The Lavender Line
Over the past 6 weeks work has continued on the new halt at the end of the line. This very exciting project started back in December and has been in full swing ever since, with help from the warmer weather and dry days our dedicated P way gang has spent countless hours digging and building to ensure that everything goes according to plan.
It has been decided that the new halt will be named ‘Worth Halt’ after the nearest Parish ‘Worth’, this area also holds a large wooded area which backs onto the Parish of Little Horsted. This is one of the most exciting projects the Lavender line has undertaken ever since the preservation society took over the railway in 1991, being able to travel from Isfield station to a destination has always been one of the Lavender lines main goals.
It is hoped that the station will be completed by spring ready for the summer season, but with much work still to go such as fencing off a picnic area, line fencing and the finishing touches there is no set date at the moment. This year is really proving to be a very exciting year for the Lavender line, a new station at the end of the line, new special events and more steam days than ever there is now even more reasons to spend the day at the Lavender line, whether it be a quiet family day out or a gala weekend for the enthusiasts, we offer something for everyone.
Keep and eye out for new updates on ‘Worth halt’ and the progress we are making or watch out facebook page to see how it’s all getting on.
Our first steam day of 2012 will be on Sunday 25th March, this is also one of our very popular goods trains day in which you can travel on board our Toad brake van and enjoy the pasts times of how guards would have travelled on freight trains.