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« on: May 22, 2021, 10:52:03 pm »

All new pictures from today, some blindingly obvious and others not so.   Will write up / tell you more in the morning.  Walked more today than or months!

1 - Melksham - johnneyw


2 - Old plateway on Portland (overlooking Forturneswell) - johnneyw


3 - Bridport branch near Maiden Newton - rogerw


4 - Causeway to Portland - old railway from Weymouth - ellendune


5 - Maiden Newton Signal Box - TonyN


6 - Weymouth, King's Road - line to start of old tramway - paul7755


7 - Weymouth - looking from old Weymouth Quay station - stuving


8 - Weymouth Station - Western Pathfinder


9 - Weymouth - eightonedee


10 - Melksham - rogerw


11 - Sandsfoot Castle from the Rodwell trail - eightonedee


12 - Trowbridge - Western Pathfinder


13 - Fortuneswell - Hal


14 - Westbury looking North and East - AMLAG


15 - Portland, incline railway - bradshaw


16 - Castle Cary - PhilWakely


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18 - Yeovil Town - brooklea


19 - Castle Cary - rogerpatenall (confirmed by eXpassenger)


20 - Yeovil near Pen Mill towards Town - bradshaw


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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 11:19:45 pm »

6. Weymouth. Looking in the up direction from the former Kings Rd level crossing, where the tramway commenced.

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 11:30:47 pm »

5. Maiden Newton Signal Box
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 11:47:01 pm »

7. is also Weymouth, looking from near the Pavilion into Custom House Quay.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2021, 12:00:20 am »

A bit surprised that no one has said "No.1 is Melksham Station".... so I will.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2021, 06:48:32 am »

All correct so far ... and the locations guessed already will help towards identifying a lot of the others.  Day report will be elsewhere.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2021, 08:06:43 am »

4 looks like the causeway from Portland to Weymouth presumably the path is the former railway line. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2021, 08:18:38 am »

15 incline from one of the quarries in Portland which joined the Merchant’s Railway you can see on the slope beyond. That then ran down another incline to the quays below for shipping the stone to London and elsewhere.
Further east was the Admiralty incline which took stone to build the breakwaters using broad gauge track built out from the shore on trestles. Steam engines were used to move the trains of bottom-door wagons.
Incidentally, I wrote the submission for the listing of the station and box at Maiden Newton some years ago. Spent many evenings in the box until it closed in 1988
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2021, 09:00:05 am »


14 Westbury North;
     left to Hawkeridge Jn/Trowbridge, right to Heywood Road Jn/Pewsey.
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2021, 09:25:05 am »

Weymouth Station stepped entrance No8.
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2021, 09:48:10 am »

3 is the old Bridport branch from Maiden Newton, now a footpath.  Surprised that nobody has mentioned 10 yet
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2021, 10:15:03 am »

All correct so far -

1 - Melksham - johnneyw
3 - Bridport branch near Maiden Newton - rogerw
4 - Causeway to Portland - old railway from Weymouth - ellendune
5 - Maiden Newton Signal Box - TonyN
6 - Weymouth, King's Road - line to start of old tramway - paul7755
7 - Weymouth - looking from old Weymouth Quay station - stuving
8 - Weymouth Station - Western Pathfinder
14 - Westbury looking North and East - AMLAG
15 - Portland, incline railway - bradshaw
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2021, 10:20:48 am »

16 is Castle Cary looking west
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2021, 11:34:48 am »

18. is a car park in Yeovil, where Yeovil Town station once stood.
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2021, 11:50:54 am »

9 looks like one of the road signs left over from the days when trains ran through the streets of Weymouth  - Commercial Road?
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