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:

  • NER 1310 (now that it is available for traffic again, following recent repairs);
  • HE 2387 "Brookes No. 1";
  • HE 1697 "John Alcock"; and
  • HC D1373 "Mersey Docks & Harbour Board No. 45".

NER 1310



NER 1310, waiting in the Moor Road loop at a previous gala.

Picture © Tony Cowling 2016.

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 10.30 am and the last one will arrive at 4.30 pm.

Full details of the timetable are now available, including the scheduled locomotives for each train, as a pdf file, which will open in a new browser tab or window (ready to be downloaded): click here to access this.

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

Other pages of our web site will provide more information about:


Mixed Traffic Weekend

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.

NER 1310

Click here for more details.

After the Fire

Following the major arson attack on neighbouring premises, we have launched this appeal to help repair the damage to our rolling stock and buildings.  Click here for more details.  Click below to donate.

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