Working on a coal mine
The decline of the coal industry in the early 1970s created a mine of subject matter for modellers such as Tony and Graham Bucknell, who have captured the era's characteristic grime and dereliction.
'Kirkmellington' represents a small Ayrshire colliery. NCB internal rail systems would always connect with BR somewhere and 'Kirkmellington' is no exception. Its railway connects with to a single track branch from the Glasgow and South Western Railway's Carlisle-Kilmarnock main line.
You can read the full article in Model Rail 252 - Out Thursday August 30th!