Haverhill South

by Martin Allen

Haverhill South was the terminus of the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. It was opened in 1863 but services were always very limited not least because from 1865 most passenger services on the line were directed to the Great Eastern Railways Haverhill station to which a connection was made that year. The terminus very shortly became a goods only station and remained so until closed in 1965.

To make this quiet rural station on the Essex/Suffolk border more interesting as a model I have depicted the station as it may have been had the passenger service survived until the line closed.

Eventually I hope to have stock running that will span the period from 1920 to the 1960's but until I have the time to build the models the layout is running as it may have been from just after WW2 until it closed, with, bearing in mind part of the line is now preserved, the occasional preservation special.

The track work is built to 2mm fine scale standards using components produced by the 2mm Scale Association. Buildings are scratch built or heavily modified Ratio carriage sheds. Rolling stock is kit built and re-wheeled Graham Farrish and Peco proprietry models. The locomotives are re-wheeled proprietry models, an easy way to begin in this scale before attempting scratch building.