During the summer of 2020, clearance of the vegetation along the small embankment west of Afflington Bridge on the Swanage Railway, along with clearing a drainage culvert, was carried out thus opening out this view. In this scene Swanage Railway BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80104 crosses Corfe Common on the approach to Afflington Bridge under gathering clouds on 6th April 2021, at the business end of the 12:45 staff training service from Norden to Swanage. The small pile of logs on the embankment left behind by the clearance gangs adds an element of pleasantness to the scene.
Frank Thurlby       

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