A new set of quality Southwold Railway pens is now available at the shop. These retractable pens come in 5 metallic colour finishes (black, blue, red, purple and green) and feature a ‘Sharpie’ outline loco with commemorative detailing. They are available online at just £2.00 each, or a set of one of each colour for £8.00. Additionally, [...]
The Trust is very pleased to announce that we have secured the long-term loan of Motor Rail diesel locomotive 105H006, by kind agreement of the owner, Peter Nicholson. The only extant example of its class, this very rare three foot gauge locomotive will be ideal for construction trains, permanent way work, shunting, and staff training, at [...]
The Wenhaston Environmental Volunteers have continued to clear the original trackbed on Trust land. Brambles, both alive and dead, nettles, and scrub dead saplings (mainly elm) are being removed, initially to provide a path for members’ access and accurate survey. By lunchtime on Sunday November 17th, when rain stopped work, the team had reached a point over [...]
A more than usually hard job – two and a half hours of ivy hacking – to unearth a donated 3 yard length of original Southwold Railway rail, which used to hold up a Wenhaston resident’s washing line.
John Ridgway and James Hewett absented themselves from rolling stock work at the SRT workshop for this: you can’t [...]
Our Southwold Railway Bus Tours – aboard the splendid 1950s coach OLIVE – have proved so popular that we have decided to add two more trips in September to cope with the demand! Please ring John Bennett on 01502 724340 for tickets prices and availability on the tours on September 12th and 26th. These tours tie [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]