Brookside Garden Centre, Poynton. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature
railway 950 yards (870 m) in length. Currently out of service pending
rehabilitation and appointment of a new operator (No website
located at present)
Wyevale Garden Centre, Marple. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature
railway about ½ mile (0.8 km) in length. Steam or diesel hauled.
Also Tara the Tram, a battery powered tram which can be
self-driven by children on its own 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge line, 250 ft (76 m)
Heywood to Rawtenstall (Rossendale): 12 miles (19.3 km). The
principal station is at Bolton Street, Bury. Standard gauge. Steam
and diesel hauled and diesel railcars. Dining trains operate at certain
Warcop to Southfields: about 2¼ mile (3.5km). Proposed extension
to Appleby East, a total distance of 5¼ miles (8.5 km). Possible
future extension to Kirkby Stephen East, connecting with the
Stainmore Railway. Standard gauge. Diesel hauled or diesel railcar.
Worden Park, Leyland. Miniature railways with 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge
line about 900 yards (1 km) in length, and dual 3½ in (89 mm) /
5 in (127 mm) gauge line about 540 yards (590 m) in length. Steam
or diesel hauled.
Port Haverigg Holiday Village, near Millom.
7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature railway about 400 yards (360 m) in length.
Steam, petrol or battery electric hauled (Website contains no
information relating to railway)
Steam hauled train rides on a short length of line at the Museum of
Science & Industry in Manchester. The Museum is based around the
original Liverpool Road station of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway;
the locomotive is a faithful replica of Robert Stephenson’s Planet,
built for that railway in 1830, with replicas of contemporary open