Our Mixed Traffic Gala weekend will be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019, and will feature a variety of operating patterns, including mixed traffic workings (ie with passenger and goods vehicles in the one train). All the locomotives will be drawn from our own fleet, and will include:

  • MW 1601 "Matthew Murray";
  • HE 2387 "Brookes No. 1";
  • HE 1697 "John Alcock"; and
  • HC D1373 "Mersey Docks & Harbour Board No. 45".

MW 1601 as Forward



MW 1601 Matthew Murray at our "Last Coals to Leeds" event in 2018, representing MW 1690 Forward. For this purpose it had been re-painted into NCB green livery, and it will still be carrying this livery at this event.

Picture © Tony Cowling 2018.

Saturday and Sunday Services

On both days a special timetable will be operated, providing an intensive service over both our main passenger line and the little-used Balm Road branch. Two train sets will be in operation, with one running as a mixed train with both passenger and goods stock.

There will be a variety of patterns of operation, including some trains that will have a locomotive at each end, and some that will be double-headed. The first train will depart at around 10.45 am and the last one will arrive at around 4.30 pm.

Full details of the timetable will be available nearer the time, and this will include the scheduled locomotives for each train.

Special fares will apply for each day, namely £7.50p for an adult, £3.50p for a child and £20 for a family ticket (covering up to 2 adults and 3 children). The various travel concessions that apply to our normal train services will, however, not apply for this event.

Our normal range of refreshments will be available on each day, including hot and cold drinks and sweets and a range of sandwiches.

HC D1373



HC D1373 Mersey Docks & Harbour Board No. 45, pictured soon after arrival on the Middleton Railway.

Picture © Tony Cowling 2017.

Whilst every effort will be made to provide the advertised services, The Middleton Railway Trust Ltd. reserves the right to amend or cancel any service without prior notice and accepts no liability whatsoever for any inconvenience, loss or disappointment caused, including travel expenses.


More Information

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Fathers' Day Weekend

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.

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