Popular Train Rides Take Place at The Peacock Railway

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

The Peacock Railway held train rides on the afternoon of Sunday 12th June 2022.

The train rides are organised by South Cheshire Model Engineering Society and took place on their premises at the rear of The Peacock Inn, Crewe Road, Willaston, Nantwich CW5 6NE.

A volunteer sets up a battery electric train for the train rides event (photograph: Jonathan White)

There were miniature-gauge steam and battery electric (diesel body) train rides on the 5-inch railway track which is almost a quarter of a mile in length.

Aerial view of The Peacock Railway during the train rides event – June 2022 (photograph: Jonathan White)

Rides were £1, with contactless payment available, to raise vital funds for the Society.

The train rides took place in sunny and dry weather and were enjoyed by numerous visitors.

The next train rides event is later this month on Sunday 26th June (12-3pm) and other events are planned through the Summer.

The Society is also building a Gauge 1 railway adjacent to their current tracks. Gauge 1 is built on 45mm track width, so locomotives are usually 300mm long (12 inches). The locos are steam powered running on gas, meths or coal. They pull scale length trains and can be radio controlled. The cost of entry into this gauge is a lot less than the larger steam locos that the Society runs on its main track. The Society have already excavated the ground and will start to build an elevated track in the near future.

For further information relating to the South Cheshire Model Engineering Society please visit: https://www.facebook.com/southcheshiremodelengineeringsociety