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When Enid Blyton holidayed in the area, she used the railway and would generally include a train journey in her Famous Five books.

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Find out more on the Swanage Railway website. To break the impasse, the Railway Society formed two daughter organisations: the Swanage and Wareham Railway Group, composed of local residents prepared to lobby the local authorities, and the Southern Steam Group, to collect historic railway rolling stock and establish a museum of steam and railway technology.

There was one intermediate station, at Corfe Castle. John Mowlem was prominent in generating local support. The new line gave the area a through railway connection to London, but it did not come close enough to influence the mineral traffic, which for the time being was mostly conveyed by coastal shipping, as before. The actual loading of the vessels was primitive, and Captain Moorsom , chief engineer of the Southampton and Dorchester line, encouraged local promoters to found the Swanage Pier and Tramway Company, which obtained an authorising Act of Parliament on 8 August This was extended, first to Herston Halt, and then to Harman's Cross in , neither of which had been stations previously. The branch diverged from the main line at Worgret Junction, over one mile 1. Guide Prices. Early industry[ edit ] The Isle of Purbeck had extensive quarrying and ball clay activities before Victorian times; some of the clay was processed locally, but much of the mineral output was transported away for use elsewhere. Save time queueing on the day, and book your tickets in advance. However, due to opposition focused on the problems in providing a replacement bus service during the summer months, the closure was deferred. In , a through train from London was operated on summer Saturdays, worked by a diesel locomotive.

The sidings were adjacent to the clay trans-shipment site on the branch. Gradients were undulating, with a ruling gradient of 1 in 76 or 1 in 80, falling for one mile 1. On 3 Januarythe track was temporarily joined with the Furzebrook freight line at Motala and the Purbeck branch line was once again complete, thirty years to the day after it was closed.

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If you get on the train at Harmans Cross or Herston Halt you will need cash to buy your ticket on-board. Railcard discounts apply to all Corfe Castle fares and up to 2 children go free with each adult.

In fact, only a short section was built, from the pier to an area on the sea front called The Bankers where stone blocks were prepared for transit.

In , further sidings were installed at Furzebrook for the loading of crude oil from the Wytch Farm oilfield; the wells were 3 miles 4. John Mowlem was prominent in generating local support. Sit back and relax during a leisurely trip behind a historic steam locomotives. From , steam traction was eliminated from the area, and the branch passenger service was operated by a diesel-electric multiple-unit set of BR Class However, the line was not mentioned in the report The Reshaping of British Railways, published in , which recommended the closure of many such lines. If you get on the train at Harmans Cross or Herston Halt you will need cash to buy your ticket on-board. However, due to opposition focused on the problems in providing a replacement bus service during the summer months, the closure was deferred. The actual loading of the vessels was primitive, and Captain Moorsom , chief engineer of the Southampton and Dorchester line, encouraged local promoters to found the Swanage Pier and Tramway Company, which obtained an authorising Act of Parliament on 8 August Gradients were undulating, with a ruling gradient of 1 in 76 or 1 in 80, falling for one mile 1. Early industry[ edit ] The Isle of Purbeck had extensive quarrying and ball clay activities before Victorian times; some of the clay was processed locally, but much of the mineral output was transported away for use elsewhere. The scheme involved about 4 miles 6. The branch intersected the pre-existing Furzebrook Railway , a narrow gauge industrial tramway concerned with conveying ball clay to a river wharf, and the Middlebere Plateway which conveyed the mineral to Poole Harbour; however the proprietors of those lines were slow to arrange interchange facilities with the Swanage Railway.

The line closed to passenger services from 3 January

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