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Portland Railways

 

Below are many old pictures of the old Portland railways.

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No. 10179 and 30 197 await to depart from Easton with a six-Coach train during the afternoon of Saturday 1st March 1952, the last day of passenger operation on the Easton section.
 
'57XX' pannier tank No. 7780 heading towards Weymouth with the branch goods during August 1955.
Class '2' 2-6-2 tank No. 41324 heads into Red Bridge cutting. This was one of the last passenger trains to Easton on 27th March 1965.

Click Here to read an email sent to by the fireman on this engine Denis Turner.

'M7' class No.30107 stands amongst the remains of Portland station, whilst hauling the Railway Enthusiasts Special on 7th June 1957.
The new Portland station under construction.
Portland station pre-1910. Two '02' class locomotives shunt trains, the one nearest the camera hauling a bogie coach and an LSWR close coupled set. To the extreme left is Portland Goods Junction signal box, and standing at the end of the siding an LSWR gas tank wagon.
The original Portland station during the late 1950's.
'02' class No.207 awaits departure from Portland with a Weymouth bound train.
Portland looking towards Weymouth. To the right is the new Portland signal box opened in October 1935 and bombed on 11th August 1940.
A view from the new signal box of 1935 looking towards Portland station, the new passenger station to the left. The old station served as a goods shed, centre right. F.J. Barnes stone works can be seen on the extreme right and behind the two coaches are the buildings of Portland Gas Works.

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