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Monday, September 9, 2013

Golden Valley Railway - 17 August 2013

A visit to the Midland Railway Centre at Swanwick was planned to coincide with a model railway show there. Access was by standard gauge train from Butterley.
The 2ft gauge line leaves from the Midland Railway Centre complex and runs down the wooded Golden Valley away from the standard gauge line. The locomotive in use was the Bagnall replica 0-4-2IST built by Allen Civil.
Model railway displays in the main narrow gauge shed made a number of locomotives there less than accessible and other locomotives reportedly on site were locked away.

Bagnall replica JOAN runs around at the narrow gauge station












A 1967 Ruston LBT on display
BERRY HILL, a Ruston 20DL 

DARCY, a 1980 Baguley-Drewry with an interesting livery
A surprise exhibit in the standard gauge hall was SIR HAYDN, the Talyllyn
Railway's 2ft 3in gauge Hughes 0-4-2ST of 1878.

JOAN runs through the level crossing at the centre of the complex.
The carriages are modified underground man riding cars.


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