Charnwood Forest Garden Railway

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  • Symphony in Steam
    by Scott Manley on April 5, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    Our Roundhouse steam engines get ready for duty on the Charnwood Forest Garden Railway. Music written and played by Vo Fletcher. More of Vo's music at

  • The Forester
    by Scott Manley on September 5, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    The CFR's new deluxe passenger Pullman coaches have now entered service. Sir Hanney collects the coaching stock from the main line loop before taking them round to the station. At St.Bernards, Tracey takes over from Sir Hanney and carries the fully loaded train to the holt. Lady Vandeleur was due to take over here however due to the loco failure, Balham was called in to take the service. The end of the day saw a Double header with Sir Hanney and Tracey.

  • Local Passenger - There and Back
    by Scott Manley on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    Lady Vandeleur and Sir Hanney have the job of taking the local passenger service from St.Bernards station to Priory Heights via Priory village. At Priory Heights, two boxcars are being collected for the journey back. This video shows the new teak coaches being used on their first day in service on the CFR. Lady Vandeleur : St.Bernards - Priory Village (& Return) Sir Hanney : Priory Village - Priory Heights (& Return)

  • Summer Steam Spectacular!
    by Scott Manley on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    Come and join the Charnwood Forest Garden Railway - Summer Steam Spectacular and celebrate the wonderful hobby of miniature steam railways. All the 'live' steam locomotives in this video have been made by Roundhouse Engineering in Doncaster England, and represent 30 years of expert manufacturing. Listen as they steam around the railway, all fitted with their Summerlands Chuffers, for what was the largest gathering of Roundhouse locos at the Great Central Railway's Rothley Station - ever!

  • Charnwood Steam Gala
    by Scott Manley on April 8, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    It's all go at the Charnwood Forest Garden Railway Steam Gala.

  • Back from the Works
    by Scott Manley on March 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    Lady Vandeleur has had some time out and has now been fitted with a summerlands chuffer and cab doors from Locoworks. I think it looks and sounds rather good, don't you?

  • Mine Line
    by Scott Manley on March 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    The Charnwood Forest Garden Railway's Mining branch line has opened for service. Though some work still needs to be done, trains are able to operate a limited service to the quarry and back.

  • A trip around the CFR behind a UP GP38-2...
    by scook on December 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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  • End of the Line - Morning (Part 1)
    by Scott Manley on July 28, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    The St. Bernard's station reconstruction is right in the middle of completion however the build is 5 day behind schedule. All engines available are being used but with the big work order, Safety, general maintenance and care have been effected. Can it be pulled off with the grand opening date set for just 4 days time or will the strain of the work order put this project in to dangerous and risky situation? Find out next time on CFR's End of the Line.

  • Welcome to St.Bernard's
    by Scott Manley on December 12, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    A busy day at St.Bernard's Station see trains coming and going in all shapes and forms. Frequent LCE high speed passenger trains and seen with a mixture of goods and local shuttles. The 218 diesels in this video were made by PIKO. The LCE was made by LGB. The Rolling stock is a mixture of LGB and PIKO. Thanks for Watching and keep following.

  • The Earl
    by Scott Manley on January 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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  • Russell is Ready
    by Scott Manley on January 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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