Branch Lines

Branch Lines around Weymouth

from Abbotsbury, Easton and the Quay

ISBN:978 0 906520 65 9
First Published:01 July 1989
Last Reprinted:01 November 2005
Authors:Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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The Abbotsbury branch served a population of under 1000 and was typical of the once numerous quiet rural backwaters of the GWR. The Easton line was unique with its joint ownership, steep gradients and sidings to a multitude of stone quarries. The Quay Tramway has been an unusual feature of the streets of Weymouth for over a century and is included in this album's detailed photographic coverage of the fascinating railways of the area.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Wyke Regis Halt31-33
Westham Halt41
Melcombe Regis42-52
Weymouth Quay53-62
Weymouth Quay Tramway63-77
Upwey Junction91-96
Radipole Halt97
Weymouth Shed98-104

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