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Traction Ads - Railway For Sale

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by SpudUk, May 1, 2019.

  1. SpudUk

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    Hi Folks,

    I noticed in the latest Traction Ads that there is the possibility of a 2' line for sale as a going concern, somewhere in Southern England. For the life of me I can't think of which railway it is (unless my definition of Southern England differs from others') - anyone know?
     
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    Says profitable in the ad which might be a clue as must carry passengers? Although can't think of anything at the moment. South is a bit vague, could be South West or South East and anywhere in between.
     
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    Most likely launceston steam railway?
     
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    as I understand it , no
     
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    Fair enough. No more guesses from me then.
     
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    whilst I appreciate many would like to know , i think we need to be sensitive to the impact on lines caused by speculation .
     
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    The railway line at Burlesdon Brickworks Museum?
     
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    It depends where you are standing. To me, anything north of the Shrewsbury is Scotland, so in Halifax that "southern England" might include Leighton Buzzard (which I am sure is not for sale) . Go on Chris. Make the enquiry. We know you want your own railway.....
     
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    It's owned by a Trust, and is leaving the Brickworks, so probably not
     
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    Ha no, I really don't. I just couldn't think where it might be as I can't think of any 2' commercial operations in southern England, but I take Sidmouth's point about speculation
     
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    Hythe Pier Tramway?
     
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    There are a couple I can think of. One on a small island on the south coast.
     
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    There's another partly built on the former S & D trackbed, and another down in Devon. Plenty of candidates, we shall just have to wait and see!
     
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    I think what threw me was it was labelled as a business, rather then a trust/charity/club operation. That seemed to rule out Hayling Island etc. but as you say, wait and see
     
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    Well better to be for sale than closed down wherever it is, so long as someone actually buys it.
     
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