THE 10¼in-gauge South Downs Light Railway run trains every 15 minutes, 11.00 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 15.30 on Saturdays, Sundays, bank holidays and Wednesdays in school holidays, March to September.
There are two annual enthusiast events – the steam gala on May 25-27 and visiting locos weekend, September 28-29. A new website can be found at: www.south-downs-railway.com
The railway is based at Pulborough Garden Centre, West Sussex and is noted for its fine fleet of steam locos. These include Exmoor Steam Railway (ESR) 0-4-2Ts Pulborough and Peggy. It also has 0-4-2 diesel-hydraulic Arun (ESR 347 of 7.2016), powered by a 24hp Kubota engine. It is fitted with air-brake controls and a track sander to help climb the railway’s steep gradient in wet weather. It is seen on March 2.
Read more News and Features in the May 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now! Click here to get yours.
Get rail news straight to your inboxEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
About the Author
- Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway going from strength to strength - 16th January 2020
- Caledonian Sleeper train has a number of major shortcomings - 8th January 2020
- From the archive: Restoring an armoured Simplex - 8th January 2020