Rolling Stock Out
Middleton Railway, Moor Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 2JQ
July 1st and 2nd 2017
Leeds Steampunk Market brings you a very special summer market held at Middleton Railway. This is 1st and 2nd July 2017, trading times 10-5 on both days. The Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway running steam and diesel trains from Moor Road to Middleton Park. This will be running a steam train all weekend – timetable shows first departure from Moor Road at 11am and last one at 4pm. An extensive museum collection is on display in the Engine House.
There will be free workshop tours and cab rides in the locomotives for a small extra charge.
It is run entirely by volunteers, so if you choose not to pay to ride the trains you are invited to make a donation.
You can combine unlimited rides on the train with a visit to the park, and this makes a fun day out for all the family. Admission is usually £5 adult, £2.50 child, £13 family (2 adults + up to 3 children) but this may be going up slightly as their tickets prices have only gone up by 50p in the last ten years! Entry to the market will be £2 per adult (all proceeds going to the Railway) but this will be discounted to FREE on production of some sort of the LSM flyer.
There is a shop that sells souvenirs, sweets and hot and cold drinks. This is going to be expanded into the seating area having more cakes.
There will be coffee jousting on both days with medals for the 1st and 2nd place and the Coffee Bean (host) made by Captain Cumberpatch’s Curious Creations.
Please note that there is easy disabled access to all of the building including the upstairs conference room and public areas of the railway.
This will be an interactive event, with traders in the Engine House only on the ground floor and having an Escape Room in the 1st floor conference room (tbc).
There will also be a fund raising raffle run on both days as well for a charity yet to be confirmed.
The Flying Squadron with Frankie the owl demonstrating his charm and style will also be in attendance. www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSquadron
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The Middleton Railway is situated about 2 miles south of Leeds City Centre alongside the M621 Motorway at Junction 5. The postcode is LS10 2JQ and the map reference of Moor Road Station is SE 3051 3100 or 53.77479N 1.53835W
Approaching Leeds from the south on the M1.
At Junction 43 follow the signs for the M621 (City) and leave at Junction 5.
Approaching from the north on the A1, join the M1 link, Leave at Junction 44 and follow the A639 towards Leeds. After about 1 mile join the M621 at Junction 7. After a further mile, leave at Junction 5. JUNCTION 5, at top of slip road turn right, caution dual carriageway, 100 yards roundabout, leave at third exit, the Railway is on your right.
From the west using the M621 towards Wakefield.
Leave at Junction 6. DO NOT use junctions 4 & 5 in this direction. At the bottom of J6 slip road, turn left, take the next left (Moor Road) at the mini roundabout go right, the Railway is 300 yards on your left, just after crossing the rail tracks in the road.
By public transport:-
Numerous bus services run along Dewsbury Road from various parts of the city including First Bus and Arriva, from the Corn Exchange, Bus station and Train Station. Alight at Tunstall Road. The walk from here takes 5 – 10 minutes.
For more information about bus and mainline rail travel, visit West Yorkshire Metro where you can view timetables and plan your journey with the help of their Journey Planner. Just enter Middleton Railway as your destination. The information on here is correct at the time of going to press but do please check in case route numbers and times change.
MetroLine travel information: 0113 245 7676
(7am-10pm, seven days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)
Alternatively, taxis from Leeds Centre cost around £5. These need to be phoned and booked and will pick you up from the rear of the station. Leave through the main ticket barriers, in the concourse go left past the ticket office and machines, past Sainsbury’s and the fast food outlets – just before the Wetherspoons there are a set of doors on your left. This is the collection point. Or you could walk round the side of the station (from the front or rear doors) and stand outside the Queen’s Hotel and ask them to pick you up from there.
Taxi numbers: Amber 0113 231 1366
Ace Cars 0113 230 4499
Beeston Line 0113 270 4321 & 277 0738
Geegee cars 0113 277 9889
Blueline Taxis 0113 244 5566
Wheels Taxis 0113 249 9999
If you choose to get a black & white taxi from the rank at the front of the train station, be warned, these are the council run ones and will cost you more. £1 – £2 extra!