Gauge: ‘OO’ | Period: 1980s | Region: Midland | Operating team: Neil Woodbine and Sue Farmer
Rosebury Goods is a fictional freight yard inspired by the railways of Wednesbury our old home town in The Black Country area of the West Midlands and built in ‘OO’ gauge. It features many local landmarks including The Patent Shaft Steelworks and Ocker Hill Power Station plus the distinctive two churches of St Barts and St Marys on Church Hill.
The Layout portrays operations during the 1985-1987 time period when the Railfreight grey livery was starting to appear. We have tried to give the impression of a place that hasn’t seen any investment for a number of years and is very down at heal.
Many classes of locomotive can and do appear ranging from 08s up to the newer class 56s and 58s, but the majority are locally based Bescot Depot engines.
Wagon repair traffic for the South Staffs wagon repair works in Tipton can be seen along with the scrap metal working to Norton Barrow at Bilston. Occasionaly a pair of bubble cars can be seen on railtour duty heading The Black Country Boster tour of various freight only lines in the West Midlands area.