A Rural Recreation

Loco Yard

Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2016 (23)  Maunsell Q class 30541 demonstration goods freight RopleyImagine a rural world before the Internet, home deliveries, mains gasand mass car ownership. How would you get your coal to light your fire at night? Where would your newspapers come from? If you were to move house – how would you? What about all the foodstuffs grown locally – how would these be taken to market? Things like these and many others besides were answered by the railway, that transformed rural economies and ways of life.

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