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Travelling by train today you visualise high speed locomotives rattling along at over 100 miles per hour, with few stops and your destination being just hours away. One hundred years ago, in the age of steam trains, travel by train was a far more interesting journey.
The Sydney Morning Herald from Australia on the 21st January 1911 included a great article on what it was like to take a journey on a steam train along a branch line 100 years ago.
Back in 1911 railways were still in their prime, and the main method of transporting freight and passengers overland, with the motor car being still in it’s infancy, and neither roads or refuelling stations set up to allow driving between anywhere but the larger cities.
Bournemouth is one of the finest seaside towns on the south coast of England, and it has a lot to offer the tourist at any time of the year. Apart from the miles of beaches that are comprised of fine golden sand, which have a backdrop of sandstone cliffs, Bournemouth has a number of theatres, two piers, lots of public gardens and other places to take scenic walks, and plenty of nightlife too.