SZ0278 : Wareham train at Swanage, Dorset

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

Wareham train at Swanage, Dorset
Wareham train at Swanage, Dorset
In 1966, its last season of British Railways operation, the Swanage branch still used steam traction. Here, tank engine 41224 waits at Swanage to return its train to Wareham. The branch closed to passengers that year, but now a preservation society has rescued it, and steam trains again operate - but only as far as Corfe Castle and Norden on a regular basis.
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SZ0278, 488 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! SZ 029 789 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.6047N 1:57.6141W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 028 789
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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