. Upper Shamble .
Upper Shamble Upper Shamble - Colin Grant

A 009 narrow gauge and OO standard gauge layout.

Upper Shamble started life as a small through station on the narrow gauge line feeding Shamblehurst, which is a large but spread out farming community. With the coming of the railway, it has added a new dimension to local communications and opened up the town to new business opportunities. Farmers can now distribute locally grown produce to a larger market.

Tourism is now almost as important to the inhabitants as farming.

As a result of this success, the GWR decided to build its own branch line to Shamblehurst. In order to reduce cost, they terminated the line at Upper Shamble and converted the existing narrow gauge line to dual gauge.

Published by
Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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