General Information


Location Castleton Community Centre, Manchester Road, Rochdale.
For sat nav users - Latitude: 53.594471, Longitude: -2.182004 (taken from Google Maps)
Meetings 1st and 3rd Friday each month at 7.00pm. See programme for details
Membership 85 Members
Subscriptions Adults (All Classes) £25,        (New Members first payment of £10)
      Junnior (12-16) £10                                                                No Joing Fees
Track Location Springfield Park, Bolton Road (A58), Rochdale.
For sat nav users - Latitude: 53.602864, Longitude: -2.188747 (taken from Google Maps)
Track Elevated; Steel; 1980 feet (604m); 31/2, 5 and 71/4 inch gauges
Gradients 1:100 UP and 1:70 DOWN (MAXIMUM)
Radius 40 feet (MINIMUM)
Services 12V and 24V DC power, air, water, coal, trucks
Facilities Car parking, toilet, ornamental lake, children's play area, the largest park with open landscape and wooded slopes down to the Roch Valley
Public Running On most Sunday afternoons weather permitting, the society  operates a passenger service all through the year and the public are more than welcome to visit our track in Springfield Park. We have many different locomotives running throughout the year, where you and your family can enjoy the thrill of a journey behind a hand built model. Come and enjoy the world of  Model Engineering, with your young family and you will also find much to amuse them in other areas of the park.
Visitors Welcome Live steam loco owners will need their current boiler certificate, together with "Club Membership Card & Insurance". A spark arrestor or smoke deflector would also be required. Battery electric and petrol loco owners will also need their "Club Membership Card & Insurance". For insurance purposes, when visiting, please make yourself known to a club member who will sign you in as a visitor. A copy of the Track Rules may be dowloaded (PDF format, approximately 40kb) by clicking here

If you are interested in visiting the railway track, especially if you are travelling any distance, you may wish to view maps and/or the local weather forecast, which are accessible via the railway track page.