Lydia Rookwood 16 July 2017

Plenty of well tended hanging baskets, but not a single passenger in sight! Alan Keef 2-6-2T Lydia enters Rookwood station on 16 July 2017 with the 15:10 Perrygrove to Oakiron service. The Perrygrove Railway opened in 1996, running through farmland and woods in a delightful setting on the edge of the Forest of Dean, near Coleford. The fifteen inch gauge line runs from Perrygrove Farm, through Rookwood and Heywood stations, to Oakiron station, so named as it is the site of a former iron ore mine shaft. Lydia was built specifically for the railway in 2008.