Miniature railway back on track after flooding

Miniature railway back on track after floods

Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 1:12 pm
Volunteers on the Thompson park miniature railway

The famous attraction had been forced to close due to bad weather but sterling work from Burnley College volunteers means parts of the track are now reopen.

The railway is open at weekends and we will be open on Wednesdays during the upcoming school holidays.

Mike Bailey, secretary of Burnley and Pendle Miniature Railway Society, said: “We have had a group of volunteers from Burnley College helping for the last few weeks and even though the full track is not yet fully operational we are running trains around part of the track.”

The Society was set up in 1990 by a few local people who each enjoyed operating miniature railways and grew to a dozen or so active members, who constructed the miniature railway in 2001.

Thompson Park itself was officialy opened in 1930.