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Southwold Railway

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Bar Side, May 7, 2012.

  1. Johann Marsbar

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    Halesworth is a rather different place to Southwold and they seem to be more interested in attracting visitors to the Town rather than trying to keep the Proletariat out.
    The excavation work at the site of the loco shed and other works there highlight this different attitude.
     
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    That's very good to hear. I almost wish they could move the whole Steamworks site from Southwold to Halesworth.
     
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    Being able to establish a significant presence in Southwold enables them to show some of the doubters that they are capable of doing things - something they have already proved in under 2 years. They also appear to be getting a number of visitors as well, including, one assumes, a fair proportion of "locals".
    I can't instantly think of a suitable site by the trackbed at the Halesworth end for any similar undertaking - particularly as they appear to have ruled out developing the former engine shed site as part of the operating line. Shame this didn't all happen 40+ years ago when the area next to the BR station was still undeveloped, rather than the roads and housing it is today.
    Haven't visited the Steamworks site since early last year, but the big drawback in getting to it by car is the "road" that runs down to it, which has seen rather better days (Potholes R Us.....)
     
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    Southwold unfortunately does seem to have become Notting Hill on Sea :(
     
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    Cant seem to find any recent updates regarding 'Scaldwell' on the website. Great to see progress with the Steamworks site though
     
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    I still think that is the most ironic/inappropriate name for a steam engine. Ever. :D
     
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