Posts Tagged ‘Swanage’

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Locomotive 6695 is one of a class built for the Great western railway between 1922-1928. It is reported that they ran better in reverse than they did in forward gear. The class was withdrawn between May 1963 and December 1965.

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30035 was built in 1905 for the London and South Western Railway. During its service it was based in London and in Bournemouth, It has the distinction of hauling the last train on the line between Poole and Ringwood via Wimbourne when that line was closed in 1964. The engine itself was withdrawn later the same year. It returned to Swanage in 1992.

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Swanage Railway (1)

Posted: May 12, 2014 in Dorset, Trains
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The branch line from Wareham to Swanage in Dorset was closed to traffic in 1972. Despite efforts to preserve the line and run it as a preservation line much of the track was quickly removed. As a result the track that now forms the running line has had to be laid from scratch. The line currently runs from Swanage to Corfe Castle although there are plans to extend running to connect to the BR mainline at Wareham in 2015.

The signal box at Swanage

The signal box at Swanage

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The station Buffet at Swanage

The station Buffet at Swanage

Engine shed at Swanage

Engine shed at Swanage