© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011
We visited the 7¼" gauge
miniature railway at Weston
Park last year - the annual
steam day - and had great fun.
At the same time, I was
conscious that we hadn't seen
the Beyer-Garratt which apparently lived on the line.
But I was assured that it would run this year...
The line needs no further explanation - for more details
see last year's page "
". And the Garratt? Yes,
a magnificent locomotive. "Mount Kilimanjaro" seemed
to have little trouble with its train - just a whiff of
steam and it was away. In the meantime, two other
trains ran around the line - a double headed American-
outline consist, and a triple-headed train of UK narrow-
gauge model stock. The locomotives hauling the latter
were "Charles", clearly based on the well-known
Festiniog pair's brother; "Kanchenjunga", in the style of
the Darjeeling - Himalayan line, and "Gillian", which
looks to me like a product of the Exmoor workshops (I'm
guessing - anyone know for certain?)
the official website for the house and
last year's Rail Diaries visit
A series of clips of the Beyer-Garratt in action
Five other locomotives - the double-header
and the triple-header - in action on the Weston