Archive for May 30th, 2008

Field Trip

I went to my parents local Station in Bedale the other day, just to see what was there. The line is currently seeing services between Leeming and Redmire on Tuesdays and Weekends run by the Wensleydale Railway Company, who aim to reopen it from Northallerton on the East coast Main line to the Settle and Carlisle at Garsdale.

NER Signal Box on the Crossing

View from the platform, the edge curves away from the track along the old loading bay

Station buildings from the platform

Station from the road side

Thing is, I’ve had an idea about a ‘might have been’ narrow gauge model since I first saw the place: I could just imagine it with a couple of sidings, raised trackbed in the station and a narrow gauge block freight rumbling over the crossing, perhaps double headed by freightliner liveried narrow gauge locomotives…

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