2019 NEWS UPDATES
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!
News for members - a new Safety Bulletin Newsletter is available.
Click here to log in and read the latest health and safety news.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
We now own our site - the deal is done!
Thank you for your support in reaching this big milestone!
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!
Some photos of our portable track in use at last weekend's Leisure Lakes Steam Rally:
A couple of dates for your diary:
Members can now access the 2019 Agenda and annual reports, on the Documents page in the Members section.
Recently we had a visit from BBC Radio Lancashire, who recorded a short broadcast feature on the Railway and our redevelopment plans:
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.
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.'
Another day, another job. 250sq.m. of turf arrive to help create a new picnic/play area:
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:
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.