History


1984 Chris Halsall, rail enthusiast and owner of Brookside Garden Centre, built a simple ‘out & back’ 5 inch gauge railway at the site.


1989


Due to increased public demand, the railway was re-gauged to 7¼ inches.

The track was extended to run around the old open-air swimming pool. A station shop and ticket office were built, with platforms and a canopy.


1999


The track was extended to form a continuous circuit.

A tunnel had to be built under the road and a 60’ long cutting had to be dug out. The track climbs a very steep gradient of 1 in 36.


2007


A further extension was made over the river and into the old overflow car park. On special days a fairground operates in the middle of this track loop.


2008


Klondyke Strikes purchased the garden centre, with Chris Halsall continuing to run the railway for them.


2016


In June the station area and a lot of the railway (and most of Poynton!) was flooded by the Norbury Brook bursting it's banks.


2016/17


The A555 improvements resulted in a revised trackbed and another new tunnel under the road.


2018


Chris Halsall left the site in the Autumn.

In December, Timpdon Miniature Railway Co. Ltd took over running the railway.




1989 - The turntable at the station is constructed


A second bridge is built on the station approach


Up at the top, near the engine sheds


Near the conservatory sales area


Coming down from the pool loop


Building the Station shop


Changed beyond all recognition


This hasn't really changed too much


There were some lovely loco's.


The old logo.


The station contained a vast collection of railwayana


Signs from all over the country




The Great Flood of 2016




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Brookside Garden Centre, London Road North, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire SK12 1BZ
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