Unique film! The Last Train to Easton, Portland railway 1965

A unique record of the last passenger train to Portland, on Saturday 27th March 1965. Ghostly images! From my original Super-8 cine film. A glimpse of a long-lost scene, before so many of Britain’s lovely branch lines were closed after the Beeching report. This unique footage shows just a short section, between Wakeham and Easton. Further around, the cliff-hugging line was one of the most picturesque coastal railways in England. The normal passenger services on the Weymouth to Portland line ceased in 1952, but goods traffic continued until 1965. Three ‘specials’ ran on the last day. (Sorry about the typo in title, ‘glimpse’)

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