Steam Railway (UK) - - News -

Lon­don looks set to have a new pre­served rail­way with plan­ning per­mis­sion granted for a line at Cross­ness Pump­ing Sta­tion. A half-mile rail­way, to 18in gauge, is pro­posed to trans­port vis­i­tors from the en­trance and car park to the re­stored Victorian in­dus­trial build­ing in Thames­mead. It would be op­er­ated by a lo­co­mo­tive that once worked in the area - Avon­side oil-fired 0-4-0T Wool­wich, which ran at Wool­wich Arse­nal and was later pre­served at the Bic­ton Wood­land Rail­way. Now owned by the Royal Gun­pow­der Mills, it was loaned to Cross­ness for restora­tion in 2011.

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