Our Trains in Action
This page gives views of trains on various sections of the track.
1. The first test run on the newly laid track. Note that at this time the lawn was still in place and the breeze blocks are still visible.
2. The first train to come out of the sidings. These were constructed with the help of Jack, our (at the time) 10 year old grandson.
3. A train crossing the viaduct with the shrubbery giving a very colourful background. The only problem is that the shrubs have grown since this picture was taken and they need cutting back quite frequently.
5. The first train on the completed trackwork. The lawn has now been replaced by six tons of stone. The track still has to be ballasted.
6. Our First Steam Engine, Lady Anne from Roundhouse hauling the three coach train. All the coaches are from IP Engineering. Their individual photographs under Rolling Stock at pictures 4, 7 and 10.
7. Lady Anne again, this time with a rake of all our goods wagons. Photographs of the individual wagons can be seen under Rolling Stock at pictures 2, 12, 5, 6, 11 and 3.
8. Lady Anne in full steam running 'light engine' at the back of the pub. The photograph was taken by our elder son whilst I was 'driving'.
9. A full load of timber. It required the combined efforts of two locomotives to haul this load even though the gradients are not too steep.
10. Two trains waiting to depart from the sidings. A passenger train in the background and a ballast train (with workmen's coach) in the foreground.
12. A passenger train crossing the viaduct hauled by Buadaity. The coaching stock is a mixture of IP and Brandbright kits in the new livery.