Southport Pier

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Mallard
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Re: Southport Pier

Postby Mallard » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:33 am

Lancastrian wrote:Did you manage to visit the G scale model railway village?

http://www.southportmodelrailwayvillage.co.uk/gallery/
I have been but it was a few years ago. It was well worth the visit.

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Re: Southport Pier

Postby piermaster » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:15 am

The three generations of Southport Pier trains:

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1ft 11.25ins gauge 'Silver Belle' diesel locos (1953-1971). Now at West Lancashire Light Railway, de-engined and converted to passenger stock.

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1ft 11.25 gauge Severn Lamb built diesel loco 'English Rose'(1971-1998). Now working at Milky Way Adventure Park, Devon.

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3ft 6ins gauge UK Loco built 2-car battery unit (2005-2015). Now awaiting removal off site and scrapping.

I hope Sefton Council are proud of their achievements.
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Re: Southport Pier

Postby b308 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:00 am

Thanks, Dave. I thought the gauge was smaller when I was a kid! I can remember the first two (especially the Silver Belle) and we also used to take a trip on the boating lake nearby!

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Re: Southport Pier

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:31 pm

As a bye the bye, UK Loco was a name of convenience for the management and staff of Severn Lamb, when it went into receivership, As far as I can make out they then bough the assets and name of the Receiver so Severn Lamb rides again.
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Re: Southport Pier

Postby manna » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:50 am

G'day Gents

It would be far cheaper to keep the tram and SCRAP the council

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