Beeches Light Railway moving to new site

Adrian Shooter has announced his Beeches Light Railway will close permanently in May after 15 years of operation.

Adrian Shooter’s DHR ‘B’ class 0-4-0ST No. 778 posed on July 1, 2018, next to Series 1 Land Rover (reg SNX891), the survivor of two vehicles which took part in the Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition from London to Singapore in 1955.  CHRIS MILNER

Mr Shooter’s railway is a private line of nearly a mile in length, which operated in a figure of eight circuit around his house and grounds at Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire. 

The main motive power was Sharp, Stewart ‘B’ class 0-4-0ST No. 778 from the famous Indian Darjeeling Himalayan Railway line, along with two DHR carriages. 

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A replica DHR station, named Rinkingpong Road, has been built in the centre of the line. 

Read more in the March 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine – on sale now!

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