Dumpman Films has been marauding through Hampshire in recent times and is proud to present yet another disused railway journey, explored in forensic detail and captured in typically chaotic fashion:
- The Sprat and Winkle Line (Kimbridge Junction to Andover)
This trip heralded the hotly anticipated return to service of the Raleigh Chopper (having been allowed a sabbatical after a particularly punishing trip to Devon in 2016) and it was used to full effect here, as much of this line is delightfully cyclable. Other sections of the track bed were covered on foot while a couple of short sections that have had roads built over them required the roof mounted car camera (Polocam).
Exclusive access to the Kimbridge estate was generously provided, to see some superb remaining relics not shifted by memorabilia bounty hunters and warm welcomes extended from station owners at Mottisfont and Horsebridge made the experience even more enjoyable. Station sites on more publicly accessible land at Fullerton Junction, Clatford, Andover Town and Andover Junction were also explored en route, while taking in views of the wonderful countryside surrounding the River Test and River Anton. Remaining evidence of the line in the form of bridges, marker signs, track side huts, telegraph poles, level crossing gates, pedestrian kissing gates and overgrown platforms greatly exceeded what had been expected.
The usual intoxicating cocktail of referring to vintage maps and a slide show of stills taken along the way, which has become a staple of latter day Dumpman Films, finishes off the journey after the video section.
Full details will be in the catalogue pages on the website www.dumpman.co.uk by the time you receive this and this new title will be listed on ebay for those of you who prefer that route. If you are interested in this or any of the other titles then by all means email me directly, which is preferred as ebay is an expensive proposition these days.
To celebrate their longevity and surprising ongoing appeal, titles that have reached their 10th anniversary continue to be discounted in price and titles discounted in previous years remain at their lower prices, at least for now anyway.
Further collaborations with The Bald Explorer are in the pipeline for those of you that enjoyed those outings. Visit You tube and enter a search “Dumpman Bald Explorer” to see all the entertainment so far.
Thank you for your continued support, especially those who have been there since the beginning.
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