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Operating as usual

We will be running trains πŸš‚ on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday this long weekend. 10:30 - 3:30. 50p per person for a trai...
29/04/2022

We will be running trains πŸš‚ on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday this long weekend. 10:30 - 3:30. 50p per person for a train ride, by cash in the honesty payment box please.

Looking very nice on Sunday for train rides 10:30am - 3:30/4pm. Hint: always come earlier than later and 12-1pm is usual...
23/04/2022

Looking very nice on Sunday for train rides 10:30am - 3:30/4pm. Hint: always come earlier than later and 12-1pm is usually a quiet part of the day. πŸš‚πŸš‚ 50p per person cash in the honesty box please πŸͺ™

19/04/2022

We are running trains πŸš‚πŸš‚ Wednesday 20th as it is still school holidays. 10:30am ish start until about 2 or 3pm depending on how busy it is. Weather forecast looks good. ⛅️⛅️

We are running trains πŸš‚πŸš‚ Wednesday 20th as it is still school holidays. 10:30am ish start until about 2 or 3pm depending...
19/04/2022

We are running trains πŸš‚πŸš‚ Wednesday 20th as it is still school holidays. 10:30am ish start until about 2 or 3pm depending on how busy it is. Weather forecast looks good. ⛅️⛅️

Loads of engines, πŸš‚πŸš‚ loads of people. Come for a ride - running until 3:30-4pm today Easter Sunday. 50p per person and w...
17/04/2022

Loads of engines, πŸš‚πŸš‚ loads of people. Come for a ride - running until 3:30-4pm today Easter Sunday. 50p per person and we are working towards a Β£500 donation to Ukraine DEC. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

Running Easter Sunday and Monday too (weather, staff and loco dependant) from about 10:30am until about 3:30-4pm but alw...
16/04/2022

Running Easter Sunday and Monday too (weather, staff and loco dependant) from about 10:30am until about 3:30-4pm but always best to get there early.

We’re running for train rides now! until about 3:30pm. 50p per person in our honesty box please.
13/04/2022

We’re running for train rides now! until about 3:30pm. 50p per person in our honesty box please.

Hope all who visited had a good day today. We chatted to a group of year 8 kids around 4pm playing football and they sug...
10/04/2022

Hope all who visited had a good day today. We chatted to a group of year 8 kids around 4pm playing football and they suggested that they knew who damaged the track. If your child was part of this group today could you have a chat to see if we can get more information. They said it was a year 9 kid. Please private message us if you get more information. πŸ‘

The team mobilised fast. The track section has been repaired. So we should be running as normal on Sunday 🀞🀞
09/04/2022

The team mobilised fast. The track section has been repaired. So we should be running as normal on Sunday 🀞🀞

Manchester marathon πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ tomorrow, Sunday April 3rd, but we will be open and running as normal. You m...
02/04/2022

Manchester marathon πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ tomorrow, Sunday April 3rd, but we will be open and running as normal. You may have to consider alternative routes to us if you are traveling a distance.

Trains running from 10:30 til 3:30 today. πŸš‚πŸš‚ Who’s coming for a ride? 50p per person via the payment box please πŸ‘
13/03/2022

Trains running from 10:30 til 3:30 today. πŸš‚πŸš‚ Who’s coming for a ride? 50p per person via the payment box please πŸ‘

27/02/2022

Sun’s out all dayβ˜€οΈ Who’s coming for a train ride? (10:30-3:30 ish)

Our lonely pump engineer watches over the petrol water pump emptying the far tunnel after the storm. We have a pump in t...
24/02/2022

Our lonely pump engineer watches over the petrol water pump emptying the far tunnel after the storm. We have a pump in there but it obviously had issues! - he's not really lonely πŸ˜„, we had a crew from the club just out of view monitoring the process 🀼🀼 The water is going down then we can get to the regular pump to fix it. Hope to have it all sorted for normal running this coming Sunday (10 - 3:30pm ish)

Want to help us out with this kind of thing ? come for a chat one Sunday (or Wednesday morning).

Urmston local and our newest member Mo putting in his driver training hours on one of the regularly seen engines on a Su...
14/12/2021

Urmston local and our newest member Mo putting in his driver training hours on one of the regularly seen engines on a Sunday. Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of him driving when he's passed his official test. Want to get involved in running the trains too ? It's easy, come and talk to us on a Sunday! that's what Mo did!

COβ‚‚  if you've ever wondered how much COβ‚‚ our little steam engines produce then here is a good article showing the calcu...
06/12/2021

COβ‚‚ if you've ever wondered how much COβ‚‚ our little steam engines produce then here is a good article showing the calculation. Essentially Burning 1 kg of anthracite which is what we use will produce about 3.3 kg of CO2. Usage of coal depends on the engine size but it's not unusual to run for a few hours on a just a few Kg of coal equivalate to around a 70 mile drive in a diesel car. In a few hours we'd be giving maybe 50 people a train ride so per person it's a pretty low emissions activity.

https://360energy.net/how-does-using-energy-create-carbon-emissions/?fbclid=IwAR23gqZcGOfBlneHHmqL_JX4SYtIWe5uJbrBTJtjk9cCMN36ZCxhE8lvpA0

Yes we are running today !! wrap up though 🌀🧣
05/12/2021

Yes we are running today !! wrap up though 🌀🧣

Sun β˜€οΈ is sort of out. Come for a ride. Running to 4pm latest.
07/11/2021

Sun β˜€οΈ is sort of out. Come for a ride. Running to 4pm latest.

We are running today probably until around 3:30pm. Wrap up warm πŸŒ₯
24/10/2021

We are running today probably until around 3:30pm. Wrap up warm πŸŒ₯

10/10/2021

Trains running today until 4pm β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸš‚πŸšˆ

11/09/2021

Driver Keith with passengers leaving the Station Sunday 5th September.

What a fabulous sunny day. We hope you all enjoyed the sunshine,fresh air & trains?πŸ˜ƒ
05/09/2021

What a fabulous sunny day. We hope you all enjoyed the sunshine,fresh air & trains?πŸ˜ƒ

Good afternoon, What a lovely sunny day. Come down and say hello. 😎
29/08/2021

Good afternoon, What a lovely sunny day. Come down and say hello. 😎

Trains running until about 2:30pm today πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚
25/08/2021

Trains running until about 2:30pm today πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

Open running day, August 30th Bank Holiday.  10am - 4pm.All locomotives welcome 5" and 3Β½", 2200 feet (670m) raised alum...
18/08/2021

Open running day, August 30th Bank Holiday. 10am - 4pm.

All locomotives welcome 5" and 3Β½", 2200 feet (670m) raised aluminium track. Water and compressed air (PCL fittings) on all steaming bays. Driving trucks provided. Passenger hauling likely.

Weather permitting so keep an eye on social media for last minute updates.

Unlimited tea! but please bring your own food as we are still operating limited numbers in our club house.

ABBOTSFIELD PARK, CHASSEN ROAD, FLIXTON, MANCHESTER, M41 5DH

Running today as usual until about 4pm. Our new way of taking payment is by cash donation at the station πŸ‘
20/06/2021

Running today as usual until about 4pm. Our new way of taking payment is by cash donation at the station πŸ‘

Last day of school hols and looking for something to do? Come for a train ride.
06/06/2021

Last day of school hols and looking for something to do? Come for a train ride.

We plan on running trains and taking passengers between about 11am and 2:30pm this Wednesday June 2nd. Payment for rides...
31/05/2021

We plan on running trains and taking passengers between about 11am and 2:30pm this Wednesday June 2nd. Payment for rides is by cash donation please.

Well day #1 went ok! Lots of passengers πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘§πŸ½β€πŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘§πŸ½β€πŸ‘¦ and the ...
23/05/2021

Well day #1 went ok! Lots of passengers πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘§πŸ½β€πŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘§πŸ½β€πŸ‘¦ and the sanitising system and donation box for paying all worked out. Unfortunately the several steam locos we had running had to retire early due to technical issues 🧐🧐 but our trusty electric kept the passengers moving until it also started getting a bit low on power. So running ended a little earlier than planned. We'll be back every Sunday now assuming the UK carries on as is, so see you next time. Trains run from around 10:30am - 4pm ⏰ but best to get there earlier than later to avoid dissapoinment. Weather forcast is looking good for next weekend. 🌀🌀🌀

We're ramping up the steam tests now to get locos ready in anticipation for taking passengers, SOON.
06/05/2021

We're ramping up the steam tests now to get locos ready in anticipation for taking passengers, SOON.

Mini impromptu Polly event at Urmston on Sunday, just by chance. These three were being tested. Polly Model Engineering ...
27/04/2021

Mini impromptu Polly event at Urmston on Sunday, just by chance. These three were being tested. Polly Model Engineering make these engines and they come in kit form. They are known to be reliable and a good starter engine.

05/04/2021

First track testing day done and all was good βœ… One of our members running his large 5” gauge Class 7 β€œBritannia” climbing up the final steep gradient πŸ’ͺ and back into the station area.

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Chassen Road
Manchester
M41 5DH

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10am - 3:30pm

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Who remembers these?
Is the railway still running in these difficult times?
Some pictures from my visit!
Anyone got a Myford super 7 PXF they wish to part with?
A video from my visit!
Kingscale 4MT being prepared.
Hi - we visited today and had a lovely time, thank you! Here is a write up I did on it for Manchester Mums :)
steam powered boat my grandad william charles dodd,made
old photo of the track
old photo
william charles dodd one of the founder members of the club (my grandad)
Hi, would love to visit May Day Steam, is there anywhere we can park our camper van on the site or nearby.