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Southport Lakeside Miniature Railway

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Originally built by G.V. Llewellyn in 1911 the Southport lakeside miniature railway has been operating for nearly 100 years on the site alongside the marine lake in Southport. The first train ran on the 25th may 1911 when the railway was called Llewellyn’s miniature railway after the builder and creator, this was later renamed to the Southport lakeside miniature railway as it’s known today.


The original route was a straight line which was extended in 1938 to add a sharp turn under the pier into the second station on the line the Marine Parade Station. The original station at this end of the line was called Princess Park which was closed when the extension and Marine Parade stations were built.

Gallery update

Further to the news yesterday about the gallery going off-line we have installed a version of Coppermine today and started uploading all the photographs, we should have done close to 1,000 by the end of the day.

Im hoping to get the remaining few thousand updated by the end of the week with some additional photographs from the recent florida trip and a few other parks taking the total to just over 10,000 possibly more with the closed parks (southport, Rhyl ocean beach and American adventure).

If anyone has any photographs they would like to submit please get in touch. In the meantime the new gallery is in place of the old one at http://www.ridemad.com/photo

Thanks for reading.
Paul