A glorious steam excursion through twenty miles of countryside to the coast.Join Driver Simon Barfield and Fireman Paul Rimmer as they crew BR(W) Manor class 4-6-0 5MT No.7820 'Dinmore Manor' on a journey between Bishops Lydeard near Taunton and the popular seaside resort of Minehead. It's a glorious excursion through beautiful Somerset countryside to the coast.Explore twenty miles of Britain 's longest Heritage Railway, a classic branch line route, with every mile evoking the very essence of the old Great Western Railway. See all the action on the footplate and along the 'road' from over a dozen cameras on the locomotive. Working hard, the crew of No.7820 give a fascinating insight into steam operation over the climbing, twisting route-while staff and volunteers of the West Somerset Railway explain how they've grown to love both line and locomotive.It's a nostalgic reminder of childhood trips to the coast and a real celebration of vintage Somerset steam. Featuring stunning aerial shots of the locomotive and the line From the Footplate is a fascinating glimpse of how railways used to be.
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