Our first running day of the year also features our first special event.


A day particularly for families - two engines in steam, plus diesels!

Attractions include Meccano displays, children's fairground rides, heritage family games, puzzle cards, drive-a-diesel, rail catering van, tea room.

Family tickets £12, valid all day.

The train departs Becconsall for Delph station every 20 minutes, The ride is not long (about 400m) but you can ride as many times as you like on your ticket. The first train is at 11.30, the last at 4.30.


At Delph the engine detaches from the train and runs round to the rear end, ready to pull the train back to Becconsall. You can stay on the train, or alight onto the platform to watch proceedings.

Don't forget to have a look in our shop at Becconsall Station. As well as a wide variety of railway-themed gifts, books and postcards, hot and cold drinks are available.

The fares for the day are: 

Adult                      £4.50

Child (3 years +)   £3.00

Family (2 + 2)        £12.00

Concession*          £3.50

Infants under 3:    Free


* Concessions apply to over 60s, official carers & Armed Forces in uniform or with ID

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