history film recreates Burnham-On-Sea Railway Station in 1930s
has been completed on a new short film that recreates how Burnham-On-Sea's
railway station would have looked in its heyday.
maker Vic Jones has used computer graphics software to painstakingly
compile the ten minute video from information in old photos and
footage shows how Burnham Railway Station in the town's Pier Street
would have looked, above, and also recreates a journey
has finished the footage despite a setback last year when he temporarily
lost a lot of his data in a computer crash, but he has spent many
hours to finish the job.
am very interested in old disused railway routes, but it can take
quite a while to research and complete," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"I've enjoyed researching Burnham's rail station and hope
that others will enjoy watching it."
video takes viewers from Highbridge East station crossing the
main Exeter to Bristol line and then on to Burnham station, with
views from within a first class carriage and of the surrounding
journey shows the view that holidaymakers would have viewed in
the 1930s and 40's before the line closed to passenger traffic
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.
station closed to regular passenger traffic in October 1951, although
summer excursions continued until 8th September 1962.
clip of the video, which is being placed on YouTube, is shown
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