Photograph of the month archive 2015
There is much publicity at the moment about Edith Cavell with the 'Cavell Van' from the Kent & East Sussex Railway on display in the centre of Norwich. The above photograph was taken during a Colonel Stephens Society Members Weekend in 2011
The Colonel Stephens van at Bere Ferrers. The van was rebuilt from the chassis up after being destroyed by fire some years ago. The structure is now complete and the interior is almost finished. It will be used to display artefacts related to Colonel Stephens and his railways and is complete with a replica office of the period. The project was part funded with a donation from the ’Colonel Stephens Society’
Colin Shutt's new station building interior
CSS Members weekend in noth Devon - Group photograph at Watergate Halt on the ND&CJLR
Members Weekend based in North Devon. Sunday saw the CSS visit to Woody Bay on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway where lunch was provided and a privileged tour of the engine shed.
Members took the opportunity to travel in the newly restored vintage coached and re-enact the final stages of the ‘Railway Children’
A complete contrast to last months 'Phot of the month'. This is 'Weston Point', formally the Weston Point Light Railway, one of 'The Colonels' lesser known lines with no original photographs ( unless you know different) The Freightliner loco on is 66528 by the way. If space permits you will be able to read all about it in the next Colonel
A nice sunny day at Woody Bay on the Lynton & Barnataple Railway
A Colonel inspired layout, 'St Martins Wharf'. The layout is fictitious but the station building is based on Wrington from the Wrington Vale Light Railway which was run by the GWR - with my Ford Railmotor at the station.
This a photo taken at the East Kent 0 Gauge Group's AGM. It is a 7mm model the Rye & Camber Tramway's petrol loco and one of the carriages. Models built by Colin Smith (who helped organize the CSS meeting at Shepherdswell last year). Photo by Rob Moody of EKOGG.
Information from Ross Shimmon
In 1907 the PD&SWJR proposed extending the railway from Callington to North Hill. The route was surveyed by HF Stephens (see bottom right hand corner) but was not built when the GWR stopped work on a compeating line from Saltash. On a recent trip to the records office I photographed the whole book pf plans Bruce