SZ0179 : Herston Halt, Swanage Railway, Dorset

taken 13 years ago, near to Langton Matravers, Dorset, Great Britain

Herston Halt, Swanage Railway, Dorset
Herston Halt, Swanage Railway, Dorset
This view is from the road bridge looking in the direction of Swanage. The railway first came to Swanage in 1885 and was operated by the London & South Western Railway Company. In January 1972 British Railways closed the line and lifted all the track. However, this was not the end, as a group of enthusiasts got together to rebuild the line. In the summer of 1975 a licence was granted to the Swanage Railway Society to occupy the disused Swanage station site, since when the dedicated volunteers have lovingly restored the railway to what you see today.
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Thursday, 24 November, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 November, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 01439 79272 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.7895N 1:58.8613W
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