Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Monday, October 03, 2011
swiss style east anglia
This is great - if very short! Classic film of the amazing Wisbech and Upwell Tramway, a rural diesel worked freight tramway in East Anglia that survived until 1966 and wasn't lifted until 1970. How did this one escape the preservationists?
This may of course well become the model for future light railways serving smaller towns and villages (though steam or electrically driven of course), and as the roads empty the 'conflict' that the road dinosaurs used to bring up will quickly vanish. The rural tram will soon become a very familiar sight throughout the UK.