Now the fields have dried and the sticky clay mud has turned to solid clay concrete I thought I'd walk down to the Mid Suffolk Light Railway to see if any work had been done to EXTEND THE LINE
It was Easter Saturday, a beautiful blue sky day
Here are the buffers where the line will end. But it all looks the same as early last year, nothing has been done in the mean time. It's awaiting sleepers and rails and fences
In the 1940's when the railway ran from Haughley Junction to Laxfield this gate would have been for farmers crossing the track from field to field. There is another further down the track and they will be restored later.
The little steam engines would have puffed up this slope from Brockford Halt, and they will again sometime.
Below are some of the old carriages in storage at the station, this is as far as it's possible to walk to at the moment.
Here it looked like someone had started to dig a grave! but I decided the big oblong box sitting on a picnic table is to be dropped in the hole and filled with concrete to make a firm footing for one side of a bridge..................
And then I turned round and walked back up the hill and home.
More about the history of this railway which never made any money, went bankrupt and closed in 1952 can be seen HERE
With two of their main visitor events already cancelled and another postponed it seems unlikely any more funds will be raised for work on the extension this year.