Railway buffs train treat at Beer

Railway buffs visit Beer

FANS of miniature railways from across the country enjoyed a big treat when they visited Pecorama at the weekend.

Some 80 members of the Heywood Society were given a rare night-time ride on the Beer Heights Light Railway.

Parts of the garden alongside the mile-long track were specially illuminated for the journey.

The society, named after Sir Arthur Heywood who pioneered miniature steam railways in the 1870s, meets twice a year to visit both private and public railways with track gauges between 7.25 and 15 inches.

Beer Heights Light Railway Chief Engineer John Macdougall, a Heywood Society member, said: “It was very heartening to hear so many positive comments about our railway and gardens. More than one visitor described it as the best miniature railway in the world – praise indeed.”

• During the school half term holidays, October 25 – 29, the railway will be running Spooky Halloween Special Trains.