Friday, 16 April 2010

80s weymouth





(All 25.10.1983)

This was Weymouth as it was in 1983. It was still unelectrified then of course, and most trains were locomotive hauled. There were (and are) lines to Bournemouth and Castle Cary, with a fairly sparse service back in the 80s. The station building wasn't very impressive back then, the town deserved much better.

The station is situated very well for the town and beach and this line has got much busier since the 80s. Sadly, for now at least, the Weymouth Tramway lies disused, but in situ. Restoration as a tramway has been mooted and this would be a huge asset for the town, especially if it was extended along the seafront
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