The Branch Line Society
|#366||Posted on: 16 September 2019 at 21:36 by Mark Haggas||Type: Public|
Please note that E-tickets for this fixture are planned to go out on Tuesday night. We are awaiting confirmation of the final timings which are expected tomorrow.
This tour will have a different coach lettering scheme to our usual tours. Coach A is the outermost First Class coach, and Coach H is the outermost Standard Class coach behind a loco.
|#364||Posted on: 15 September 2019 at 14:39 by Paul Stewart||Type: Public|
For those that do stations and have not, the last trains call on Saturday 14th December 2019 - there is no service in the new timetable. It is to be officially 'temporarily closed'.
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|#356||Posted on: 07 September 2019 at 00:18 by Mark Haggas||Type: Public|
The Society is pleased to announce the opening of three new fixtures:
Durham Coast conducted signal box visits - Wednesday 9th October 2019
Visits to up to six signal boxes.
The Sandwich Deal - Saturday 12th October 2019
An unusual charity railtour from Ramsgate with Southeastern using a Class 375/6 third rail EMU in Kent.
The Bootle Brush - Sunday 8th December 2019
A Track & Traction tour operated by West Coast Railways (WCR) with two WCR Class 47s 'top & tail' - most unusual on the Merseyrail network.
|#355||Posted on: 07 September 2019 at 00:15 by Mark Haggas||Type: Public|
The Bow Bells - Saturday 14th September 2019
This tour has been renamed to The Breckland Freighter
Please see our Fixtures page for important details of changes to this tour.
|#348||Posted on: 28 August 2019 at 12:14 by Paul Stewart||Type: Public|
Most unusually, all day on 28th & 29th September and 5th & 6th October, trains from the Kidderminster line are turning back in Droitwich Spa Platform 1 then using the very rare trailing crossover just north of the station on departure. On the Saturdays the minimum required journey is Droitwich to Hartlebury and on Sundays Droitwich to Kidderminster. The railway is closed south of Droitwich and towards Bromsgrove.
On Sunday 6th October the move can be combined with our Ffarwelio â Phacer Cymoedd Caerdydd charity railtour (filling rapidly) with 12 hours on a Pacer for only around £5.45 per hour doing interesting track in the South Wales Valleys including Cardiff Canton Depot.
|#346||Posted on: 27 August 2019 at 18:06 by Paul Stewart||Type: Public|
The interesting Ian Allan Birmingham Book and Model Shop in Ethel Street, Birmingham B2 4BG near to New Street station (shop open 09.00 to 16.00 Mondays to Fridays; Saturdays 09.00 to 16.00; closed Sundays) sadly closes down for good on Saturday 14th September (date confirmed by phone call today). There is now 50% OFF ALL BOOKS, RAILWAY MODELS etc until then, but everything is said to be going fast! NOTE THEY ARE CLOSING AT 16.00 EACH DAY NOW. The London shop will remain open.
|#338||Posted on: 19 August 2019 at 12:23 by Paul Stewart||Type: Public|
Due to the unexpected short term availability of 4 brakevans rather than the expected three, online bookings (only) are now open again for some extra places on our railtour from 09.30 to 18.30. They will close again when it is fully booked or at 23.59 Wednesday (21st August).
|#336||Posted on: 09 August 2019 at 14:34 by Kev Adlam||Type: Public|
After a track inspection, we are sorry to advise that we cannot traverse the Down Carriage Sidings at Eastleigh
Apologies that have to delete this from the programme
|#335||Posted on: 09 August 2019 at 10:25 by Paul Stewart||Type: Public|
Next open day Bank Holiday Monday 26th August - the miniature railway is expected to run and did run on the previous open day (27th May).
|#334||Posted on: 05 August 2019 at 08:58 by Mark Haggas||Type: Public|
The Isfield Investigator - Saturday 26th October 2019
A private Society Track & Traction Event on the standard gauge Lavender Line. The Railway has been most accommodating offering a chance to travel behind (or inside!) most of their internal combustion fleet and traverse many sections of track never normally available as they are usually full of stock. A variety of motive power is anticipated.
The Eastbourne Miniature Magical Mystery (tour) - Saturday 26th October 2019
A visit to the 7¼" gauge Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway. Expected to last about 1½ hours. The Railway (public run 880yds) has offered a chance to travel over the long and rarely used (inner) P2 behind the steam locomotive in use on the day.