(F) Wolds Way Lavender - new track layout

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(F) Wolds Way Lavender - new track layout

Postby John New » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:45 pm

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.

See page two for an on line site plan:

http://www.woldswaylavender.co.uk/wwlbrochure.pdf

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.
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Postby Colin Peake » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:19 pm

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...

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Here are pics from my recent visit:

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This 1997 built Bagnall-style 0-4-0ST is on loan to the railway, it may see use once the boiler is tested/certified:

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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.
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Postby mad gerald » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:26 am

Thanks for posting/sharing the photos ... I still wonder how the wagon(s) look like when the lavender is transported, as I never have seen a kinda close up of them ...

I just remember a photo shown here in a different thread, showing a wagon being unloaded by a tractor with a fork lift ...

Eventually someone could be so kind and additionally contribute a portrait/close up photo of a lavender transportation wagon?

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Postby only15 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:52 am

G'day,

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This is a photo by Colin on the Gnine.info site

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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:11 am

Gerald,

And here's their own website showing the railway page so you can see how it works:

http://www.woldswaylavender.co.uk/laven ... ilway.html

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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:15 am

There's a good set of larger photos here:

http://www.electrodev.co.uk/PhotoAlbums ... 191861436/

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