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It took seven weeks to rip up and thirty years to put it back.
But trains have been running over the line again at the Swanage Railway in Dorset.
It means passengers can travel all the way from Wareham to the main line.
Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports
Mike Pearse spoke to guests on the first train service from Wareham and Mike Whitwam from Swanage Railway.
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Steam enthusiasts are celebrating the Swanage steam railway in Dorset being connected to the mainline for the first time in 40 years.