The Wisbech and Upwell Tramway drawings by G. Hastings – a guest contribution from Nick Littlewood

Locoyard - Nick Littlewood - Wisbech and Upwell Tramway 1984 Postcards (LNER Tram 7136) G Hastings DrawingRegular contributor Nick Littlewood has very kindly sent in these drawing’s by G Hastings as found on postcards published in 1984.  They depict Nick’s “favourite bit of railway anywhere, ever!” – the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway.  The drawings that can be seen in the slideshow provide remarkable railway scenes from “Olde Wisbech”. 

The W&U was a roadside steam tramway, something very rare in the UK but widely known to many, mainly due to the Thomas the Tank Engine and friends character; Toby the Tram Engine.  There is more to the W&U line than a character from Rev W. Awdry of course and it’s history is well documented at www.lner.info and well worth checking out.

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  2. Some of Geoff Hastings postcard drawings are on sale at The Wisbech and Fenland Museum shop and you may be able to find out where you may get your hands on more!

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