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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Steam Trains on the Mountsorrel Railway

April 27th and 28th saw demonstration steam trains run along the Mountsorrel Railway as part of a GCR gala for the first time.

Port of Par tank engines Alfred and Judy, on loan to the GCR from the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, spent the two days running trains along the line with the three restored Mountsorrel Granite Company wagons.

 As restoration of the line is not quite complete, trains only operated over the first ¼ of a mile to the farm track accommodation crossing. The steep 1:61 gradients on the branch line certainly put the little engines to the test as you can see on the Youtube film below!

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