Gartell Light Railway facts for kids
|Dates of operation||1990–Present|
|Track gauge||2 ft (610 mm)|
|Length||3⁄4 mile (1.2 km)|
The Gartell Light Railway is a privately run narrow gauge railway located at Yenston in the Blackmore Vale, south of Templecombe, in Somerset, England. It operates a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway running for 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km), partly along the track of the old Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The railway has 4 stations - Common Lane, Pinesway Junction, Park Lane and Tower View.
The railway is controlled using a comprehensive signalling system operated from two signalboxes - Common lane and Pinesway Junction. Both signalboxes control a mix of semaphore and colour light signals with mechanically operated points.
The railway is open to the public on selected dates through the year when it normally operates an intensive 3 train operation with departures from Common Lane station every 20 minutes through the day between 10:30 and 16:30.
The route of the GLR
- Park Lane
- Pinesway Junction
- Tower View
|1||AMANDA||Gartell Light Railway||Bo-BoDH||2000||Ex Southend Pier Railway, rebuilt on the railway|
|2||ANDREW||Baguley-Drewry||4wDH||1973||3699||Acquired in 2007|
|6||Mr. G||North Dorset Locomotive Works||0-4-2T||1998||698||Newly built for the line, based on the design of W.G. Bagnall locomotive Polar Bear|
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