The Fairford branch line
I have always been adamant that I wouldn’t model a GWR branch line. Perhaps there were just too many models of them about in the 1960’s and 1970’s when I was developing my taste in railways. I do, however, rather like Panniers (I have a Dapol one in London Transport red livery) and am fascinated by the GWR railcars. I have never really liked the main line 4-6-0’s like the Castle’s and King’s – heresy, I know, but I much prefer the Southern 4-6-0’s.
But I came across this website on the Fairford Branch Line, well put together by Martin Loader. It almost convinces me to build a branch line, and use some of the lovely GWR small locomotives and coaches being released in N gauge.
Fairford was one of those, not unusual, stations that was never meant to be a terminus.
The East Gloucestershire Railway had initially been conceived…
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