Category Archives: Bryandale Railway

Riding the line

The battery railcar recently undertook a trip up and down the line with on-board video camera. The purpose was to check for track defects that had been missed by the maintenance gangs during the recent renovation. Well that’s my story … Continue reading

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Operational again

Some exceptionally good weather over the Easter weekend has seen a final push to get the Bryandale Railway operational again. The end of last week was used to construct the third incarnation of Macintosh Bridge, which is now in place … Continue reading

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News from the great outdoors…

April 2019 – and the Bryandale Railway is re-awakening. The big target is 2nd June, which is the town’s Open Gardens day, for which steam trains have been requested. It’s about 18 months since trains last ran, and at last … Continue reading

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Winter running on the Bryandale Railway

A neighbour’s request for trains to run so her grandson could see them rapidly grew into a long petition of locals wanting the same thing. So I agreed to a relatively rare winter outing for the Bryandale Railway to coincide with … Continue reading

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Bryandale Railway on tour 2016

Last week, the Bryandale Railway paid its bi-annual visit to Andrew Crookell’s line, which just gets better and better. There is still a lot to be done but it is turning into a real trail-blazer for what modelling can be … Continue reading

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Super Steam Sunday 2015

The Bryandale Railway Open Day 2015 – the first for several years – was a great success, with a lovely, warm day and something in excess of 1000 people passing the line – thanks to the village’s open gardens event … Continue reading

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News from the Bryandale Railway

It’s been quite a while since the last update on the B.R. There has been a rolling programme of repairs and upgrades going on intermittently for several months, the primary purpose being to have the line ready for the village’s … Continue reading

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Russell Returns

Just a few weeks after the original returned to steam on the Welsh Highland Railway, the Bryandale’s Russell also returned to traffic today, some three years after her last run. Despite being a little stiff in the joints, she managed … Continue reading

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Red Letter Day

The last day of the summer holidays, before the new school year starts tomorrow. Six months since the restoration of the Bryandale Railway began. A final flurry of P.W. work this morning finally closed the gap that reconnected Queen’s Forest … Continue reading

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(Don’t) spare the rod…

The past couple of weeks have been fairly quiet, partly due to annual holiday and partly the poor weather. More downpours today put paid to any hopes of preparatory clearance for phase three of the restoration project (which had been … Continue reading

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