Beeches light railway, chiltern railways family funday
Posted 10 July 2011 - 08:40
the railway is based on the darjeeling railway and features an original loco from the line as well as coaches and a replica of the station building, the track is a figure of 8 and has a double crossver so trans can run either direction round the circuit, the gradients on the line are prototypical of the actual line so the loco has to really work, and it sounds superb!!
got a few pics from the day as well as a load of videos that i have edited into a nice little feature that mr shooter said it was ok to put on youtube....
here are the pics....
and here is the video, listen to the loco working!!
a brilliant day, poured down right at the end though!!
Posted 10 July 2011 - 10:31
Posted 10 July 2011 - 17:36
Adrian has a Hunslet diesel as well no NDM6 as these are "new". The coaches were built at Boston Lodge to FR loading gauge.
How is that for where I parked the car last time I went?
There are often days organised through the Darjeeling Society - see link in my footer.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:24
There were some comments made that the 4 A class built by Hunslet were there about the same time as the Linda, Blanche and the other. B class is an improved A class.
Emphasises what large locos these D&HR Sharp Stewarts are, considering they are 0-4-0STs. Only the Penryn 'Ladies' approach them in size.