Piers & Pier Railways DVD (2008)

Another of Martin Easdown’s trips, this time to view pier railways, old and existing.




The seaside pier is a well-loved feature of many resorts. Some of them had a railway line running to the end, initially to move luggage from steamers – then passengers. This DVD takes a look at piers around the country and features film of those still operating and those which have passed into history. Extensive sequences on: Ryde Southend Hythe Southport Also film of: Walton Ramsey Blackpool’s North Pier Some piers had wooden scenic railways on or nearby, and miniature railways. Rare film also shows piers suffering from fires and drifting ships.