The Branch Line Society


Ketton Osprey Explorer - 1st July 2018

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1959 1" map with the Ketton Cement Works branch (now rather longer than then although the quarry section is no more). Stamford is off to the right with Oakham left. Ketton & Collyweston station closed from 6 Jun 1966.

Train with BLS and PLEG headboards.<br>[&copy; Kev Adlam 2018]

Another enhancement, compared with our 2015 Ketton event, was this steam hauled peripatetic miniature railway, to the delight of the miniature men.<br>[&copy; Willliam Ramsden 2018]

Another view of the steam hauled peripatetic miniature railway.<br>[© Willliam Ramsden 2018]

The temporary platform; specifications by Kev Adlam.<br>[© Willliam Ramsden 2018]

Trip mileage

The very smart RSS 08580 at the very end of the Ketton branch.<br>[&copy; Kev Adlam 2018]

the train in the Maintenance siding.<br>[&copy; Kev Adlam 2018]

08580 with Ketton No3 steam loco<br>[&copy; Kev Adlam 2018]

The 'Saturday Team', volunteers for the public steam runs on Sat 30 Jun.<br>[&copy; Kev Adlam 2018]

Some local Ketton Ospreys pictured on the day of our tours by a participant.<br>[&copy; Tevor Cockram 2018]

Ketton track layout with thanks to Martyn Brailsford; the continuous red (black in BLN) lines are those covered by all four of our tours - basically everything! The NR boundary (top right) is just 6ch from the Oakham - Stamford line, 2¼ miles southwest of the latter. Distances on the map are given in miles and chains and are approximate.