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Railway Weekend 1 – 2 July 2017

Toot toot! It's full steam ahead at the Museum this summer as the Beattie Well Tank rolls back into Manchester for the first time in 143 years.

Enthusiasts and families alike will be able to ride on this historic locomotive, as well as our replica Planet and Agecroft engines.

When they aren't running on the demonstration line, the locos will be on display in the museum's Upper Yard so visitors can get up close and personal to the mechanisms and stand on the footplates.

Train rides cost £3 for adults and £2 for children, and can be purchased online in advance at the link below, or at the museum. 

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The Beattie Well tank will also run on Thursday 15, 22 and 29 June as a steam train ride.

We will also have a pop-up shop and café outside our Power Hall, featuring products from our sister museum in York, the National Railway Museum, with lines from rocket train toys to train whistles, as well as gifts for adults.

In addition, over the weekend Anthony Dawson will be signing copies of his new book, The Early Railways of Manchester, as well as his 2016 release, The Liverpool & Manchester Railway, in the Power Hall at 11am – 11.30am and 3pm – 3.30pm.

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