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West Midlands Branch

Visit to Beeches Light Railway

On 9th August, the Branch, by kind invitation of Adrian Shooter, made a visit to his Beeches Light Railway for a sumptuous pig roast buffet and trips over the 2’ gauge line with all three forms of traction in use. Working with two replica Darjeeling and Himalaya coaches was 19B 0-4-0WTT (SS 3518 of 1888), 4wDM (HU 38384 of 1930, and the Ford model T style railcar. Located in the small shed was “Major Gerald Scott” 4wDM MR 21619 of 1957 whilst the larger shed housed “Colonel Frederick Wylie” 4wDH HE 9349 of 1994 rebuilt AK 2004 and post office subway car No 37. Amongst the varied stock and in the larger shed was a replica bogie coach to American style built by the FR in 2004. The day was blessed with excellent weather which provided ideal conditions for photography and made a fine day for all.

last updated: 14/08/15