Brampton Park Miniature Railway - Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK.
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N 53° 00.955 W 002° 13.156
30U E 552375 N 5874326
Quick Description: The miniature railway located in Brampton Park, is run by volunteers of the North Staffordshire Model Engineering Society.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/19/2019 10:01:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM10863
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
The miniature railway is located near the childrens play area, the café and the picnic area.
The railway is run by volunteers of the North Staffordshire Model Engineering Society.

"The Society was formed in 1936 when a group of like-minded people came together to share, exchange and develop knowledge and skills associated with the world of engineering in miniature. The Society is a local organisation that exists to demonstrate craftsmanship in making and operating objects that work and give pleasure."

The multi-gauge railway track at Brampton Park is used to give rides to the public when the Society is ‘at home’ on Sunday afternoons between 2.00pm and 4.30pm from the beginning of May until the end of September.
They also offer rides to the public on Wednesdays, 10.30 – 3.00 during the school holidays in July – August.

Public hauling is one lap of the track circuit. Passengers can ride free of charge, but donations to their funds are always welcome!
Rides behind Steam Locomotives and sometimes a diesel or electronically powered locomotive are usually offered.
The live steam locomotives are miniature versions of full size steam engines and burn coal and use water just like full size locomotives.
Rides are always subject to availability and weather.
Source: (visit link)

Videos of the engines can be seen at the following link: (visit link)

"Beautiful Brampton Park is the borough’s flagship park which has Green Flag status. With its beautiful, mature trees and shrubs it is a wonderful place to wander, relax and have fun. The park was originally two gardens divided between the two Victorian villas on the park – the Firs (now the museum) and Pitfield House (now the café and Giggles and Wiggles nursery). Before that, the land was part of the Brampton Field – common land grazed and cultivated by the town burgesses. The name Brampton means ‘place where broom grew’. The Brampton Field was sold by the town burgesses after the 1845 Inclosure Act and was developed as a residential area for the town’s professional classes, such as shopkeepers and business owners. The houses were built in the 1850s. Since the 1950s the land has been used as parkland for the enjoyment of the people of the borough. Amongst its many attractions are...
-an aviary and small mammals area. Can you persuade the parrots to talk to you or imitate a telephone?
- a children's play area full of exciting equipment - run around, climb and jump!
- a sandpit with water pump - who needs the seaside? Nip to the museum shop to buy a bucket and spade for a real seaside experience!
- a rose garden and sensory garden for relaxation and to stimulate the senses – sit among the lavender, thyme and in raised beds. Watch the bees going from flower to flower.
- a miniature railway. All aboard on Sundays from May to September. This is run by volunteers of the North Staffordshire Model Engineering Society.
- Open space and amazing trees - enjoy the outdoors! There’s lots of space for ball games, running, rolling and having picnics under the trees. In autumn it is a great place to collect conkers.

There are a growing number of sculptures and memorials in the park. These include 'The Lady in the Park’, seated on a bench under the trees. She is a memorial to all the women in Newcastle-under-Lyme who lost husbands, sons and friends in the First World War and subsequent conflicts.
There is also a cafe and soft play area in the park."
Source: (visit link)
Gauge of railway: 5″ gauge raised track

Engine Type: Several Engine Types on Site

Miniature Railroads Web Page: [Web Link]

Public Availability: Seasonal

Ride Fee: No

If Yes: 0

Entrance Fee: No

If There is an Additional Fee: 0

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train or related to the train. Possible photos include the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat or of a family member with one of the miniature r.r. crossing signs. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the miniature railway related items that can be found in locations like this

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