The Gartell Light Railway is situated near Templecombe in Somerset, the 2' gauge line is partly laid on the course of the old and much missed Somerset & Dorset Railway.
To start a view of the depot at Common Lane station. A spare diesel loco on shed and bottom right what I assume is turntable
Looking the other way from the bridge over the station with a diesel hauled train waiting to leave platform 2 with the signal box and behind that the carp park which was partly in use for the Gartell Steam Fair
The steam loco arriving at Common Lane, No.9 Jean is an 0-4-0 tender tank engine, built at the railway she entered service in 2009. By chance two of my one time colleagues as guards on the West Somerset Railway are leaning on the fence watching her arrive.
Another view of Jean hiding behind the rear of another train by the Signal box. In between the Gartell Steam Fair and some heavy showers I didn't get as many photos as I could have of her this time but I'll be back there soon.
Jean leaving Common Lane station.
B-B diesel No 1 Amanda in the course of running round. No. 1 was working a "short" service to Park Lane while No 9 and diesel No. 2 Andrew were top and tailing a whole line service.
No 1 passing the stationary engine section of the show.
No 1 at Pinesway Junction behind part of the showground. The line is fully signalled using a mixture of upper and lower quadrant semaphores and colour lights.
No 1 again, this time about to shunt her train across to platform 2 which is used for all departures. No 1 is ex Southend pier, she is fitted with a Perkins engine and hydraulic transmission.
After setting back towards the depot she then came back into the departure platform.
Last one for now, No 1 awaiting departure for Park Lane.
Visit our Travel Centre for train and ferry times and tickets.
This site was last updated 30-07-2012
Photos not otherwise credited are ©2012 S G J Huddy. Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.