A map of the line
Edward runs a branch line running from Wellsworth along a peninsula to Brendam. BoCo and occasionally Donald and Douglas assist in running the line. Thomas also worked on the branch line while a bridge on was being repaired on his branch line.
The bigger engines are forbidden to travel along the line due to the weaker rail construction, however
Gordon was once switched onto the branch line with the express by accident.
History and operations
The branch, originally part of the
Wellsworth and Suddery Railway, opened in 1870. The eastern end became a branchline after the North Western Railway opened in 1915.
There is extensive china clay traffic from Brendam. There are peak passenger "through" trains to and from
Tidmouth, at other times there is a local service from Wellsworth to Brendam.
A small scrapyard, known as
Crock's Scrapyard, is situated on the line. Edward consistently brings scrap metal to and from the yard. Reg works here.
television series, the Flour Mill, Sodor Animal Park, and Dingley Hall are also located along the line.
From Wellsworth, which includes a station yard and junction to the branch, trains travel to
Suddery, and finally terminate at Brendam, where an extensive harbour and engine sheds are located. There is a private quarry line to the China Clay Works, serviced by Bill and Ben.
In the television series, the branch line has two more stations,
Lower Suddery and Upper Brendam. Dingley Halt is also located between these two stations.