Watford miniature line celebrates diamond jubilee

Watford miniature line celebrates diamond jubilee

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THE 10¼in-gauge Watford Miniature Railway marked its 60th anniversary on April 27-28 with a gala event at Cassiobury Park. 

The resident locos were joined by 2-4w-2P (Shepperton Metal Products 1970), which ran on the line until the early 1990s, visiting from Vanstone Woodland Railway, Hertfordshire.

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The last train of the 60th anniversary event at Cassiobury Park on April 28 was quadruple-headed. Leading was Baldwin-style 2-6-0 Marri (Willis of Perth, Australia 1993), followed by visiting Shepperton 2-4w-2P Meteor V, Conway Castle Bo-BoDH (Fenlow 1972) and 0-6-0DH Nikki Louise (R Prime 1988, later rebuilt at Watford Miniature Railway). SIMON MULLIGAN

An exhibition of photos depicted the railway over the years and a model railway and cutting of a birthday cake was attended by the Mayor of Watford. 

A commemorative book has been published, available from the railway or via website
www.watfordrailway.co.uk, for £12.50 + £3 p&p.

Read more in the July 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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