I had a go at recreating some of Ivo Peter’s classic Somerset and Dorset railway footage on my layout this week.
The Somerset and Dorset was a line of quirky individuality, great scenery and one that seemed to struggle against overwhelming odds. Its main line climbed to 247m above sea level and it contained several single line sections, but on summer Saturdays it managed to handle a huge volume of holiday trains, when it seemed every possible locomotive was drafted into service to handle heavy trains requiring double-heading and banking over the steep gradients.
92211 BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 (Bachmann)
73030 BR Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 (Bachmann)
76114 BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-0 (Bachmann)
75062 BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 (Hornby)
44044 Midland 4F 0-6-0 (Bachmann)
34032 West Country Class ‘Camelford’ 4-6-2 (Hornby)
As always, thanks for watching.