Transport Museum Wythall to hold miniature railway gala weekend - The Solihull Observer

Transport Museum Wythall to hold miniature railway gala weekend

Solihull Editorial 25th Jun, 2023   0

A MINIATURE railway line which operates at the Wythall Transport Museum is holding a Gala Weekend.

The railway will be operating steam engines and diesel outline locomotives owned by members and friends of the Elmdon Miniature Engineering Society (EMES) which operates the railway.

There will also be visiting locomotives from Statfold Barn, the well-known Birmingham built Thomas II ‘Malandra’, an SR Q1, a Stanier tank and a Sterling single and more.

The railway has undergone some significant changes over the winter and into spring of 2022/23 including extensive permanent way work including the installation of a new carriage, new headshunt and upgrades to signalling.

Reece Greenstreet, EMES Chairman, said: “Here at Wythall we pride ourselves in delivering a great miniature railway experience for children of all ages but our members always look forward to running with visiting locomotives – you won’t be disappointed on our gala weekend.”

The ride-on railway operates miniature locomotives on its scenic line around the grounds of the museum.

Established in the 1980s, the society has continued to develop the railway at Wythall which is fully signalled, has two stations, an engine shed, a viaduct and tunnel and two level crossings shared with the bus museum roadways.

The infrastructure has grown and developed over the years and boasts a circuit with passing loops that covers just over a fifth of a mile.

The Gala weekend is being held on July 22 and 23.

Standard TMW admission charges will apply on the day with a supplement for train rides.

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