27th March 1965
South & West Railway
(Last Passenger Train Weymouth - Easton)
|Locos Used||41284 & 41324|
|Stock Used||5? Bullied corridor carriages|
Route : (three round trips)
|41324 (1)||Melcombe Regis (Weymouth) - Portland - Easton|
|41284 (2)||Easton - Portland - Melcombe Regis (Weymouth)|
(1) 41284 on rear.
(2) 41324 on rear.
(3) David Woodcock comments: there were three round trips - Saturday morning, lunchtime & afternoon. I travelled to Easton on the second and returned to Weymouth on the third (and last train). I suspect the South & West Railway Society might have been a group formed specially for the purpose of organising these last trips as I hadn't seen them advertised and I (in London) only found out about them by chance late on the Friday evening - I was lucky to be able to purchase a 'standee' ticket on the day. Melcombe Regis station was alongside, but slightly apart from, the main station at Weymouth - it had nominally been closed in 1952 when the Easton branch closed to passengers, but was sometimes used officially (i.e. in Public Timetable) or unofficially for Summer Saturday arrivals.
Sources : John Clifford (compiled from
contemporary sources) & David Woodcock
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
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