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3'6" Gauge in the UK

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by D6332found, May 13, 2018.

  1. MartinBall

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    As this is about narrow gauge, shouldn't it be moved to the NG section?
     
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    A certain type of GW afficionado may have views on that suggestion!
     
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    If you want to run a main line Garrett to make sense you need either a big load or a big [as in steep] hill.

    How about the Folkestone Harbour branch.

    It's more or less intact and certainly steep. You'd get full on blast going up there.

    The lower end start point would not actually have to be on the pier structure but in any case would fit with that area being for leisure. 1.5 years since I been around there the only thing I can see from google street view is at the upper end there seems to be something going on around Warren Road road bridge.

    As a tourist attraction - and it's that majority that pays heritage railways revenue way - not cranks who are a minority, already in a popular area, - it might have worked.
     
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    These guys may not appreciate that suggestion. :eek::D
    https://www.theremembranceline.org.uk/
     
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    The latest news seems more than a year old

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    There are some items mentioning the COVID inspired lockdown, so not quite a s out of date as that
     
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    Has anyone considered Jersey? The Jersey Railway was 3' 6" (it was originally built to standard gauge, but was reguaged in the 1880s).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Railway
    There was a proposal to build a 2ft gauge line nearly 10 years ago: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-16466912 , so I can't see why a new proposal accomodating the original gauge couldn't be drawn up. Besides, one of the original locomotives still survives in South Africa: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/jersey/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9162000/9162647.stm#:~:text=But what has been described,metal thieves in the country.&text=Jersey's Pallot Steam Museum could,if the enthusiasm was there.
     
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    We walked the line - it was an official walk - when we were over there on holiday. More years ago than I will admit to.
     
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