Hughley Light Railway has now been sold; it is hoped that it will reappear in Leicestershire in the future.
The 12 1/4″ gauge private railway was commenced in 1990. The track work is of 9lb/yard EN8 flat bottomed steel rail on ex BR sleepers, sawn to 3” x 3” x 18” at 12” centres and set in 10mm granite ballast. All joints are parallel with built-in expansion capability. The total track length of 2 and a quarter miles incorporates ten sets of weight-biased points allowing for re-routing and extended non-return running. As with the track work the 2 locomotives and rolling stock have been built by the owners to a proportional quarter full-size scale.
Locomotive 1: BR Class 37 outlined Co-Co diesel/hydraulic locomotive – ENDURANCE
Locomotive 2: BR shunter outlined 0-6-0 petrol/mechanical locomotive – TENACITY
Unique articulated HLR Pullman Coach original structure designed by Robert Whiteley. The coach consists of five, ten foot long articulated segments. The coachwork of each segment is identical except for the two end compartments which have wheelchair access facilities.
There is a lot more which has been left out. The owners are prepared to separate items to ensure the railway is sold. No reasonable offers will be refused. Please contact Mr David Perriton or Mrs Janet Perriton, telphone 01746 785485.