Published: June 7, 2014
New film recreates Burnham-On-Sea Railway Station in 1930s

Work has begun on a new film that recreates how Burnham-On-Sea's railway station would have looked in its heyday.

Local film maker Vic Jones is using computer graphics software to painstakingly compile the video from information in old photos and maps.

He intends to finish the footage later this year when it will be made available online.

These images are among the first screengrabs from the footage, showing how the station in Pier Street would have looked.

"I am very interested in old disused railway routes and I'm trying to recreate various routes of my choice, but the problem this take quite a while to research and complete," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

"The video will take viewers from Highgate East station crossing the main Exeter to Bristol line and then on to Burnham station."

"This part of the film will be around 10 minutes and will show the journey from a carriage window that holidaymakers would have viewed in the 1930s and 40's before the line closed to passenger traffic in 1951."

The railway station in Burnham's Pier Street was opened on 3rd May 1858 with the name 'Burnham' and it was not until 12th July 1920 that the suffix 'on-Sea' was added.

The station closed to regular passenger traffic in October 1951, although summer excursions continued until 8th September 1962.

 


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