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Trucks and Transport

In early days sand was taken to customers by horse and cart. But when the carts full of sand began to damage the roads the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway was built by the quarry owners, to carry sand from the quarries to the main railway station and the canals. From there it was taken to different parts of the country by train or by canal boats pulled by horses.


Nowadays we have much stronger roads and the sand is transported by lorry. Luckily the Light Railway was not broken up when it was no longer needed to transport the sand, and since 1968 it has transported people on day trips instead!


Why not download some pictures of railway engines to colour in? [link to file LR enginepics.doc] Or try our Trucks and Transport wordsearch. [link to file truckswordsearch.doc]


Click here to discover more about the transport of sand.

horse and cart

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