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Friday, July 30, 2010
the 'milkie' reborn!
(Photos courtesy John Penny)
These photos were taken last Saturday when the Gartell Railway ran a re-creation of 'the Milkie' which used to pass Common Lane at 3.30 every afternoon on its way to Bailey Gate. Tank engine, two coaches and the tanker! It has been John Gartell's ambition for years to do this, so do it - at last - he did. Shot one is in the station ready to leave and shot two a better view of the rear showing the tank of course, as it climbs away from Common Lane station. I've no idea when this service actually finished. Can anyone help here?
It's great to see the Gartell - currently the only operational railway on the S&D - respecting the fascinating history of the original line. The fact it's all on the two foot gauge makes it even more fun! Do try to visit the GLR when you get the chance - it's a real treat!