The Middy Appeal

As a charity, the Middy relies on donations of both time and money for operations and maintenance. In these Covid times we need your help more than ever. Please consider sponsoring the Aspall Halt extension of the line, or sponsor a boiler stay or stays to help complete the refurbishment of Hudswell Clarke no. 1604. Both these projects are well advanced and completion will ensure we can run our heritage line for years to come.

Thanks in advance for your help.

We are running two specific appeals currently, the Aspall Halt Station Appeal and the 1604 Restoration Project

Aspall Halt Station Appeal

The MSLR track extension project has now reached the end of the line, more than doubling the length of the Middy to approximately 1km. This major leap forward has been achieved with the help of our contractors, TES 2000, whose enthusiasm and professionalism was much appreciated by the Middy Team lead by Permanent Way Manager Terry Siemers.

1604 Restoration Project

Help keep steam alive on the ‘Middy’ with the restoration of our own locomotive, Hudswell Clarke no. 1604.