Construction is now well under way on a new building at the Middleton Railway. The Richard Holland Carriage Shed will be 42m long, 5.4m wide and 5.7m high and will house the Trust’s three carriages plus an LNER Ballast Brake van, converted for passenger use.
The £100,000 building has been made possible through a most generous bequest from a long standing member, Richard Holland, after whom it is being named.
The new building will be of great benefit to the railway by keeping our valuable coaching stock under cover and thus well protected from the elements, which will mean less time in the workshops for repairs over time.
The Middleton Railway is grateful to Richard for his generous bequest, which will be of great use to the Trust and a great memorial to him.
Middleton Railway is oldest working railway in the world and is based at Moor Road in Hunslet. It runs trains up to Middleton Park every Saturday and Sunday and has an extensive free museum at the Moor Road station.
This post is based on a press release issued by Middleton Railway