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Weekly Edition - Published 8 August 2015

 

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West Lancashire Light Railway Annual Gala is picking up steam and ready to go!

THE West Lancashire Light Railway (WLLR) is a short 2' gauge line situated at Hesketh Bank, approximately midway between Preston and Southport.   The Railway will he holding it's 'Gala Weekend 2015' over:- Saturday, 8 August 2015 and Sunday, 9 August 2015, from 11.30am to 4.30pm, on both days.  This is an event for families and enthusiasts.

Trains will run at frequent intervals, hauled by 3 (or 4) steam including Irish Mail, our pride and joy, back in service after a thorough inspection and overhaul.  As usual at this annual event there will be several additional attractions on site, possibly including visiting steam rollers and traction engines, a fairground organ, model railways, Meccano models, and other exhibits.

Admission to the site is free, but tickets to ride on the train will cost adults:- £4.00, children:- £3.00, along with tickets available for senior at just:- £3.50, and the fantastic family ticket:- £10.50. Plus... under 3's go free!   Tickets for the trains are valid all day for unlimited rides on that day.  Also for those who like taking photos, limited numbers of lineside photography passes will be available. Photographers will be required to wear hi-vis jackets.

Hot and cold drinks are available on site; speciality teas and coffees and other refreshments are available at the nearby branch of Booths. Fish & chips are available across the road. 

The attraction has free car parking is available on site. The No.2 Preston to Southport and Southport to Preston busses passes the entrance to the Railway. For any further information, enquiries and hep with directions please call:- 01772 815881.

 

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