Railway Operations during the Olympics: Upwey
Upwey is on the line between Weymouth and Dorchester South and has long been a favourite and attractive photographic location for capturing trains on the long hard climb up Bincombe Hill out of Weymouth, or drifting down towards the coast. The view on the right is associated with shots of Bulleid Merchant Navys and Light Pacifics, but the visibility of trains is now impaired by encroaching vegetation. To increase capacity on Waterloo-Weymouth services Class 450s, whilst not strangers on the Weymouth line, were substituted in 8 car formation for the regular 5 car Class 444.
|The 10:03 Weymouth to Waterloo service climbs towards Dorchester South on 10th August.|
|Salisbury depot's diesel prides and joys were used to provide shuttles between Bournemouth and Weymouth. Here 159105 leads 158885 down hill at Upwey, on the 09:50 from Bournemouth.|
|450125 leads 450112 with the 13:35 from Waterloo down through Upwey Station on 10th August.|