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Much Murkle

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Much Murkle  
Nick Wood OO gauge 4mm scale

Much Murkle is set in a fictitious 1930's Herefordshire community served by the Great Western Railway, it had a population of 1,452 people according to the 1931 census. The town is served by a single track branch from the equally ?ctitious junction at Newent on the Gloucester to Hereford Line.

The branch is just 8 miles long, with one intermediate station at the village of Kempstone, a small halt serving Sollers Hall and finally Much Murkle itself.

There is a rail served quarry located approximately 1 mile outside of Much Murkle. All trains departing the quarry have to reverse at the terminus station before heading back to the main line. The quarry has no run round facility, this often leads to more interesting stock movements.

The quarry is not the only significant industry using the line. Rancoutt Cider use the branch to distribute their fine Cider and Perry to the outside world, vans from all the big four rail companies can be found in the sidings.


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