Wells & Walshingham Light Rlwy


On September 10, 2019 I took a trip on the Wells & Walshingham Light Railway.

It claims to be the World's Smallest Public Railway.  

It's laid on part of the Wymondham to Wells branch line.   

I'd seen it on a BBC TV property program and the point made was that the narrow guage rails were actually used in WWI for supplies to troops at the Somme.
As I rode on the train, I couldn't help but think that my grandad who took part in the battle may have seen some of the rails I was using.

The locomotive was "Norfolk Heroine" named after Edith Cavell
  There are things for teh kids bty lineside e.g. elf's hut
or fairy mushrooms A game bird flees from the train....
Given the earlier use of the track, lineside poppies were evocative Most of the track is straight, but.........
A previous intermediate station Many bridges on the line
At Wighton, some of the original platform still exists
  Destination is Walsingham
Where the locomotive uses headshunt and run-round loop.  to take the train back
Back at Wells is the signal box............... .....................other trains....................
........and carriages, some awaiting renovation, and some in good shape.

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