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Ghum

Ghum is the highest station on the line at 2,258 metres, it also has a museum telling the story of the railway and has artefacts and retired engines on show.  Due to the delay on our out trip we were only here for half an hour normally the stop would have been about an hour, so it was a quick look around.  During that time the engine was reversed to move it to the front of the train for the journey back.

Reversing the engine from the carriages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now installed at the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Displayed in the museum this locomotive is called Baby Sevoke.  It was built in Glasgow, Scotland and commissioned in 1881, making it one among one of the first locomotives on the line.

It continued in service until 1942, though returned in 1952 before retiring in 1957.  Though it has still performed special runs as recently as 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A letter box at the end of the station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrying out a few checks on the engine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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