Half a mile of limestone

Although Lavington Station was not quite in Market Lavington parish, it was our local station and the railway does go through Market Lavington, so we have always included it in our museum collecting area. We have featured the line many times on this blog, in posts such as The railway landslip – 1961and A lad porter at Lavington Station. (Just go to our blog at https://marketlavingtonmuseum.wordpress.com and type station in the search box for many more links.)

At the museum, we are fortunate that, in the past, scrapbooks were made of newscuttings about Market Lavington. One of those, from 1983, reports that a very long and heavy goods train passed along our line.

Apparently, the two diesel locos and 43 wagons measured about half a mile. It was carrying a heavy load of limestone.


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