The Weymouth Quay Tramway
The Weymouth Quay Tramway is a most unusual line a street tramway built to link the mainstation to the Quayside Station to facilitate connection with the Channel Island railway steamers.Originally built by the Great Western Railway in 1865 it passed to British Railways Western Region on nationalisation and following regional boundary changes to British Railways Southern Region. Scheduled passenger trains ceased operation in 1987. The final passenger train over the line ran in 1999. During 2010 the local council has been seeking permission to remove the tramway. These photos show the line as it was in the early 1980s.
Trains were accompanied by one or two flagmen to walked in front who sometimes had to bounce illegally parked cars off the tracks. The locomotives carried a bell and warning light.
In this view Southern Region Class 33 diesel 33104 is seen running round its train prior to departure on July 20, 1981
Camera: Contax 139, Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.7 lens. AGFA CT100 film.
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