Ge­orge Dent, Deputy Ed­i­tor

Model Rail (UK) - - Backscene -

Horse rid­ing is one of my main pas­sions and, thanks to the el­e­vated po­si­tion af­forded by my equine buddy, War­rior, I re­cently no­ticed a derelict rail­way wagon on the other side of a hedge. Re­turn­ing later, on foot, I couldn’t make out what it was due to the height and thick­ness of the veg­e­ta­tion. How­ever, all was re­vealed on a more re­cent visit, thanks to win­ter’s ef­fect on the de­cid­u­ous hedge. Ap­pro­pri­ately enough, it turned out to be a horse­box. Al­though I’m not cer­tain of the ex­act type, it looks like an LMS de­sign. It’s in quite a sorry state, un­for­tu­nately, but its po­si­tion – out in the wilds of Cum­bria – is cer­tainly pic­turesque – and well off the beaten track! Mod­el­ling hours: 12 Note to self: A derelict horse­box in a farm field would make a great scenic fea­ture – a change from the usual goods van.

GE­ORGE DENT

Ge­orge spot­ted this ne­glected horse­box in a re­mote Cum­brian field.

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