Jean running into Brookside Central. © D.Martin

Billy May pulls a train over a crossing at Brookside © D.Martin

 

 

Brookside Miniature Railway 7 ¼ inch

The Brookside Miniature Railway first opened in 1972 and was 5 inch gauge. It was changed to its present gauge in 1989. The route was originally a balloon loop. In 1999 when the railway extended to the other side of the garden centre, it gave a much longer. Trains run from a four platform country station called ‘Brookside Central’ and then travel round a broad circuit passing through two tunnels and crossing over three bridges. In 2007 the line extended once again to include a new circuit at the back of the centre. There is a museum inside the station building with a large of collection of railway memorabilia. Trains are pulled by a variety of steam and internal combustion engines. There is a Midland Railway signal box and also 2 drive your own tram tracks on site.

Address: Brookside Garden Centre, Macclesfield Road, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1BY
Telephone: 07557 228089
Operator: C.Halsall
Line Length: 800yd Circular
First opened: 1989
Website:
Brookside Miniature Railway Website
Locomotives

No
Name
Type
Builder
Built
Jane
0-4-2T
Exmoor Steam Railway
2000
 
Billy May
2-4-2T
Exmoor Steam Railway
2000
 
Jean
0-4-2T
Exmoor Steam Railway
2000
Amy Louise
0-4-2T
Exmoor Steam Railway
2003
 
Jeremy
0-4-2T
Exmoor Steam Railway
2011
2000
Mighty Max
4w-4wPH
R.Greatrex
2000
6602
Sir Richard
4-4wPH
R.Greatrex
2002
6610
Miss Katie
4-4wDH
R.Greatrex
2010
7
S/O 4wBER
Parkside
1998
7
S/O 4wBER
J.Horsfield
1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Times: Weekends and School Holidays all year. Trains from 11am to 4pm

Fares: £1.50 for all

BMR Page was last updated on the 12th September 2013 with operator and loco details updated.

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