Exbury, Purbeck, Hythe Pier, MR 4


Our fourth issue, and in many ways, the one that brought us the most publicity. It was packed with information on a whole variety of railways, and it was quite good too!


Hythe Pier
The two-foot gauge railway along Hythe pier has run almost continuously for over a century.

Exbury Steam Railway
Not so far away, at Exbury in the New Forest, is one of the newest 12.25″ miniature railways, installed in Exbury Gardens in 2000. It runs today for the entertainment of visitors, providing transport around the gardens for the less able.

Purbeck Railway
One of the select group of school railways, the line at Purbeck School in Dorset was evicted from the grounds a few years ago, leaving only a few articles like this one

And lots, lots more, including the fourth instalment on our own garden railway project, started in 2006 when the magazine was launched, plus memories of growing up amongst the pre-war miniature railways and a look at Dodding’s Farm, the watercress farm served by the last remaining 18-inch gauge line in the UK, and the continuing saga of building our own steam locomotive, a Maxitrak Opal.

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