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December 23rd

Yesterday was our last day of operation for 2019,  with the final batch of our very popular Santa Specials.

Some rather weary volunteers head off for a well-earned Christmas break, before regrouping in January to prepare for our new 2020 season.

Next year promises to be an exciting one, with a number of new developments - watch this space!

And if you're in the mood for New Year Resolutions, how about one to consider volunteering to help run the Railway - there's lots to do both on the rails and trackside. Come and see us any Thursday or Sunday afternoon!

November 27th

News for members - a new Safety Bulletin Newsletter is available.

Click here to log in and read the latest health and safety news.

November 7th

Anfield Rd School visit us (again!)

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A little damper than last year, but they still enjoyed the train rides and the workshop tour.

October 16th


Our new film is now on sale!

Over the summer Oldman Films have been busy filming the Railway in operation, interviewing volunteers and looking for a lost Teddy Bear...

The DVD is on sale now here, and is also available in the shop, priced £5. The proceeds will go towards the Railway's preservation activities.


The Railway has made a donation in respect of the film to support the work of the Salvation Army with children.​

<<== Click here to watch the               trailer.

September 16th

Keith and Jackie are film stars for a day!

'That's TV Lancashire' recently filmed a piece describing the Railway and telling the story of how we purchased the site.

Click on the photo to see how it turned out...


August 26th

Important news for members - the new Safety Bulletin Newsletter has been launched! Click here to log in and read the latest health and safety news.


August 18th

'Now, where's this dormouse I'm supposed to catch?'

Laura takes no chances with any hostile fauna, flora or working conditions that might inhabit the workshop.

August 10th

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We now own our site - the deal is done!

Thank you for your support in reaching this big milestone!

July 22nd

Congratulations to Simon Moore on passing out

as a steam driver! 

Alan Jones, one of the Railway's Trustees, shakes

the hand of our newest, and youngest, steam

driver, whilst Joffre looks on approvingly. 

We need more like Simon, to learn a trade with

the Railway and inspire a new generation of

members to play their part in running and

developing the Railway.


If that could be you, please get in touch!

July 2nd

Some photos of our portable track in use at last weekend's Leisure Lakes Steam Rally:

June 7th

A couple of dates for your diary:

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June 1st

Members can now access the 2019 Agenda and annual reports, on the Documents page in the Members section.

June 1st

Recently we had a visit from BBC Radio Lancashire, who recorded a short broadcast feature on the Railway and our redevelopment plans:

May 29th

Not only steam engines, we have in our care the steam hooter from the old BICC works at Prescot, here having a run out at Rocket 190 at Rainhill last weekend.


 May 21st

Last Sunday was our Teddy Bears' day, with record crowds at Hesketh Bank to join in with the fun and games and take their teddies on a train ride. It's gratifying to see so many visitors at the Railway, and to get reviews like: 'fab fun family day out run by lovely volunteers' and 'fantastic day out & volunteers lovely and knowledgeable.'

April 25th

Another day, another job. 250sq.m. of turf arrive to help create a new picnic/play area:

The first test, trailer reversing
The first test, trailer reversing

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The first strip defines the standard
The first strip defines the standard

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Please, can I go home now?
Please, can I go home now?

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The first test, trailer reversing
The first test, trailer reversing

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April 23rd

Our Easter Egg Hunt is a big success, with lots of visitors and lots of sun. ​But that's no excuse to take it easy on the site works:

March 31st

Our first public running day for 2019 gets under way, with Irish Mail having the honour of first loco in service. Elsewhere the site improvements continue.

March 29th

As part of our programme of site improvements, the Becconsall station area gets a make-over, in advance of our season starting on Sunday.