Full steam ahead for Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway

Frimley_Lodge_Miniature_RailwayA lease agreement for a miniature railway offering rides at Frimley Lodge Park is to be renewed following approval by Surrey Heath Borough Council.

The railway is run by the Frimley and Ascot Locomotive Club which this year celebrates 20 years of running passenger trains at the park.

The club operates a number of open days to the public, including the first Sunday of each month from March to November, special charity days, as well as Halloween and Santa days. The railway is built, maintained and operated by club volunteers, whose ages range from 12 to 80.

Portfolio holder for arts and leisure, Councillor Craig Fennell said: “The miniature railway is a popular and valued attraction at Frimley Lodge Park which is enjoyed by many visitors. I would recommend anyone who hasn’t yet had a ride to take a trip on board and give it a try.”

The club’s Chief Engineer Peter Gardner said: “Club members are very encouraged by the messages of appreciation and thanks that we receive from visitors to the railway. It is a wonderful hobby, giving our members the chance to exercise skills in good company and, at the same time, giving something back to the local community.”

A special 20th anniversary event on Sunday 6 March will kick start the timetable for 2011 with more than 15 public operating dates throughout the year.

More information is available on the club website www.flmr.org including when the train service is running, fares and timetables.

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