Three days of railway fun at Stapleford was just the ticket

All aboard for a ride round the estate PHOTO: Tim Williams
All aboard for a ride round the estate PHOTO: Tim Williams
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Train enthusiasts didn’t miss their chance to ride on the picturesque Stapleford Miniature Railway over the Bank Holiday.

The 10 1/4” gauge miniature railway, ran by Friends of Stapleford Miniature Railway (FSMR), opened to the public for the second time this year raising money for LOROS Hospice.

Chris and Tina Poole take it easy on their 4''scale Burrell engine PHOTO: Tim Williams

Chris and Tina Poole take it easy on their 4''scale Burrell engine PHOTO: Tim Williams

As well as four locos in steam this time there were plenty of trade stands, exhibits and miniature traction engines on display.

Nigel Spencer, Stapleford Miniature Railway media press officer, said: “In total we ferried over 3,000 paying passengers over the three days.

“The first train ran at 10am on Saturday, with the last one at about 4.45pm on Monday.

“The takings for LOROS haven’t been counted yet but I know we have done really well.

Ian Trickledank and David Gavioli-Dakin with their handmade model fun fair PHOTO: Tim Williams

Ian Trickledank and David Gavioli-Dakin with their handmade model fun fair PHOTO: Tim Williams

“Now we have packed up people will have to wait until the second week in June for the next event.”

FSMR have always put on at least one public event just about every year since 1995. New members/volunteers are always welcome. If interested, email members@fsmr.org.uk

Steam fills the air once again at Stapleford PHOTO: Tim Williams

Steam fills the air once again at Stapleford PHOTO: Tim Williams

Engines of all shapes and sizes chug away in the fields PHOTO: Tim Williams

Engines of all shapes and sizes chug away in the fields PHOTO: Tim Williams