I wonder if you are aware of the carriage that stands at the platform at Rayne on the disused Bishop’s Stortford to Braintree branch?
Since 2014 this Mk.2 carriage has been home to a small museum under the auspices of The Friends of The Flitch Way and includes a working model of Rayne station as it was at the end of the Second World War.
There are also several railway artefacts, together with material relating to the flora and fauna of the Flitch Way.
The Flitch Way is the name given to the walking and cycling route that uses much of the old trackbed for the branch. Rayne station house contains a superb cafe much used by walkers and cyclists.
Charles Parker, email
Read more Letters, Opinion, News and Views in Issue 237 of HR – on sale now!Enjoy more Heritage Railway reading in the four-weekly magazine. Click here to subscribe.