Monday, 26 March 2012

First Garden Run in 2012...

Hi everyone. This afternoon I had the chance to have a quick run with my 00 gauge Garden Railway: known as the Sutherland Steam Railway. The garden railway began in April 2005, and the first section opened that June. The line was extended in August 2006 and has been edited a few times since. A turntable was added, as was a passing loop and the line has even been re-routed at one time or another. Today was the first time that the line has operated in 2012. I simply haven't had the time to run it yet. I do however hope to have various chances to operate the 00 gauge line as the year goes on. There was a single train in operation today: a lengthy freight hauled by Small Prairie No4560. The locomotive is spotted on the 2006-extension route, approaching Sutherland from the West...
Below, the locomotive climbs Ashford Bank and slips past the camera...

4560 is a Bachmann Product, modelled on the 45xx Class GWR Small Prairie Tank. The engine did various laps of the track with her freight before retiring to the storage shed for the night. As I say, I hope to run the railway a few more times this year. Thanks for reading folks. Sam...

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