Bure Valley Railway

30-07-2012

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We paid a quick visit to the Bure Valley Railway at Wroxham, the BVR is a 9 mile long, 15" gauge line on a former BR branch line.  The still open Norwich to Sheringham line can be seen in the background of some of these photos.

Bure Valley Railway No. 6 at Wroxham

When we got there 2-6-2 no. 6 Blickling Hall was in the station. She was built in 1994 by Winson Engineering and is based on an Indian Railway's design.

Bure Valley Railway No. 6 leaving Wroxham

No. 6 leaving Wroxham for Aylsham.

Bure Valley Railway coupling system

The line uses an unusual coupling system, basically it is based on car tow hitches.  For this size of train it seems a sensible system with a minimum of slack between vehicles.

Bure Valley Railway No. 7 at Wroxham

Next train in was hauled by No. 7 Spitfire, like No. 6 she was built in 1994 by Winson Engineering and is based on the same Indian Railway's design.

No. 7 on the turntable

No. 7 on the turntable - the driver did get out to help!

No. 7 moves off the turntable

No. 7 moving off the turntable with the old mainline signal box in the background.

No. 7 moving away from the turntable.

No.7 moving down the loop with the water tower in the background.

Class 156 unit on passing the BVR

A last one for now, a Class 156 unit passes the BVR station on a Norwich to Sheringham working.

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Photos not otherwise credited are 2012 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.