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Steam train on Dartmoor
Brief Journey: Dartmoor train
Follow a picturesque steam train journey from Plymouth to Dartmoor in the 1950s with a descriptive commentary from Charles Stidwell.
An extract from the BBC TV documentary film 'Brief Journey', filmed to mark the opening of the south-west's first television transmitter in 1954. The clip follows a Royal Navy sailor on a train journey across Dartmoor.
The clip opens with footage of a bustling Plymouth station, before the steam train on which the sailor travels departs for Yelverton. Here he changes onto the long closed King Tor branch line which takes him past Burrator Reservoir.
last updated: 20/02/2008 at 11:55