West Midlands Branch

Visit to Beeches Light Railway

On 25th August a small party of members visited the Beeches Light Railway by invitation of Arian Shooter benefitting from the good weather. Adrian’s Class B Darjeeling and Himalayan Railway 19 0-4-0ST+WT (SS 3518 of 1888) hauled two well filled replica DHR coaches working hard on the steep gradients some at 1in22 and 1in 41. Hunslet 4wDH “Colonel Frederick Wylie” (HE 9349 of 1994 reb AK 2004) hauled the replica Maharajah of Baroda’s Royal Saloon also well filled on several circuits. Thanks are due to Adrian for an enjoyable day and an excellent barbecue lunch.

last updated: 09/10/18