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

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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, passing first Cement Mills crossing and then Carpenters Siding, before leaving the track bed just short of St Helens station.

Access to St Helens station was sadly not granted for this film, but footage of the main building from the public road is included. The site of St Helens crossing is shown, where the branch line to the quays diverged from the line to Bembridge. The track bed is rejoined just past St Helens station and pursued through what is now a fabulous nature reserve towards the site of Bembridge station.

Various angles are seen of the site of Bembridge station, including a couple of remains from times when the station still existed. The film closes with views of visible railway remains on the North and South quays and a final shot across Bembridge harbour.

Includes constant, well-informed commentary throughout and reference to a vintage map.

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Year

2012

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