Some views of the previous iteration of Henmore – Ashbourne Park Road, which featured in Railway Modeller. Photographs by Steve Flint, courtesy Railway Modeller.
‘Hercules’ (Magic Train conversion) crosses the bridge over the stream on Dig Street
Hunslet Mallet ‘Boadicea’ (Roco Mallet chassis and Slimrails WD Hunslet bodywork) passes the creamery.
Busy times at Ashbourne creamery
‘Ashbourne Hall’ (converted Bachmann On30 mogul) passes the creamery, heading for Ashbourne Park Road station.
‘Ashbourne Hall’ passes Cockayne Sawmill. Vertical boiler ‘Ible’ (Bachmann Gas Mechanical chassis, Smallbrook Studios boiler and scratchbuilt bodywork) is seen shunting the sawmill.
Petrol Railcar (Port Wynnstay Ffestiniog bug box sides) passes the flooded sand pit
Overview of Ashbourne Park Road.
‘Ashbourne Hall’ and George England Shay ‘Typhoon’ (Bachmann Shay with scratchbuilt bodywork)
George England Shay ‘Typhoon’ shunting the yard at Ashbourne Park Road. Note the short length of standard gauge track (and wagon) in the foreground. The railway (much like the Leek and Manifold) was a big user of transporter wagons.
‘Sandibrooke’ (converted Bachmann Consolidation) arrives at Ashbourne Park Road with a limestone train.
Station building – scratchbuilt from plastic stone sheeting.
‘Sandibrooke’ brings its train of limestone down the Henmore Valley, and crosses the lane outside the station limits.