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John Jesty, Bere Regis, Dorset, 18-inch-gauge, 30 inches

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MX46080

All Aboard the Watercress Express: Watercress farmer John Jesty doesn't use horses or a tractor for his harvest at Bere Regis in Dorset. He's laid down two miles of 18-inch-gauge railway track through his 14 acres of watercress fields. It's the ideal way to get the watercress from the beds to the packing house." says John, 58. "The rows between the beds are only 30 inches wide and that's too narrow for tractors. A lot of watercress farmers use wheelbarrow. Others have wider rows between the beds, but lose a lot of valuable growing land that way." John designed the engine and rolling stock himself and even made it in the farm workshop. The train is powered by an engine from a 1932 Austin 7 and can haul up to six tons. May 1978 P004497"

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Color Black & White
Keywords Rural Scenes,Agriculture,Farming,Crops,Field,Train,Inventions,1930s,1970s
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1932
Model Released No
Property Released No

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Image ID:
MX46080
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