Friday, May 05, 2017

Miniature Railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme

A look at the miniature railway layout at Cheadle Hulme's South Park.

Miniature Railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme
To the trains

This week we found out there was a miniature railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme! Once we heard about it we had to go and take a look.

Miniature Railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme
Having a nice sit down in the park

The miniature railway is operated by Stockport Model Engineers and it's a marvellous looking layout.



The Friends of South Park tell me that the railway runs on Sundays between 11am and 3pm - weather and volunteer permitting. We're looking forward to having a go on it in the future.

Miniature Railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme
Two days too early
  
Miniature Railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme
The track is quite a long one

Miniature Railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme
It stretches down the much of the side of the park

Miniature Railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme
And also goes into some covered areas

Miniature Railway at South Park in Cheadle Hulme
There's also a 'branch line' that ends at the second car park!

Since we moved to Cheadle Hulme we've found quite a few miniature railways in the area. Our other local ones in Stockport are the Dragon Miniature Railway at the Wyevale Garden Centre in Marple and Brookside Miniature Railway in Poynton. We've also recently visit Miniature Railways in Wigan, Southport and Chester.

We're also currently working our way through the parks of Stockport challenge set by the Friends of Alexandra Park. We've now been to 11 of the 33 on the Stockport Nature Watch list. Plus a few more not on the list.

Skatepark at South Park in Cheadle Hulme
There's a little skatepark at South Park too. I'll have to take my BMX with me next time...

Related blog posts:
- Miniature Railways
- Cheadle Hulme
- Stockport
- Park

Links:
- Stockport and District Society of Model Engineers website
- Friends of South Park Facebook Page

Videos:
- South Park Miniature Railway in Cheadle Hulme 1 of 2
- South Park Miniature Railway in Cheadle Hulme 2 of 2

No comments: