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 Posted: Sun Nov 7th, 2010 07:48 pm
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A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I had a trip on the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway in Norfolk. Yes, it's 10.25" gauge and four miles long. (the longest in the world, we're told)


We were seated I coach behind the engine going towards Walsingham and in the same coach for the return journey. We were lucky with the weather as it was cloudy but dry on the journey and started to rain as we were leaving the site.


I thought you all might like to see some pictures.













The pictures I think are self explanatory.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 7th, 2010 08:02 pm
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A few more pictures taken at Wells of a tram engine, a diesel, and a spare bogie (truck) from under one of the passenger coaches.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 8th, 2010 01:45 am
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Thanks for sharing the photos, Peter.

How about a thumbnail history about the line and the equipment.


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Herb I think the official website will give you all the information about the railway, certainly more than I can.

http://www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk

 

 



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Before we had a trip on the Wells to Wallsingham railway we took a walk along by the harbour and took these pictures from on top of the path alongside the road.

They are of a little 10 ΒΌ gauge railway that runs for about a mile to the Pinewoods Holiday Park. Howard is an 0-6-0 steam outline engine that is powered by a Perkins 3cylinder diesel engine that drives a Lindey hydraulic drive.

For more details see website.

The Official Wells Harbour Railway Website



Loco being turned at the Wells end of the run.







He then backs onto his train, couples up and sets off for the holiday park.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 21st, 2010 08:22 pm
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WONDERFUL...EXCELLENT...I need MORE! That little Garratt makes my mouth water, I am drooling all over the 'puter! 10.25" gauge...Hmmm..in my scale, I might be able to use N gauge stuff. The old mind is reeling. Thanks for this.

                                 Woodrow

Last edited on Sun Nov 21st, 2010 08:25 pm by W C Greene



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A few more pictures on this link Woody for you to drool over.



It is a superb engine I must say.



Hope this helps.



http://flickr.com/photos/timmydunn/sets/72157605124166717/





 



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