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  • A visit to Cannington viaduct at Lyme Regis


    This line was a latecomer, opening in 1903 and running from Axminster to Lyme Regis. The viaduct was the most significant engineering feature on the line, being one of the earliest examples of using concrete to build this sort of structure in the South of England.

  • Easton to Weymouth Branch Trackbed Tour


    Starting at the station site at Easton, remaining clues were sought out before tracing the track bed out on to the cliffs and along the east coast of the island.

    The bike was used to travel the coast path as far as the forbidding fence around the ex-Admiralty property, now a private port. Permission was kindly granted to access the port and some accompanied filming was allowed, showing some sections of the largely overgrown route travelling through where the Navy were based until the year 2000.

  • Lyme Regis Branch Line Trackbed Explored


    Starting at the site of Lyme Regis station on a gloriously sunny day, the course of this line is followed as closely as possible as it heads north through Uplyme. The majority of the track bed is explored on foot all the way to Axminster, taking in the extraordinary Cannington viaduct and the only intermediate station of Combpyne along the way. Effort was put in to featuring as many of the remaining brick and concrete structures as possible.

  • West Bay to Maiden Newton Trackbed Tour


    Following an unusual stay of execution, most of this line stayed open until 1975, despite efforts to close it beforehand.

    Starting at the delightful remaining station building at West Bay, the first stretch of the line is cycled (on a vintage Raleigh Chopper). A short distance to the north, where roads have been built over the track bed, a roof-mounted camera is bolted to the top of a car and the journey continues past the site of Bridport East Street station to the site of Bridport (Bradpole Road) station.

  • Weymouth Quay Line Trackbed Travelled


    Starting at Weymouth Quay Ferry Terminal, some shots are taken before travelling the line. Then, with the camera bolted to the top of a car, the line is driven in the early morning (so as to be less cluttered by traffic) as faithfully as possible towards Weymouth station. Sights along the way include the remaining platform at Custom House Quay, Town Bridge and the additional loop that the GWR built in the 1930s to ease the steepness of one of the original curves.