be possible between Christchurch and Ringwood up until closure in 1935; following very nearly all the remaining track bed and searching out all visible remains.