Driver Alan Peters
46100 Royal Scot heads though Exeter St Thomas with the 0751 Bristol to Kingswear English Riviera Express on a gloomy Sunday 20th June 2021
All the best
You might be able to help me.
For many years my office was in FOST building in the HM Dockyard at the south end directly opposite a much older building locally known as the loco shed.
I was drafted to Portland in the 60s just as the line was being closed from Weymouth to Portland, a few trains ran to the fuel tank farm adjacent to the new airfield but nothing in the actual dockyard.
Searches at the local museum have revealed lots of images of the branchline to Easton and the Merchant’s stone railway to Castleton but nothing about any railway in the dockyard. There were rails still embedded in the road within the dockyard but that was the only trace.
Can you shed any light on when it was closed and what was used in the dockyard.