June ’23 meeting at the Shearstream Light Railway

Our second June visit, on an incredible warm and sunny day, was to the Shearstream Light Railway – with its two independent circuits on different levels, joined by impressively engineered and steeply graded tracks, plus a further line down to a lower terminus – and a reversing loop at the top to allow out and back running. While the complexity of the line provided quite a challenge to the overheated operators, the clever design ensured there was capacity for four or five trains to run simultaneously – provided we took care on the two-way linking lines! This extensive activity certainly gave us an appetite for the delightful lunchtime spread, after which we even managed to make an excursion to the coast path to rest our brains and appreciate some local scenery.

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