A chartered train from London has used a newly restored platform at Swanage for the first time since 1966.
The train excursion from London to Corfe Castle via Wareham is the first to have a train and crew supplied by South West Trains.
The 'Purbeck Adventurer' route ran via Woking, Basingstoke, Southampton, Bournemouth and Wareham on Saturday June, 29 and was organised by UK Railtours, in Hertfordshire.
The train brought in 370 passengers to boost the Isle of Purbeck economy.
Swanage Railway Company chairman Peter Sills said: "We had a very good reaction from passengers on board the 'Purbeck Adventurer'.
"Passengers really appreciate being able to enjoy a fast run from London to Corfe Castle and Swanage which enabled them a seaside special from the Capital to the coast."
More top news
Wednesday night's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday night's weather for the west of the region
Simon's Blog - Getting In A Flap