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I was up in Yorkshire over the Summer and saw from the Wolds Way Lavender farm flyer that they have changed the track layout and added extra length. However I wasn't able to fit a trip there into the holiday period this time round.
I doubt I will get there on my next Yorkshire trip later this month either and the season will have ended before I go up again so therefore doubt I will get there until Easter next year at the earliest now. Has any one been since the changes and can post some info?
I guess as they have abandoned the straight track section from the loading hopper, they've switched to tourist tripping and freight working the lavender up to the distillery is not now not the prime purpose.
Last edited by John New on Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The loading hopper now occupies a short spur fairly close to the station, so I guess they can still carry the lavender over a short distance if they choose to, and I imagine that they do as getting vehicles to the distillery could actually be quite awkward...
Here are pics from my recent visit:
This 1997 built Bagnall-style 0-4-0ST is on loan to the railway, it may see use once the boiler is tested/certified:
I did doodle the revised station plan on a scrap of paper, I'll have to see if I can dig it out to scan it.