You can next see Much Murkle on Saturday 21st February 2015 at the Kenavon Railway Society Exhibition, The Warehouse, 1A Cumberland Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3LB
(In aid of the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway)
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Much Murkle; population 1452 according to the 1931 census is set in a fictitious 1930’s community in Herefordshire and is served by a single track branch from the equally fictitious junction at Newent on the Gloucester to Hereford Line.
The branch is just 8 miles long, with one intermediate station at the village of Kempstone and a small halt serving Sollers Hall. There is a rail served Quarry located approximately 1 mile outside of Much Murkle. All trains departing the quarry have to be reversed at the terminus due to the quarry having no run round facility making for more interesting stock movements. The quarry is not the only significant industry using the line. Rancoutt Cider use the branch to distribute their fine cider and perry to the outside world and vans from all of the big four companies can be seen in their yard.