Featuring scenes on the Western and Southern Regions of British Railways mainly between 1962 and 1964. Beginning in Wales we make journeys from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth, Swansea Victoria to Craven Arms, Three Cocks to Moat Lane and Aberdare to Pontypool, all behind steam power. Wherever we go, we observe abundant evidence that this was still a steam railway with stations and infrastructure largely intact. Moving into England, expresses and local services around Gloucester and Cheltenham are seen before the cuts of the 1960s. A detailed look at the Somerset and Dorset main line is followed by scenes on the delightful Hemyock branch and the programme concludes with views around Lymington and Swanage.