This photograph was taken on the 22nd January 2017 and was part of a project looking at what remained of the old railway that ran through the centre of Weymouth, Dorset. The line used to carry trains from the station to the dockside but no trains have run along it since the 1990s, and now much of it has been removed.
No photograph taken today but one from the archive – an old double exposure taken in Dorset on 120 film
A photographer needs an audience but they also need to be prepared for a different response to the one they intended.
To commemorate the lifting of the old tranway through Weymouth town centre I have produced a short video of the photographs I took walking the line back in 2017.
Chesil Beach in Dorset is one of my favourite places to photograph. I especially love the colours of some of the pebbles, as shown in these photographs.
My exhibition showed one view of the old railway line, possibly an outsider’s view, but there are other photographic projects that could be made of the boat train that used run through Weymouth.
An enforced sojourn in my home town results in a few reflections on its past and present, and I am struck by the unique attraction of an actual railway line running down the middle of the road.