Charnwood Forest Garden Railway (CFR) - Rothley station GCR (Great Central Railway) - Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 42.274 W 001° 09.574
30U E 624347 N 5840996
Quick Description: The Charnwood Forest Garden Railway (CFR for short) is located at Rothley station at the GCR (Great Central Railway) Leicestershire and is set as a European narrow gauge railway. The railway started back in 2000.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/10/2018 12:08:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMXWWG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
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Long Description:
"The Charnwood Forest Railway started in 2000 for a 'Day out with Thomas event'. At this time it was a small oval of track and there were no plans to make it a permanent feature. The CFR was such a hit, it stayed down for another few months and was extended a bit more. Eventually, later in 2000 the track formed the 'L' shape which is still the main shape today!

As a couple of years went by, the railway became bigger and more permanent, a shed road and shed, passing loops and sidings were added. By 2006, the railway had a double track main line, sheds, station bays and a rack railway. Here we are today, 13 years on, still running trains, still extending the railway and still having as much fun as we did 13 years ago!

The Charnwood Forest Railway is a G Scale layout (45mm) which is narrow gauge (1/24.5 scale). There are companies which do make standard gauge locos and stock to run on G scale such as PIKO and USA trains. The CFR has a mixture of narrow gauge and standard gauge stock that run on the railway at different times.

The CFR’s current track plan is a sort of 'L' shape but with sheds, loops, sidings and two branch lines.

The line is completely water proof and can run in all weathers; the only thing which stops the railway from running is high winds for the simple fact that it blows everything off the track!"

SOURCE - (visit link)

Locos - (visit link)
* Live Steam Locos - (visit link)
* Battery Diesels - (visit link)
Scale: Large Scale: G Scale-1:22.5, Fn3 scale-1:20.3, or ½" scale-1:24

What is the theme of the layout?:
Combination


What is the era of the layout? (What time period does the layout depict?):
Combination


Is there an admission fee? If so how much..:
Voluntary donation


Is this location handicap accessible?: Yes

What type of location is this layout found in? ( Museum, Club, Hobby Shop, Business, Manufacturer,..:
Heritage railway line


Layout Website: [Web Link]

What is the herald of the layout? (Is there a featured railroad line(s) for the layout): Not listed

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