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Author Topic: Battlefield Line preserved railway pictures Market Bosworth Station 16/07/11  (Read 5178 times)

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Hi Guys

Yesterday afternoon I went to the Battlefield Line Railway at Market Bosworth. The station is normally closed to the public however they had a special event on yesterday so I was able to get some rarish pictures. I was also lucky that I befriended the station caretaker whom got me access to the track to get some up-close pictures and in the signal box where a had a good photo perch. I will post all the pictures I took. There are various rolling stocks and shunters in the station and the running loco yestrday was the steamer 'Mayflower' in LNER Apple Green livery.










































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Some more pictures:









and finally we found this young blackbird in our garden. He had tried to fly the nest but landed rough and unfortunately broke his wing. Luckily we took him in for the night feeding him some worms i dug up and some wildbird seed. We took him to the local RSPCA centre the next day where they took him in and will nurse him back to health before letting him back to the wild. Im sure he'll be fine. He is pictured sitting on my wife's hand. He became that friendly that he cried out if either of us left the room. We called him Charlie.



Finally I enclose the website for the Battlefield Line for your inerest: Well worth a visit as they have some unique traction and a very friendly staff base.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/candj_simmons/


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Owl729 thanks for posting, rescued a thrush myself the other day flew straight into closed window, she had a bit of a sore head but after a couple of hours in the warm she recovered, now she wont move away from the garden we have a friend for life.

I'd be interested in a close up photo of the milk wagon if you have one, for my creamery train.

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Great pics, Owl.
By heck, but someone's got their work cut out with all that rolling stock!!

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Great set of photos Owl and some great little shunters in the lineup, I cannot for the life of me understand why they don't cover rusting locomotives with tarps in an effort to stop them from being destroyed by the weather, thankfully some railways do and the tarps as a cheap as chips. ???
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Really clear pictures, thanks for sharing them.  A shame to see the Class 03 with so much missing - but hopefully they're working on it. :)

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Covering them with tarpaulins is the worst thing they could do. Condensation would form inside and they would rust away in no time. Any railway that does this should get a new set of volunteers that know what they are doing.

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Obviously the climate is different back home as here in Oz anything that is out in the weather gets covered by a tarp, both for protection from the sun and also the rain, I would have thought that air circulation from under the edges of a tarp would have taken care of condensation, maybe not. ???
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Nice shot of the Mayflower nameplate - thanks just what I needed as I've got to make a pair of those this week !
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Owl729 thanks for posting, rescued a thrush myself the other day flew straight into closed window, she had a bit of a sore head but after a couple of hours in the warm she recovered, now she wont move away from the garden we have a friend for life.

I'd be interested in a close up photo of the milk wagon if you have one, for my creamery train.

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Regarding the Milk wagon, I dont have any further pictures, but im planning to go back soon so I will make certain that I get a few close up's for you :thumbsup: :camera:


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Thanks very much Owl thats very kind of you.
Paul
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Read yesterday in Heritage Railway that the station was reopened to the public :thumbsup: after repairs caused by vandals. (mongrels) :thumbsdown:
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Read yesterday in Heritage Railway that the station was reopened to the public :thumbsup: after repairs caused by vandals. (mongrels) :thumbsdown:

Good news indeed. To my mind vandals should be given over to the Vizigoths for some 'treatment' >:(

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Unfortunately Vandal damage is very common these days on railways in general. You can actually see some of the damage on some of the shunters, with various windows smashed (see my pictures)

Such a shame as the small profits some railways make have to be spent on repairs rather than improving the railways. Any one caught vandlising should be made to repair the damage at their own expense and do some community service on the railways, so that they can see the error of their ways and hopefully become educated of the good preserved railway lines do.


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Re: Battlefield Line preserved railway pictures Market Bosworth Station 16/07/11
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2011, 04:29:06 PM »
I was at the Battlefield Line Railway on this day, it was a beer festival. They had a DMU running as well as the B1 Mayflower which I have some footage from that day here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsCvCVS7TF8


Other footage of the B1 Mayflower at the Battlefield Railway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fwVuXArCHI


Another couple of videos that may interest you also at the Battlefield Line Railway:
GWR 2885 Class No.3803 (2-8-0)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQrlKp23nfA


GWR Prairie Tank No.5542 (2-6-2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJGvC90Fm9o


Hope you enjoy the videos.

 

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