© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011 We visited the 7¼" gauge miniature railway at Weston Park last year - the annual steam day - and had great fun. At the same time, I was conscious that we hadn't seen the Beyer-Garratt which apparently lived on the line. But I was assured that it would run this year... The line needs no further explanation - for more details see last year's page "Weston Park". And the Garratt? Yes, a magnificent locomotive. "Mount Kilimanjaro" seemed to have little trouble with its train - just a whiff of steam and it was away. In the meantime, two other trains ran around the line - a double headed American- outline consist, and a triple-headed train of UK narrow- gauge model stock. The locomotives hauling the latter were "Charles", clearly based on the well-known Festiniog pair's brother; "Kanchenjunga", in the style of the Darjeeling - Himalayan line, and "Gillian", which looks to me like a product of the Exmoor workshops (I'm guessing - anyone know for certain?) Links: Weston Park the official website for the house and grounds Weston Park  last year's Rail Diaries visit Mount Kilimanjaro A series of clips of the Beyer-Garratt in action
The others... Five other locomotives - the double-header and the triple-header - in action on the Weston Park line The Garratt in the woods The triple-header Steam in the woods - the American train Rounding the pool Day's end