Tram tracks of a bygone age.
The Swanage Pier Tramway was a 2 ft 6 inch narrow gauge tramway in the port of Swanage,it opened in 1858 and closed in 1930.Only about 110 yards of track still exist and this can still be seen along the waters edge footpath from the amusement arcade, along past the Old Stone Quay,and on towards Swanage pier.
Much of the Purbeck stone which was quarried locally was shipped out of Swanage from the old pier.Horses pulled the tram carts from the stone stores (which were situated along the waterfront)to the pier,from here it was transported by ship to other towns and cities for building work.
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The Age of Steam
The perfect way to see Dorset and to visit Corfe Castle.
The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.
Swanage Railway, Station House, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HB
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