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Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by David R, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. David R

    David R Well-Known Member

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    Great, they have the agreement to proceed at long last!

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    Bumping this thread in the hope that someone can give an update on this railway close to my childhood home.....

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    Would like to visit for first time in 2020.
    Their website (like a lot of small railways) has not been updated but on facebook they put "We are now closed until March next year, apart from our pre booked Santa specials. We would like to thank everyone who visited this year. This year has been our most successful year to date. Next year steam will return to Kempton and we hope to see you all again in March."
    The privately owned steam loco has been away for 2 years getting an overhaul.
    On facebook there are some photos of the track now under the a316 and over the aquaduct. In 2020 they have a good chance of laying a long section of track over the historical route, which unusually in greater London/Surrey does not seem to have any planning permission issues, but might be while till they get any safety issues sorted before opening to the public?.
    The Hampshire NR society made a good donation of various items.
    In the long term guess they will want to get a new build of one of the origanal locos?
    Overall looks like the railway is doing well.
     
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    I believe that an individual is considering a new build of one of the original engines. At on of the Big Engine steaming w/es he had a show of drawings etc.
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    Bad news will not reopen on 21st
    Good news
    Hampton Kempton Waterworks Railway (HKWR)has secured a grant to build a Coach Shed to house and maintain their 1903 locomotive and other heritage rolling stock. The project is part of a major £1.8 million fundraising scheme to restore the original industrial railway that ran from the Thames at Hampton to Kempton Waterworks pumping stations that played such a vital part in suppling clean drinking water to London in the early 20th century.
     
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    Sounds great - what's the design of the shed?
     

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