Saturday, 31 July 2010

Tinker's Park Railway Gala

We decided to brave the drizzle and head over to Hadlow Down, deep into East Sussex, to the Railway Gala at Tinker's Park. I've never been here before but it sounded like a good day out with the kids, and Grandparents too in this case.

The highlight is the "Great Bush Railway" - a 2' gauge line that runs around a field, this was running a passenger service with a couple of quaint home-built coaches, and hauled alternately by a quarry Hunslet (built in 2005!) and an Orenstein & Koppel. In addition there was a miniture railway (5" gauge I think) giving rides, some traction engines, and a selection of fairground organs. The workshops were hosting a model railway show with some familiar faces too!

Despite the damp weather everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, so a good day out!


Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed it!
Jon Taylor (Head of Great Bush Railway.)

Anonymous said...

The "quaint homebuilt " 4 wheel coaches were originally from The Hayling Island railway built in 1995/6,and when they upgraded their coaches to larger bogie stock,they were aquired by the Great Bush Railway, expand our coaching stock,we now have 3 of them..a 4th I believe went to the Old Kiln railway in Surrey.

Regards Trevor Hendrick ..Great Bush Railway.