Can you guess where this wonderful old image of the area's old railway line was taken from?

This view of the old line evokes the golden age of steam as a locomotive travels along.

If you guessed that this picture was taken from Chesil Beach, then well done! You do know the area well.

Here's the image in its full glory without the caption blocked out.

Dorset Echo:

This golden age of steam saw trains make their way between Weymouth and the island.

The naval dockyard, seen in the background, was at the heart of island life. That too has disappeared now.

Here you can see the present day view from the same spot.

Dorset Echo:

The old picture comes once again from the postcard collection of the much missed history enthusiast Andy Hutchings.