Graduate Engineer Callum Lauder and Apprentice Joshua Johnson working together to help out Nantwich (Cheshire) Methodist Church and ‘Friends of Nantwich Signal Box’ fit their 5” gauge rolling stock with a breaking mechanism. The train runs within the church grounds and is a free to ride railway “service” (donations for charity), which provides fun for children of all ages – that is, adults can ride too!


It runs every Saturday morning while the church centre is open for “Drop ‘n’ Shop” – a facility which allows parents to drop their children off for supervised activities while they go shopping.


The train runs all year round, except for the odd week when there is snow on the line. Leaves are no problem. The return trip starts at the front railings of the church centre for about 75 yards toward the supermarket.