Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Real Catcott Crossing

The real Catcott Crossing; since closure of the line in 1966 the cottage has extended and covered in pebble dash. The bridge would appear to have been rebuilt on recent years with new railings. It's hard to imagine that when the railway ran through here there was no running water and it was delivered by rail in a milk churn often carried on the footplate of a passing loco!

The model of Catcott Crossing; whilst it was indeed a real level crossing, it never had a halt or sidings, but in my rose tinted parallel universe it did.
  • Find more photos of the layout here.
  • Prevous BLOG posts about Catcott Burtle here.


  1. This is what differentiates railway modelling from a train set - creating a real scene in a historical context in miniature. Even though 'modeller's license' is used to distort the facts a bit it still has a believable feel of the prototype.

  2. Is it me, or does the model look more lifelike than the real thing?


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