27th March 1965

South & West Railway Society
(Last Passenger Train Weymouth - Easton)

Locos Used 41284 & 41324
Stock Used 5? Bullied corridor carriages

Route : (three round trips)

Loco(s) Route
41324 (1) Melcombe Regis (Weymouth) - Portland - Easton
41284 (2) Easton - Portland - Melcombe Regis (Weymouth)

Notes :
(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

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From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

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