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The 10th Anniversary of Green Dene (Works) Railway

The 10th Anniversary of Green Dene (Works) Railway

Few people get to realise their childhood dream and fewer still at the age of 86, but this is what happened to me, Bob Symes. I have always loved and been involved with railways and this film shows the culmination of 10 years work to design and build mu own garden railway. Many friends and acquaintances have been involved along the way from surveying the track to building my unique locomotives, a GWR railcar and a 14XX. Without the help of all of these people Green Dene ( Works) Railway would never have come to fruition.

Early photos have been found, featuring the purchasing of the first engine (2000) and track laying (2001), plus video footage (4:3) from 2003. In 2004 the railcar arrived and the camera’s were here to capture the first run. Station & signal box construction took place in 2005. 2006 saw the bells installed from the signal box to the carriage shed. In 2007 the 14XX was commissioned. The Oakhill Manor coaches run on the line in 2008 & in 2009 the waiting room on the down platform was in place. 2010 saw the arrival of the latest addition to the fleet. The 14XX. This film gives some insight into the challenges involved in building a garden railway.

Total Running Time 62 minutes.



The 10th anniversary of Green Dene (Works) Railway