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Slate Train Day

With 42 timetabled trains, plus shunt moves, a busy gala day on the Sefton & West Lancs Light Railway, seeing the launch of a rake of 3 Sharples slate wagons and 4 Binnie slate wagons, entry into traffic of our yellow Ruston shunter after some re-soldering and opening of our Quarry Sidings.

20th may 2020

Phase 2 supporters day

RWM Salem II operated special passenger trains from Porthmelling to Aughtonside for supporters to view Prince hauling demonstration goods around the balloon loop. Prince hauled a mixture of slate wagons, Talyllyn & Corris freight stock both ways around the loop. At the end of the day Rufford took a run around the loop before hauling the last passenger train back to Porthmelling facing East.

Slate loop opening

No. 2 Prince and Ruston shunter No. 1 in operation as special members passenger service commenced around the slate balloon loop. Trains ran from Porthmelling, clockwise around the balloon loop, before running round at Aughtonside and returning to Porthmelling. The last train of the day ran from Porthmelling to Aughtonside platform 1, before running anticlockwise to Porthmelling.


Prince hauled the passenger trains formed of a mixture of bug boxes with Curly Brake Van on the rear, alongside a selection of freight trains, while the Ruston shunter shunted in the slate sidings at Aughtonside.