Below are many old pictures
of the old Portland railways.
Click on the images to see them
looking towards Weymouth following the air raid damage of
11th August 1940. In the foreground bomb craters and damage
to the end of the up platform. In the background the
original signal box of 1877 still stands. To the right of
the line of wagons stood the Portland signal box until
completely obliterated in the raid.
Three coach gate
set consisting of open brake composites numbers 6534, 6544
and open 3rd number 736 standing outside Portland station.
It was painted in the salmon and brown livery of the LSWR.
This set was constructed especially for the Portland branch
in 1909 and later became set number 370.
looking towards the buffer stops on 21st April 1904. To the
left is the goods shed and on the right open wagons stand at
the platform behind LSWR coach No. 020.
The new Portland
station under construction looking in the direction of
the E&HCR taking place over the Admiralty incline above
Castletown. The rails and rollers can be seen in the centre,
to the right is a lightly laid contractor's line and the
dockyard in the background.
firm's wagon No. 11 being loaded in the United Stone Company
siding at Perryfield Works in April 1930.
Numbers 30179 and 30197 ready to depart from Easton during
the afternoon of Saturday 1st March 1952. To the left stands
As No. 233
approaches Easton the fireman holds out the single line
staff ready for the signalman. To the right is the siding
which was the scene of the 1903 runaway.
'02' class 0-4-4
tank No. 30223 heads across the causeway towards Weymouth
hauling three GWR coaches on 26th March 1951. Note the
massive early radar defence system on top of the Verne.
in April 1904, the condition of the road surface in Victoria
Square is clearly visible.