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William Sinclair Horticulture
Whim Moss
Lamancha Station
Leadburn
Scotland
 
Gauge : 2ft  
Status : Working
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Whim Moss  

Whim Moss is one of 3 sites that are still served by a 2ft gauge railway operated by William Sinclair Horticulture. In 2007 the management considered that the site would be winding up by 2009, but the current status has not been confirmed.

 

Date: May 2007

Date: May 2007

Date: May 2007

Doris is seen here in May 2007, wating for the last of the wagons to be tipped before heading out ocer the moss once again. With a rebuilt cab and engine cover, only the buffer block and frames confirm this loco is a Ruston LBU class. class LAT loco.

In the yard the tracks run up onto a tipping trestle which empties the peat for a waiting dumper truck. The peat is sockpiled in the yard until lorries come to transoprt elsewhere for milling.

The terminus is just a simple run round loop with the wagons hand pushed on and off the tippler.

 

Date: May 2007

Date: May 2007

Date: May 2007

Looking away from the terminus the railway follows the right hand side of a rough dirt road towards the working area of the peat moor.

Elouise, the Motor Rail comes back into the loop with another short train.

At the end of the runround loop the driver throws the point to bring the loco onto the other track to couple up to the empty wagons.

Date: May 2007

Date: March 1996

Date: September 1995

An overall view of the tipping dock and yard.

A few years previously Motor Rail MR22253 (assumed) was seen at the head of a train being loaded on the moors.

The year before, there was no activity, with the Alan Keef loco seen here, and the Motor Rail both on the tipping dock out of use for many months.

 
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