Ventnor West to Merstone Trackbed Tour

£8.00

Starting at the old Ventnor West station on a gloriously sunny day, the course of this line is followed as closely as possible, initially with a camera bolted to the top of a car where roads have been built over the course of the track. Thereafter, all of the accessible track bed is explored on foot all the way to Merstone, taking in the stations of St Lawrence, Whitwell and Godshill along the way.

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Starting at the old Ventnor West station on a gloriously sunny day, the course of this line is followed as closely as possible, initially with a camera bolted to the top of a car where roads have been built over the course of the track. Thereafter, all of the accessible track bed is explored on foot all the way to Merstone, taking in the stations of St Lawrence, Whitwell and Godshill along the way.

Where sections are impassable, footpaths that cross the line are used to full effect with a zoom lens taking in much of the untraveled sections.

Permission was granted to access and film the stations of St Lawrence, Whitwell and Godshill. The platform remaining at Merstone is now a public area so this presented no problem.

Access was also gained to the 619 yard long St Lawrence tunnel with a 5,000,000 candle power torch to illuminate the architecture and see the remains of the mushroom farm.

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

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Year

2012

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