Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
A 4300 Mogul locomotive, No. 8314, lies amongst the debris following an air raid in Weymouth on 17th January 1941. Star Class locomotive, Princess Charlotte, can be seen to the right of the photograph and has escaped the worst of the damage. The south coast of Britain was easy prey for the German Luftwaffe based in Northern France, and the ports of Weymouth and Portland were prime targets for bombers due to their naval connections.
Trouble House Halt, c1960
Situated on the Tetbury branch line, it opened in 1959 to serve the infamous Trouble House pub. It was the only station in England to be built to serve a public house. The halt closed in 1964.
Gloucestershire, Tetbury Branch Line, Trouble House Halt, Trouble House Pub
Locomotive at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, 1950s
A tank locomotive heads along the St Ives branch line. The Carbis Bay Hotel can be seen nestled behind the beach and in front of the viaduct.
© STEAM Museum of the GWR
1950s, Beach, Carbis Bay, Carbis Bay Hotel, Cliffs, Holidays, Nostalgia, Sea, St Ives Branch Line, Viaduct