Motive power: Live Steam
Lower Chaldon represents an entirely fictional line, and is imagined to lie at the foot of the North Downs, very close to where the London to Brighton line enters those hills. Built to link the chalk pits and lime kilns, which it has outlasted, the line still runs through the edge of one of these pits. The railway has blossomed into carrying passengers and general goods, together with the other minerals of the locality, Fuller’s Earth, Sand, Clay, and Reigate Stone. The layout is a “work in progress”, and we are about half-way there. We are gradually finding out which scenic materials will withstand the rigours of live steam.