Big boys with their big toys
Video feature: Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway
It's a train set with a difference. For a start, the engines are real, there's over half a mile of track and it's been 35-years in the making. Watch our film about the big boys and their big toys at the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway.
It all began with a passion for the golden age of steam and the challenge of bringing new life to century-old locomotives.
Since the 1970's a group of friends - a rather peculiar league of gentlemen - have met once a week to stoke, build, paint and polish. The result being firm friendship and a bewildering display of engineering and craftsmanship.
The group of about 15 men - most of them now retired - meet every Thursday and set about their labour of love, before settling down at the end of the evening in the 'mess' hut at Warren Wood station.
For much of the year, this gem remains hidden to the public but for a few Sundays every summer, the gates are thrown open. As well as more than half a mile of track winding through cool woods, there's the collection of locos in the engine shed, traction engines, old cars and vans.
Opening Dates for 2007:
For location and prices, take a look at the B&W LR website.
last updated: 01/05/2008 at 10:55