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Coxster

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Very nice! I take it by 'Weymouth Tramway' you mean the line that 73s used to use to take 2 slammers (8 car formation) to Weymouth Quay for the boat trains? Three quarters of a mile through the public streets IIRC.
 

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I thought it was used by 33s on mrk 1s for the boat trains.

Its a shame the lines mothballed, I would love to go down it!
 

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Simming said:
I thought it was used by 33s on mrk 1s for the boat trains.

Its a shame the lines mothballed, I would love to go down it!
The 33s used to run 4-TCs to Weymouth after detaching at Bournemouth.

I suppose it must've been 33s and either slammers or coaches on the boat trains before the Bournemouth-Weymouth electrification as Class 73's diesel pulling power isn't the greatest!
 

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It was used by both, whatever happened to be available at Bournemouth depot really. The Class 73 had enough power to move an 8 coach train at 4 miles per hour. Nice line, I walked the length of it several times in the past. The last train down there was 1999, btw, when a Dutch pair of 73s pulled two CIGs down there on an excursion. I was there the week before, when they were preparing the line, I wish I could have stayed another week.
 

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Nice. I walked a short bit of it last time I visited Weymouth, found it to be quite weird to have a rail line through the streets. Unique experience though!
 
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