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Breakwater Railway

Hob Uid: 868126
Location :
Dorset
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6850074150
Summary : The Breakwater Railway was opened for stone traffic in 1878 running from the terminus at South Ship Channel (SY 7016 7442) to join the Portland Branch of the Portland and Weymouth Railway [SY 67 NE 32] at SY 6850 7415. It was operated jointly by the GWR and LSWR. Now dismantled.
More information : (SY 690 743) Breakwater Railway [NAT] (1)

The Breakwater Railway was opened for stone traffic in 1878 running from the terminus at South Ship Channel (SY 7016 7442) to join the Portland Branch of the Portland and Weymouth Railway [SY 67 NE 32] at SY 6850 7415. It was operated jointly by the GWR and LSWR. [See Illustration card for SY 67 SE 51] (2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1903
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: I: The West Country 1966 148 (D St J Thomas)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Opened 1878
Monument End Date : 1878
Monument Start Date : 1878
Monument Type : Mineral Railway
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Now closed
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Monument Type : Mineral Railway
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : LINEAR 1929
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association

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