(All pics copyright John Penny)
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This Sunday (27 September 2015) is the penultimate day of this season for the Gartell Railway - 21 years of operations!
If you haven't been to this fantastic and recently extended 2 foot gauge line with a distinct S&D feel you really should try and get along! With none of the commercialism and crowds of your typical heritage line it is an absolute joy to visit. And the weather is looking good too!
More info (from Wikipedia)
he Gartell Light Railway is a privately run narrow gauge edutainment railway located at Yenston, south of Templecombe, in Somerset, England. It operates a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway running for 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km), partly along the track of the old Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.The railway has 4 stations - Common Lane, Pinesway Junction, Park Lane and Tower View. The railway is controlled using a comprehensive signalling system operated from two signalboxes - Common lane and Pinesway Junction. Both signalboxes control a mix of semaphore and colour light signals with mechanically operated points. The railway is open to the public on selected dates through the year when it normally operates an intensive 3 train operation with departures from Common Lane station every 20 minutes through the day between 1030 and 1630.
|1||AMANDA||Gartell Light Railway||Bo-BoDH||2000||Ex Southend Pier Railway, rebuilt on the railway|
|2||ANDREW||Baguley-Drewry||4wDH||1973||3699||Acquired in 2007|
|6||Mr. G||North Dorset Locomotive Works||0-4-2T||1998||698||Newly built for the line, based on the design of W.G. Bagnall locomotive Polar Bear|