Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Monday, February 09, 2009
Three more shots from Wimborne, 28.4.1977
As a future New S&D station Wimborne will finally once again benefit from a real train service. Before its lines started to be closed from 1964 Wimborne saw trains to Ringwood and Brockenhurst, to Bournemouth and Poole and to Salisbury via Fordingbridge. And with a change at Broadstone you could also have travelled up the S&D to Bath and beyond, or to Exeter with a further change at Templecombe. None of these lines should have closed, even in the pro-road 1960s, and show how extreme the Beeching cuts were. What were they thinking of?
I should be scanning my shots of Broadstone taken on the same day later today, so keep looking!