Yes your right Frame69 it is a big shame that some people want to get rid of our heritage railways. I have had holidays in Weymouth for many years now and think it is a beautiful place to be. Why cant people just leave our railways alone!!.
Thanks Paul,avatar is pic from cab of class 40 when we were shunting the 37 just before a diesel weekend at Bodmin Wenford last year. Went to weymouth last year, is a shame, I also have an old cab ride video from this line which shows the flag men walking in front of the engine and getting cars moved off the line,70s I think.
I have much sympathy for those who wish to retain this line, but having seen it in action in the early 1960s even then it was bedeviled by parked cars and in turn caused traffic chaos as trains wended their slow way along the quay.
I am therefore not surprised that with today's traffic levels (and how much more than the 1960s is that?) that the local authority cannot see an easy reuse of this line. And from Weymouth station to the sea front is only a ten minute walk.....
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