SY9188 : Branch train for Swanage at Wareham, Dorset

taken 51 years ago, near to Wareham, Dorset, Great Britain

Branch train for Swanage at Wareham, Dorset
Branch train for Swanage at Wareham, Dorset
The Wareham to Swanage branch was one of the last branch lines of British Railways to retain steam passenger working, many of the others having gone over to diesels before this 1966 photograph was taken. In fact the Swanage branch itself was converted to diesel operation, using Hampshire diesel-electric units, on Monday 5 September 1966. The branch was closed to passenger traffic on Monday 3 January 1972, the last BR trains having run on Saturday 1 January. The line has now been reopened between Norden and Swanage as a preserved railway, and the link to National Rail at Wareham has been restored for occasional use. I am indebted to Mr Andrew Wright for this information
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SY9188, 48 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
27 July 1966   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 February, 2007
Category
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 919 881 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.5494N 2:6.9623W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 919 881
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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