Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Friday, March 30, 2007
time travel - broadstone 1963
[Photos courtesy Keith Harwood]
Three lovely emotive shots (especially the first!) of some of the facilities at Broadstone taken in Sept/Oct 1963. This was the start of the S&D proper at the southern end and also saw trains from Bournemouth to Salisbury and on the old Ringwood loop line, resulting in the rather lavish provision of platforms etc! I visited this station in 1977 when tracks were still in place and the occasional goods train served Wimborne.
This area is now sadly in need of trains again, which hopefully should happen in the coming decades!