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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner
Set in 1977, the inspiration for Peafore Yard came from pictures of the Avon Street yard in Bristol which was nestled in the shadow of Bristol Temple Meads station. Located at the end of a branch from the mainline at Lawrence Hill yard, the line was operated by class 03 shunters in later years, the key traffic being Cement in Presflo wagons, Molasses in former class B tankers and scrap trains although the latter traffic had ceased by 1977.
Seeing a picture of 03382 passing the level crossing with traffic being held by Men with flags was crying out to be modelled and although the layout is far from a factual reproduction of Avon Street a number of structures, vehicles and cameos have been reproduced. The year was chosen as the late 70's still had many operating practices from the steam era combined with a wide variety of diesel loco classes still in traffic.
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