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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gartrell and Toddington - 25 August 2013

A visit to the Gartrell Light Railway in Somerset is always charming. This line has some of the characteristics of a scaled-down standard gauge line rather than of the traditional narrow gauge. The steam locomotives owe something to Bagnall and Groudle Glen. The weather wasn't the best and only the one steam locomotive was in operation.

A reconstructed Severn-Lamb bogie diesel has a BR look about it.
MR.G, built in 1998, appears to be an 0-4-2T version of the
Groudle Glen Bagnalls

No.5 ALISON, a 1983 Alan Keef diesel
A nice job done with one of the ubiquitous ex-Trecwn vans

Heading up from the overpass.
The carriages are in Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway blue livery.
Heading northwards on the SDJR towards Bath.

I had called in at Toddington the day before but the steam locomotive was not in use due to crew shortage, so I decided to return to see the their Brigadelok in service today.
Arriving at the station - built for the German Army in 1918

Running around
Another selection of ex-Trecwn stock

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