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The Leiston Expansion Goes Full Steam Ahead

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Loco Yard

imagePositive news has come out of Leiston Works Railway (LWR), who  want to reinstate the rail line from Buller Road and Main Street to then connect with the award-winning Leiston Long Shop Museum, which is the once the home to the foundries of Richard Garrett & Sons Limited. This line was abandoned in the late 1960s under the Beeching Cuts. In fact, some of the route of the line can still be found, hidden away at the back of a pub and between houses, such as a former rail crossing gate and a cast-iron post, while in the local pub, the Engineers Arms’ car park, a section of rails can be seen. Some of the setts in the road mark the original track bed

The group’s ultimate aim is to run railway vehicles drawn by horses or  hauled by steam locomotives, including the historic steam shunting locomotive Sirapite, which was used on the railway…

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