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South Downs Light Railway preparing for another busy season

THE 10¼in-gauge South Downs Light Railway run trains every 15 minutes, 11.00 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 15.30 on Saturdays, Sundays, bank holidays and Wednesdays in school holidays, March to September.

There are two annual enthusiast events – the steam gala on May 25-27 and visiting locos weekend, September 28-29. A new website can be found at:


The railway is based at Pulborough Garden Centre, West Sussex and is noted for its fine fleet of steam locos. These include Exmoor Steam Railway (ESR) 0-4-2Ts Pulborough and Peggy. It also has 0-4-2 diesel-hydraulic Arun (ESR 347 of 7.2016), powered by a 24hp Kubota engine. It is fitted with air-brake controls and a track sander to help climb the railway’s steep gradient in wet weather. It is seen on March 2.

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