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Plymouth to Dartmoor steam train - 1954 film


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.

The film has a descriptive commentary from Charles Stidwell.

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