Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The opening date for the halt

The opening date for the halt will be Monday June 5th. The exact arrangements for the day are still in the course of preparation, so keep your eyes peeled for any press releases.

What we do know is that one of our little pet dreams will come true. We will be able to replicate the famous photograph of the 14xx slowing to a stop at the halt, with water coming out of the tank. The engine in the picture, GWR 1424, was cut up in 1964, but we have been able to find a worthy replacement in GWR 1450, the owners of which were kind enough to agree to help us out. The auto coach paired with it will be W238W, which, if we are not mistaken, is the same one as in the picture.

As a taster, here is a picture taken today of Foremarke Hall passing the halt with a regular service train.


  1. Thought it would be something along those lines. Would be nice to see No. 22 as well, but if not then 1450 and auto trailer will do nicely. Look forward to seeing the pictures as I am sort of stuck down here in Cornwall looking after Carole, my partner, on a daily basis. Thank the Lord for computers etc. Regards, Paul.

  2. it's good,to hear,that the Halt,will open on June 5th!.I,think I,commented about No 1450,and Autocoach,looking good,calling at the halt,a few weeks ago!.I'll look forward to that!. Anthony.

  3. Gutted, as I'd love to be there on 5 June but work will have to come first due to election work.
    However great idea and arrangements for day and just rewards for the team.

  4. Is there going to be a final blog shewing the halt complete?

    1. There will certainly be pictures of the opening day. If/when the Heritage Group move on to the next project, we will cover that instead.