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Scalefour South West 2009 - Coldfair Green - Norfolk & Suffolk Area Group

 
View of layout - Coldfair Green Coldfair Green opens a window into the leisurely pace of life at an East Anglian terminal station in the age of steam.

 
Small passenger trains come and go as a solitary steam engine shunts the goods and coal yards. Cattle rest in the cattle dock amid the green tree edged fields waiting for the cattle train.

 
The station serves the locality well with passenger, goods and livestock traffic, but as the age of steam gives way to diesel power the cattle dock is replaced with a mill building.

 
Steam engines still visit Coldfair Green but they are elderly engines working out their time before being replaced by railcars.

 
Goods are still delivered, but not for long. Soon road transport takes most of the traffic, but passenger traffic clings on.

 
To show this passage of time the layout is reversed and viewed from the other side, revealing a different perspective on the station. Coldfair Green shows how small country stations used to be.

 

Model railway layout - Coldfair Green
Model railway layout - Coldfair Green
Model railway layout - Coldfair Green
Model railway layout - Coldfair Green
Model railway layout - Coldfair Green
Model railway layout - Coldfair Green
Model railway layout - Coldfair Green
Model railway layout - Coldfair Green

 

Model railway layout - Coldfair Green

 

Model railway layout - Coldfair Green
Model railway layout - Coldfair Green

 
Photographs © David Brandreth, Nigel Twinberrow, and Anthony Hubbard.