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Lincs Coast LR Ashover repaint

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by 67379, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. 67379

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    One of the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway's Ashover LR Gloucester bogie carriages of 1925 nicely repainted in Ashover style. These carriages were bought for the railway in the early 1960's in poor condition after many years grounded at a football pitch in Clay Cross. They were returned to usable condition and were the mainstay of the services on the old line near Cleethorpes which provided public transport between the south end of Cleethorpes and the Fitties Camp located in the dunes to the south up until it's closure in the early 1980's. The service sometimes ran from 10am to 10pm at the height of summer. The stock now has a gentler existance on the railway's new site at Winthorpe near Skegness. The carriage pictured had lost an entire side while at Clay Cross but that pictured is the original one complete with 1925 matchboarding. The loco is LCLR Motor Rail No5, MR8874/44 newly renamed "Major J A Robins RE" after the LCLR Trust's original President. Steam loco "Jurassic" (P1008/03) is expected to return to service in 2017. Note the new Ashover inspired station building and ex-GNR seats and railings, the latter transferred from the original line. A lamp standard awaits erection. Photos: John Raby

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    Beautiful, always wanted some 16mm Ashover Coaches but hard to come by these days
     

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