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FWR Charity Open Day 2012

by Cheeseminer

The Financiers and Planning Authorities of the Flatland Washes Railway are pleased to announce the 2012 FWR Open Day will be on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May in Cambridge.

If you would like to come along as engineer or visitor please email us on Open 2012 at flatlandic dot net


For the past few years we've opened our garden and it's railway to various groups and neighbours (not truly 'the public') to enjoy the trains, and tea and biccies, and to raise some funds for a local charity. It's a slightly odd mix but seems to work well. For GRC, this is simply an opportunity to meet and play.


The charity we support is the Cambridge Central Aid Society, a small but valuable local charity that helps needy individuals and families who fall between the gaps in the state social support system, with small, carefully targeted grants. 


  • The FWR is a large loop with a passing loop, and a branch leading down to the dockside sidings. 
  • 45mm Peco. 
  • Track power is not available on these days. 
  • No tunnels. 
  • The only borderline clearance is the girder bridge but I've some very large loco's so I don't expect that to be an issue. Indeed, the only issue ever experienced was the back-to-back of some LGB coaches not being happy with the guard rails of the points.
  • There's some double track, and a slight gradient

The top of the err, slight gradient at the FWR

Here are some pics from this years events (Doug)