Faversham miniature railway
|Faversham Miniature Railway|
|Operator(s)||Faversham Miniature Railway Society|
|Track length||1 mi (1.6 km)|
|Track gauge||9 in (229 mm)|
Faversham Miniature Railway is a miniature railway built to the unique gauge of 9 in (229 mm). It resides at Brogdale Farm near Faversham, Kent. The railway is maintained and operated by a team of volunteers and opens to paying passengers every Sunday, typically between March & December.
The railway first opened in 1985 in Leysdown with just a single steam locomotive and two passenger carrying cars, and was called the 'Leysdown Coastal Railway'. But in 1987, it was severely damaged by the famous storm and forced to close.
The railway relocated to Norton Ash Garden Centre and became the NAMR. The single steam locomotive was joined by a class 35 Hymek and an electric locomotive named 'Bertie'. After a considerable term at the garden centre, the railway was asked to move once again as its presence did not fit in with the centre's development plans.
In 2005, a society was developed by the volunteers in order to secure the future of the railway.
In 2009 a major extension programme began. By March 2012, the extension opened to paying passengers.
|4||Class 35 Hymek||Petrol Hydraulic||Cromar White|
A sit astride carriage with a guards seat towards the back. 2x4 wheel bogies.
A sit astride carriage with a luggage compartment towards the front. 2x4 wheel bogies.
A simple high capacity sit astride carriage. 2x4 wheel bogies.
A low 4 seater. 2x4 wheel bogies.
- Brogdale Central Station
- Plumleigh Station - under construction
- Miniature Railways. p. 42.
- "Faversham Society newsletter" (PDF). Faversham Society. February 2012. p. 3. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- "Planning Items to be submitted to the Planning Committee" (PDF). Swale Borough Council. 26 September 2013. p. 20. Retrieved 19 February 2014.