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2010 EVENTS at West Lancashire Light Railway

Railway Operating Steam Trains Every Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday between Sunday 28th March and  Sun 31st October 2010 Inclusive

Friendly Engines Day         Sun 28th March 2010

Teddy Bears Day               Sun 9th May 2010

Diesel Freight Day              Sat 26th June 2010  - Enthusiasts Only

Summer Gala Weekend      Sat/Sun 7th & 8th August 2010

Autumn Gala                     Sun 3rd October 2010

Children-in-Need Day         Sun 14th November 2010

Santa Specials                    Sun 12th December 2010

                                        Sat 18th December 2010

                                        Sun 19th December 2010

For Further details see the West Lancashire Light Railway's Website



Whenever possible Joffre Locomotive 2405 will be on display to allow visitors to inspect the progress, but it will not be available for inspection during the Santa Specials.

‘Joffre’ Surprise at Statfold

West Lancashire Locomotive Trust members attending the Statfold Barn Railway open day, had an unexpected presentation made to them, when they were donated one of the original Kerr Stuart Worksplates for their Joffre Class locomotive currently under restoration

Mr Graham Lee of the Hunslet Engine Company made the surprise presentation  to Mr Neil McMurdy and Mr Alan Jones, both Trustees of the West Lancashire Locomotive Trust, following his recent acquisition of the worksplate from a third party.

After the presentation Graham Lee said ‘ I am keen to see the worksplate go back onto the original locomotive’

Mr Neil McMurdy, Secretary for the Locomotive Trust expressed his gratitude to Mr Lee for his generous gift and advised that the plate would be put back onto the locomotive when completed sometime in 2009.

Mr Graham Lee (Left) presents the Worksplate for Loco 2405 to Mr Neil McMurdy

(Secretary of Loco Trust)  (Right)





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