The Crowfoot Light Railway website

A garden railway built and operated by Andy and Sheila McMahon at their home in Beccles, Suffolk.

This is the Sub-page for 'STATIONS AND HALTS'.
We've completed a pre operating season clean up of the railway and have taken some photos.  Much work to do before our open day (13th May 2018).  Some of this work will be described on this page.


Here can be seen the lifted goods passing loop from where the old goods yard entrance point was lifted.  

Also seen here is the new brick base for the low profile factory building - to the right of the rock against the gravel board.  If all goes to plan a waiting shelter will be located in the gap in front of the factory.

The old goods yard trackwork was located between the tree at the front of photo and the goods passing loop.

Here can be seen the location of the new point exiting the goods passing loop which will connect with the new set up of the north goods yard.  This new set up will be secured onto Filcris material in a similar way to the old set up.


Once Crowfoot north goods yard is completed the rear of Crowfoot Engine shed should be visible in this view.  It will be accessed from the goods passing loop at a point out of view above the area shown in this photo.   

A new stone cottage due to be purchased at P.boro will be positioned approximately where the stone block is positioned to the right of this photo.


We've cleared some of the more annoying hanging branches of the Sequoia tree.  We've also chopped the majority of a nearly dead bamboo bush off near the ground.  I'm hoping it will weaken later in the year and I'll be able to dig out the roots.  Anyone who has ever dug out a bamboo will know why I'm leaving the heavy bit hoping that nature will help me with the task. 
Whilst brushing the winter away the trackwork in this area received a little TLC.  Where track joins are under pressure or show signs of not being robust enough for the rough treatment we give it then I change the Peco SM32 rail joiners with the SM45 versions.  I know I've not ballasted yet but I may start it this summer. 
The amount of work  required to clear the winter from this area justifies our view that it is simpler to clear away most of the structures and get them out again for running sessions.  It is, in my view at least, worth the effort to reduce damage and general deterioration. 


This view shows the area before much of the post winter track clearing was carried out. 
A big pending change here should be the use of a med/large station building from Brunel Models which should be located against the stone platform here. 

The slate path from the end of the platform to the track crossing at the entrance to the temple was to have fencing the train side to protect pedestrians.  I fear that a proper height fence will connect with passing trains and we may have to dispense with Health and Safety.  I may attempt to resolve the problem with some low lying artificial foliage along the route. 
We intend to move the black solar powered lights onto the slightly raised slate chippings area here.