On Sunday 26th May Rev. Simon Pitcher will be leading a Sole Bay team parish walk from St. Edmund’s Southwold to Holy Trinity Blythburgh, via St. Andrew’s Walberswick, leaving St. Edmund’s at 1pm and following the Southwold Railway trackbed as far as possible.
The reason for the walk is to tie in with the Rrgationtide tradition of”beating [...]
The Southwold Railway was a narrow gauge railway plying between Halesworth and Southwold from 1879 to 1929. It’s not restored yet (although we’re working on it!) but we can take you on an entertaining and instructive all-day tour on an historic 1950s bus – “Olive” – to see what’s left of the Southwold Railway; including surviving trackbed [...]
Trust member Richard Stone has recently taken ownership of a Roundhouse Mildred class live steam locomotive – a generic model of no particular prototype sized to work well and look acceptable in the garden railway scales. If you ignore what’s going on below foot plate level there is more than a passing resemblance to a Southwold [...]
First wagon to run on SR track since 1929!
We continue to be highly safety-conscious, and keeping on top of our PAT testing and recording is an ongoing task. A very useful wooden step ladder (immediately pressed into use for tram body cleaning), and a socket set, were donated to the workshop. The Trust promotional stand [...]
The Southwold Railway Trust is naturally disappointed that Suffolk Coastal’s planning committee refused the application for a Southwold Railway Heritage Centre at Wenhaston last Wednesday, 5th December. However, we are much encouraged by the close vote – 5 to 3 – and also the emergence during the committee discussion that there was enthusiasm [...]
Well, the October deadline has passed and we are currently told it will be a few more weeks. Nothing much else we can do [...]
Suffolk Coastal District Council have deferred the planning decision date once again - the latest date is October 10th. Glad they’re doing the job thoroughly! Let’s hope for a positive outcome for us. Their website doesn’t make it easy to register comments, so the best way is still an email to email@example.com quoting application number 12/0689 (Southwold [...]
This season’s jam is in the Southwold Railway Shop now and selling fast! Blackberry & Apple, Rowan & Apple, Blackcurrant and Rhubarb & Ginger. If you fancy something different, try Passion Fruit, Quince & Apple – [...]
While we still await the outcome of our planning application we have now introduced an online facility to enable sponsors to help us acquire the monies need to purchase the Wenhaston station site. Just visit the “22 Club” pages to see the current total and follow the link at the foot of the page to make [...]
These special philatelists collectors’ items are now available from our online Shop. The 24 full colour perforated and gummed stamps featuring 4 different designs. PLEASE NOTE: if used on postal items FULL current Royal Mail postage stamps will need to be affixed too.
Royal Mail postal charges are due to rise in May 2012, and the stamps may [...]