Friends of the Stapleford Miniature Railway to stage open weekend

All aboard for another steam train ride PHOTO: Tim Williams
All aboard for another steam train ride PHOTO: Tim Williams

The golden age of steam is set to be recreated over the bank holiday weekend by Friends of the Stapleford Miniature Railway.

Small scale locomotive engines from across the country will make their way around the picturesque 10-and-a-quarter inch gauge track at Stapleford Park on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (August bank holiday).

Nigel Spencer, press officer for Stapleford Miniature Railway, said: “The latest steam rally for LOROS will take place across three days from 10am onwards.

“There will be craft stalls, miniature and full size traction engines, vintage cars, trucks and tractors and five locos in steam across the weekend.

“Three visiting are A4 Sir Nigel Gresley, returning for first time since 1998 from the south coast, one from Eastleigh and one from Rudyard Lake.”

Other attractions will include trade stands, a licensed bar and catering.

Admission is £3 for adults, £2 for children and free for under fives.

Camping and caravan tickets are available at £30 which includes admission.

For more information call Jeremy Grice on (01664) 851614, email fsmr_event@hotmail.co.uk or visit http://www.fsmr.org.uk