1857 : LSWR "main line" open
1865 : Branch to Portland
1865 : Tramway to Custom House Quay (goods)
1885 : Branch to Abbotsbury
1889 : Tramway extended to passenger terminal
1900 : Branch extended from Portland to Easton
Obviously the best way to have observed the line in use was to have been there; it was very much a tourist attraction. Failing that delightful experience, this video captures the essence of big trains along narrow streets most beautifully. Watch and enjoy!
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