Monday, January 7, 2008
These wonderful old images were sent to me by a colleague, and are taken from the book "The Sutton Coldfield 15-inch Gauge Railway" by J G Tidmarsh, showing various 1950's views of the Sutton Miniature Railway which was located near to the Wyndley Pool in Sutton Park.
The No.4 petrol-engined loco shown formerly worked at the Dudley Zoo miniature railway.
The SMR was closed sometime during the mid-Sixties.
Photo's copyright Plateway Press.
Amazingly the locomotives and stock survive, in 2002 after gathering dust in storage at Oldbury for 40 years they were purchased by the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, and currently operate there, a happy ending to the story. For recent photo's see link at bottom of page.