It's been a dream for rail enthusiasts for more than 40 years - to reconnect their old branch line back up to the main line. Volunteers on one heritage railway are just two years away from doing just that thanks to decades of hard work.
Work is ongoing to upgrade the track and bridges where the Swanage Railway meets the network at Worgret Junction in Dorset. They plan to use heritage diesel trains to pull the new services, and correspondent Martin Dowse was given the chance to get behind the controls.
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