Author Topic: Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway  (Read 1719 times)

Steve Klare

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Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway
« on: August 17, 2013, 03:25:28 AM »
Here's a really interesting one.

The Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway was a genuine 30" gauge railway (just for you "n30" fans out there) in Staffordshire in the UK. Pretty little line with beautiful engines. It would make a great model, actually.

What's unique about it is they used tranporter wagons European Style to move small standard gauge freight cars to customers along the 8 mile route. (Not practiced anywhere else in Great Britain). As a result there were isolated standard gauge sidings scattered along way.

What's even better to me, as a fan of old films of narrow gauge trains is there's a YouTube video of them doing it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=dWZbZGGnE6E





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Re: Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 12:25:13 AM »
That was such a treat. Thanks, Steve.