Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Leighton Buzzard Light Railway - Bedfordshire

Even before Harry Potter and his Hogwarts Express there has been a long interest in the railways of yesteryear, when children stood on railway bridges or on platforms, taking note of the engine number or name of every passing train. The advent of diesels and electric took away the individuality of the engines, with many looking alike, apart from the nomenclature.

The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway is narrow gauge, and runs for just three miles, but there has been an interesting build up of old railway stock and the venue is very popular.

Built in 1919, just after the WW1, the railway was constructed to carry sand & gravel from local pits to the construction industry. That lasted until the 1960s. Faced with the closure of this little railway, local volunteers banded together, saved what was there, and then expanded the stock to the point it is at today.

Leighton Buzzard Light Railway


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