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|Scale / Gauge:||4mm/009|
|Size:||6' x 5'|
|Type:||L-Shape - Terminus to Fiddle Yard|
|Description:||The Sand Hutton Light Railway was opened in 1922 by Sir Robert Walker, from Bossal, via Sand Hutton, to Warthill Station, where it connected with the NER. The line was primarily a freight concern with a modest passenger service on the line, using the single carriage.
The line was around 5 ½ miles long, but there were plans to extend the half-mile from Bossal to Scrayingham, this would have involved an expensive bridge over the River Derwent. Sir Robert Walker died in 1930 and the line closed in 1932 and was scrapped soon afterwards, the only surviving piece being the passenger carriage.
This layout is based on the fiction that, when Sir Robert Walker died, the line was bought by the LNER and extended to Scrayingham, which led to a slight increase in traffic. The line passed into British Railway hands, but closed in the early 1950s. In the 1960s a preservation group moved in and have gradually rebuilt a section of the line, starting with the Scrayingham to Bossal section.
The goods shed area of Scrayingham has been restored using local bricks, and a locomotive shed is under construction. A platform shelter has been built in the style of North Eastern examples from the area, and a water tower has been sited at the end of the station loop.
|Layout Owner:||James Griffiths|
|Owner Contact Name:||James Griffiths|
|Owner contact email address:||email@example.com|
|Owner contact telephone:||01904659083|
|Forthcoming exhibitions booked:||Narrow Gauge North, 11th March 2017|