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Weymouth And Portland Railway

Hob Uid: 867955
Location :
Dorset
Portland
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SY6817073920
Summary : Branch railway opened in 1865, the Weymouth and Portland Railway ran from Portland Station to join Weymouth-Dorchester main line. Leased jointly by the GWR and LSWR, it had mixed gauge although the broad gauge may never have been used. In 1889, a branch was taken off the line between Melcombe Regis and Weymouth stations to carry the railway to the new station at Weymouth Quay. Here, there is a ferry service to the Channel Isles. The line was closed in 1952, except for the Weymouth Quay section.
More information : (SY 6817 7392 to SY 6779 7960. Course of railway depicted) (1,2)

Opened in 1865, the Weymouth and Portland Railway ran from Portland Station (SY 6817 7392) to join the Weymouth-Dorchester main line at approx SY 6779 7960. Leased jointly by the GWR and LSWR, it had mixed gauge although the broad gauge may never have been used. See Illustration Card 1, SY 67 SE 51 (3)

Dismantled railway. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1903 (Dorset 58 NE)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1978
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Source Number : 3
Source : The West Country
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Page(s) : 147
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1988
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Opened 1865
Monument End Date : 1865
Monument Start Date : 1865
Monument Type : Railway
Evidence : Structure, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extended 1889
Monument End Date : 1889
Monument Start Date : 1889
Monument Type : Railway
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Largely closed 1952
Monument End Date : 1952
Monument Start Date : 1952
Monument Type : Railway
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Number : LINEAR 1927
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