Monday, 25 August 2014

Over at the mainline station

    Over at Thornham's mainline station a busy day is just about to start. On platform 1 we have the electric mainline train towards London, platform 2 has a freight heading through, while on the right hand side, platform 3, is the local steam hauled train.
     The platforms look a bit quiet at the moment but with two trains coming in at almost the same time, and the morning rush hour just about to begin, it won't look like this for very long.

     While the commuters aren't quite up and about yet, both the newspaper stand on the station and the row of shops opposite all look like they are getting ready to start their working days.

Until next time. thanks for reading.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Firing up the engines

     This blog is going to be a story about a railway of at least two halves. A rural industrial narrow gauge line coming to terms with a changing world, and the standard gauge line it connects to. The railways are set in the early to mid-1960's somewhere in Kent, probably on the north coast of the county and are a joint venture between my Dad and I, with his main focus on the standard and mine on the narrow, although we both do work and have interests in both.
     I'm not going to go into too much detail on this first post, the next one will probably be all about the layout plan and a detailed description, for now I am just going to post some pretty pictures at the start of Thornham Bay Light Railway's working day, with the two mainstay engines in the shed and then starting passenger train duties.

009 oo9 gem vari-kit loco engine

009 oo9 gem vari-kit loco engine

Until next time, Thanks for reading.