Steam Train Rides
Take a ride behind our replica of Robert Stephenson's 1830 Planet locomotive or the newly-restored Agecroft No. 1. It's great fun for the kids...and the parents!
Departing from outside the Power Hall at regular intervals.
Train rides usually operate on most weekends between February half-term and October half-term, most half-term holidays and certain weeks during the summer holidays. It also usually operates on certain dates in December. Please see dates below for planned timetable for the next few months*:
May 2013: Sat 4 - Mon 6 inclusive, Sat 11, Sun 12, Sat 18, Sun 19, Sat 25 - Fri 31
June 2013: Sat 1, Sun 2, Sat 8, Sun 9, Sat 15, Sun 16, Sat 22, Sun 23, Sat 29, Sun 30
July 2013: Sat 6, Sun 7, Sat 13, Sun 14, Sat 20, Sun 21, Sat 27 - Wed 31
More dates for 2013 will be confirmed soon.
*Please note that occasionally engine maintenance may be required that interferes with the planned timetable. Please call 0161 832 2244 on the day of your visit if making a special journey.
During the summer months, Planet is likely to be the locomotive in service, whilst in autumn/winter, it is more likely to be Agecroft No. 1. To confirm which of the two locomotives will be running on a specific date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon - Fri only) or call 0161 832 2244.
About the Planet locomotive
This impressive engine was built by the Friends of the Museum and has been providing rides for our visitors since 1992. Planet is a modern replica of a Robert Stephenson loco used to haul trains on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830. The original Planet was the ninth loco built for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and the next design after the famous Rocket also built by Stephenson.
About Agecroft No. 1
Agecroft No.1 was built in Newcastle in 1948 and worked at Agecroft Power Station about 3 miles away from MOSI. Retired in 1980 after 32 years shunting coal wagons to feed the power station boilers, the locomotive was bought privately and saved from the scrapheap. Agecroft No.1 arrived at MOSI in 2008 in a dismantled state and after 3 years of restoration by the Volunteers and staff is back in full working order.
Planet and Agecroft No. 1 are operated by MOSI Volunteers.
Fancy having a go at driving a locomotive yourself? Why not come to the MOSI Steam School!
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Adults £5.50 (save £1 on combined individual ticket prices)
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More information about the 4D Theatre and Morphis can be found by clicking on the links.