The Wilmslow & Lindow Light Railway

See us at Wilmslow Wells for Africa Virtual Garden Day 

This year we are taking part in the Virtual Garden Day of the charity Wilmslow Wells for Africa. A number of short films will enable you to tour a range of gardens including, the Wilmslow & Lindow Light Railway, all of which which we hope you will be able to visit in person next year.

View the gardens by clicking here

Wilmslow Wells for Africa 
is a direct action, volunteer-run charity, working through trusted contacts in Britain and Africa.
We provide clean water, hygiene and sanitation in drought-stricken areas of Africa.

Over 99% of everything we raise goes directly to water projects.
Since the mid 1980’s, we have raised over £1.3 million and funded over 210 projects .

You can donate to the charity by clicking here

 

The Wilmslow & Lindow Light Railway is a 16mm, live steam garden railway.  Loosely based on the Leek & Manifold Light Railway of Staffordshire this miniature world is home to several live steam locomotives, coaches, wagons, traction engines and motor vehicles – even an award winning station!

The railway is open to the public once a year during the summer and all money raised goes to the charity of its choice.

Check out the latest news here

Dates for open days for 2020 coming soon.

History

The W&LLR originally started its life in 1996 in Staffordshire under the name of the  ‘Moddershall Valley Light Railway’.  The railway closed in early 2000 and was then put into storage. 

The railway re-opened in Cheshire in 2008 under the name of the Wilmslow & Lindow Light Railway using the original  engines, Lancelot and King Arthur, its rolling stock and track.  Over the years the railway has been extended, new buildings and rolling stock scratch built and the addition of several new locomotives.

Engines of the Line

A 1991 Roundhouse Lady Anne Kit rebuilt 2015.  Name after my Grandfather John Lancelot Lowndes who served in the marines during WW2

Lancelot

A 1991 Roundhouse Lady Anne Kit rebuilt 2015. Name after my Grandfather John Lancelot Lowndes who served in the marines during WW2
A 1990s Roundhouse Lady Anne Kit.  Rebuilt Spring 2018.  Named after my Grandfather Arthur Pickin who was a British Gunner during WW2 and was killed at the battle of Solerno

King Arthur

A 1990s Roundhouse Lady Anne Kit. Rebuilt Spring 2018. Named after my Grandfather Arthur Pickin who was a British Gunner during WW2 and was killed at the battle of Solerno
An Accucraft Lawley engine modified with hand rails, Jacks and oilers.  Named after my Uncle who served with the British Forces during WW2

Reginald Thomas Brunt

An Accucraft Lawley engine modified with hand rails, Jacks and oilers. Named after my Uncle who served with the British Forces during WW2
Roundhouse Mildred Kit named after my reserve Royal Air Force Squadron

7010 Squadron

Roundhouse Mildred Kit named after my reserve Royal Air Force Squadron
Built from a PDF Model's kit with radio controlled, this battery operated WW1 diesel is named after my wife's uncle, Talfryn Thomas, an actor who played Private Cheeseman, the war correspondent, in Dad's Army

Talfryn Thomas

Built from a PDF Model’s kit with radio controlled, this battery operated WW1 diesel is named after my wife’s uncle, Talfryn Thomas, an actor who played Private Cheeseman, the war correspondent, in Dad’s Army
Presented to me by my wife Bethan on the day of our wedding

E R Calthrop

Presented to me by my wife Bethan on the day of our wedding
A heavily modified Mamod .  Additions include new cylinders, replacement boiler with high pressure safety valve, lubricator, water top up valve and ceramic gas burner.

Brython C

A heavily modified Mamod . Additions include new cylinders, replacement boiler with high pressure safety valve, lubricator, water top up valve and ceramic gas burner.
Frames under construction.  Delivery 2021

Engine No.8

Frames under construction. Delivery 2021

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