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East of Furzebrook, July 2016.<br />
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A public train service is to run on a railway line ripped up in the 'Beeching Axe' thanks to an army of volunteers who have spent 45 years painstakingly rebuilding it. <br />
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From next month timetabled passenger trains will operate on a daily basis from the mainline down to Swanage in Dorset.<br />
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The Victorian town was effectively cut off from the rail network in 1972 after Dr Richard Beeching, a government railway advisor, recommended it be one of hundreds of loss-making rural lines axed.<br />
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Since then hundreds of people have restored the track which has been upgraded to meet today's safety standards.