Christmas present for Bramley Line

New delivery to the Bramley Line at Waldersea
New delivery to the Bramley Line at Waldersea

A former British Railways Box Van body, kindly donated to the Bramley Line Heritage Railway Trust by a Norfolk parish council, has become the latest acquisition to installed at the Waldersea sidings in Friday Bridge.

The box car, which was delivered on Monday (December 30) has been given by Antingham Parish Council and was originally based at March, when it more than likely ran along the old Wisbech line (now the Bramley Line) and into the Waldersea goods yard during its operational life.

This is the third item delivered to the Trust’s Waldersea base in recent months.

Work has recently started on restoring the body work of the former Great Eastern Railway brake coach and extending the first siding so that further rolling stock can be accommodated at the centre. The Swindon built Esso petrol tanker delivered in September is awaiting restoration to its original state.

Trust Chairman Simon King commented: “We are very excited by these developments. A lot of hard work has been put in by our volunteers over the past 12 months and real progress is now being made. New project plans are being developed and other administrative arrangements being put in place to ensure that the organisation is placed on a sound basis for operating as a heritage railway in the future.”

Anyone interested in helping with this project can join the Trust or make a donation via the Trust’s website www.bramleyline.org.uk or by ringing 0759-1769180.