End of the line for railway

PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 September 2012

Bob Bullock with the rails from the dismantled miniature railway.

Bob Bullock with the rails from the dismantled miniature railway.

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WESTON Miniature Railway has been ripped up after almost three decades in service.

The seven-and-a-quarter inch gauge miniature railway on the Beach Lawns has been operated by Bob and Sue Bullock since 1984.

But this week marked the end of the line for the railway as the couple had the line pulled up.

Under plans for the site approved by North Somerset Council earlier this year, new leaseholder Golfantasia Ltd will take on the miniature railway and replace the putting green nearby with an 18-hole adventure golf course and miniature railway for the next 25 years, with work set to be completed by April 2013.

Mr Bullock said: “Unfortunately we ran out of time. These people (the new leaseholders) didn’t come up with any decision or any money so we decided to sell it.

“As far as I know it is still going ahead, but they haven’t signed anything.

“I really don’t know what is going on, but we wanted to be out of here by the end of September, and we just ran out of time, so we made the decision to sell the track and the railway equipment.”

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