The Branch Line Society


Great Bulkington Railway
Friday 26th December 2014

With thanks to member Alan Absolom, a select group participated in our first ever Christmas fixture prior to the railway's annual Boxing Day fund-raising afternoon for Macmillan Cancer Support. This is attended by most of the village and even featured on Radio Wiltshire. Our Christmas 'party' was given several exhilarating runs of the 1,000ft line round a large private garden and, after getting 'the feathers' the rare Bulkington Halt loop (specially cleared of stock) platform using a battery powered 'Class 20' with a sound chip. A class 08, 45 and GWR pannier were seen in the shed/workshop. Members then enjoyed seasonal refreshments with superb hot local Wiltshire sausages and were pleased to make a £40 donation. Next public running is Easter Monday 6 April from 13.00, pre-booking is not required. The railway is adjacent to Bulkington Village Hall on the corner of Mill Lane and High St., SN10 1SW, (ST 946584).