Derwent — 0 Gauge
Coal movement was the reason for building many
railways in County Durham, the setting for ‘Derwent', which draws together
many aspects of railway operation in the north east of England. Several coal
mining companies had extensive private railways with numerous locomotives,
some even working over the main line system .
Derwent is set in 1946 before
nationalisation of the coal industry and the main line railways. It is an
attempt to capture the operations at a location where traffic is exchanged
between the main line railway and a large colliery company. An occasional
passenger service is operated by the colliery company for the benefit of its
employees and also unofficially for the local population.
scenario gives me the opportunity to indulge in my passion for kit building
and having far more colliery locomotives than would seem necessary.
Derwent has now been sold.