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Stapleford Miniature Railway running dates for 2003

The historic 44 year old 10 1/4” Stapleford Miniature railway, at Stapleford park near Melton Mowbray, Leics, UK will again be open to the public during summer 2003. The first public opportunity announced will be the “Stapleford Steam 2003” charity event.
The date is the 14th 15th June 2003
As usual, the railway will operate alongside a steam rally with vintage vehicles, traction engines, beer tent and refreshments etc and you can even spend the weekend camping up here on the rally field if you want!!

All 5 1/5th scale steam locos based at the SMR will be running across the 2 days. The big 2 American locos will feature from late lunch time on both days
Running through nearly 2 miles of heavily engineered line including a substantial tunnel and “long drag”, at scale line speeds, it is a rare chance to witness the sight of a GWR Saint class exiting Box tunnel!!!! or New York Central Niagara alongside a NKP Berks, all but the latter saddly long departed in full size.
More info and poster of event on

Posted by Nigel Spencer on