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A small un-manned station on the Waterloo to Weymouth line between Wareham and Hamworthy Railway Stations.
Railway type and traffic
South West Trains operate services to Weymouth and Waterloo which include non stop and stopping services which are in the hands of 450s and 444s. If you want to capture 444 and 450 numbers here, you will get a fair few in a day. The Wool to Neasdon sand passes through here during the week which is in the hands of a Freightliner class 66. There are also occasional stock movements to and from the Swanage Railway . The odd Serco will pass too. Railtours also operate through here on a regular basis in the summer months to Weymouth and Swanage.
Holton Heath railway station is relatively quiet and is on the edge of an Industrial estate near Hamworthy Bay.
From Wareham town centre take the B3075 to Poole and Sandford. You will cross the railway in Wareham and come to a roundabout immediately after the bridge. Take the second exit. Carry along this road until you come to a junction which has a set of Traffic Lights with a garage on the left hand side. You will need to turn right into Station Road. Once in this road, carry along it until you come to the railway station. **Remember, from Wareham this is a 40mph speed limit with Speed Cameras** From Poole head for the A35 Upton Bypass and head along this road until you come to the Bakers Arms roundabout. Take the first exit and you will be on the A351. Stay on this road until you come to a junction which will have a Garage on the right with a set of Traffic Lights. Turn left into Station Road and head along this road until you come to the Railway Station.
This location is very good for shots of trains coming from each direction. You will have plenty of warning for trains coming as the announcement will be sounded for stopping and non stopping trains. Morning shots would be better looking towards Wareham and afternoon shots would be better for trains coming from Poole. On special occasions, this location can get crowded and it produces very nice shots.
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