Branksome Station opened in 1874 when it became the site of a junction with the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway line whose trains to Bath started and finished at a terminus station, Bournemouth West. After the Bournemouth and West line closed in 1965 Branksome railway station pictured here in 1966 was redeveloped and the line between Bournemouth Central to Branksome was electrified in 1967 .The route west of Branksome to Weymouth was electrified in 1988. Photo: Daily Echo