Cllrs Paul Wray and Cllr Mohammed Iqbal (Labour, Hunslet and Riverside) have announced plans to improve two greenspaces in Hunslet: the area of parkland opposite Middleton Railway; and a small area of parkland in between The Oval and Jack Lane. Following feedback from residents and Middleton Railway, the following proposals
The 16 ton Mineral Wagon was once one of the most numerous wagons operated by British Railways. Over a quarter of a million were built to carry coal, minerals and scrap metal. They were a common site on the Middleton Railway carrying coal from Broom Pit and scrap metal from
Three Gold Awards were handed to organisations in South Leeds at the recent Yorkshire in Bloom awards ceremony. Beeston in Bloom won in the Urban Community category; Middleton Railway in the Tourist Attraction category; and White Rose Shopping Centre in the Large Business category where it was joint Category Winner.
Bookings are open, and selling fast, for the ever popular Santa Specials at Middleton Railway. The Santa Special Trains start running on Saturday 3 December 2022. Each child aged up to 12 years inclusive for whom a fare has been paid will be given a present by Santa whilst travelling
The Middleton Railway has commemorated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee today (25 May 2022) by planting a tree at its Moor Road headquarters. Children from Windmill Primary and Low Road Primary schools ceremonially planted the tree in front of the railway’s “Engine House” building, witnessed by local councillors, volunteers and supporters.
The Middleton Railway Trust will launch its 2022 season on Saturday (2 April 2022) with a Community and Volunteer day. On this day the Trust will unashamedly try and attract new volunteers, but many other local Community Groups will be taking part and pitch for volunteers and helpers and to
Bookings are open, and selling fast, for the ever popular Santa Specials at Middleton Railway after the disappointment of last year’s cancellation. The Santa Special Trains start running on Saturday 4 December 2021. Each child aged up to 12 years inclusive for whom a fare has been paid will be
Middleton Railway held a double celebration last Wednesday (29 September 2021) as they unveiled the name plate for their new carriage shed and Vice President, Ian Smith was presented with a lifetime achievement award from Railway Magazine. The carriage shed was made possible by a very generous bequest from the
We councillors receive scores of queries and problems from our constituents and we always try to solve them immediately. But every so often we are presented with a problem which takes weeks, if not months, to sort out. I received one such problem from the Chief of Middleton Railway which
Join a walk with Leeds City Walking Tours that takes you to a steam train ride and a gem of a railway museum on Sunday 15 August. From 1758, horses pulled carts of coal into Leeds from Middleton Colliery. In 1812 a new age began – not just for this