Track events at the Sidings.
The Society offers 3½", 5" & 7¼" (for scale 7¼" gauge locomotives that are not too large) gauge raised tracks plus a ground level 7¼" gauge ground level track. There are facilities for the operation of traction engines and steam wagons.
Both tracks have lifting facilities to facilitate the unloading and loading of locomotives. There are ample steaming bays and coal etc. will be provided.
For steam engines please bring appropriate boiler certificates and proof of PL insurance.
Directions to find us are here and if further information is required please contact our Webmaster.
Are you open this weekend?
This is the commonest question I get asked via the website. Also a frequent comment at the railway, ' Your website does not say if you are operating'!
We run the Ground Level Track every Sunday & Bank Holiday throughout the year from 1pm to 3.30pm.
The Raised Level Track normally operates every Sunday from Easter to the end of October. However, recently volunteers have manned this track during the winter months.
Many of our visitors to Royden Park use the site for information.
We have always stated 'weather and staff permitting'. This should be self evident.
We can never be certain that sufficient volunteers will arrive on any particular Sunday. However, our enthusiastic members nearly always turn up every weekend whatever the weather.
We can never be certain about the weather, this being England. Rain will stop us operating as the equipment would get too wet.
So, "If it is raining the railways will not be operating".
The railways are operated by volunteers who freely provide their services. All members are volunteers and do not receive any payments.
The railways are not commercial enterprises and we hope you enjoy them as much as the members do.'