The Fairford branch line

ESSENTIALLY, THAT IS WHAT I’M DOING TOO–THE END OF A BRANCHLINE—IN NEW ENGLAND, IN N SCALE.

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I have always been adamant that I wouldn’t model a GWR branch line.  Perhaps there were just too many models of them about in the 1960’s and 1970’s when I was developing my taste in railways.  I do, however, rather like Panniers (I have a Dapol one in London Transport red livery) and am fascinated by the GWR railcars.  I have never really liked the main line 4-6-0’s like the Castle’s and King’s – heresy, I know, but I much prefer the Southern 4-6-0’s.

But I came across this website on the Fairford Branch Line, well put together by Martin Loader.  It almost convinces me to build a branch line, and use some of the lovely GWR small locomotives and coaches being released in N gauge.

Fairford was one of those, not unusual, stations that was never meant to be a terminus.

The East Gloucestershire Railway had initially been conceived…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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