Trains return to line axed by Beeching: Regular services running after volunteers rebuild tracks | Daily Mail Online

For the first time since 1948 an independent train company is running a regular service on a rural line that was ripped up by the infamous Beeching Axe.

The ‘Summer Saturday’ trains, operated by South Western Railway, is taking daytrippers to the Dorset coast thanks to an army of volunteers who spent 45 years rebuilding the track.

The service harks back to the 1930s and the halcyon days of steam when private train companies advertised summer holiday trips to the seaside.

The ‘Summer Saturday’ trains take daytrippers to the Dorset coast, after volunteers spent 45 years rebuilding the track

The service harks back to the 1930s and the halcyon days of steam when private train companies advertised summer holiday trips to the seaside (one of the modern trains at work) Trains return to line axed by Beeching: Regular services running after volunteers rebuild tracks | Daily Mail Online

 

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