Friends of the 502 Group

Preserved Class 502 at Birkenhead North, 1986

Picture courtesy of Richard Hargreaves

29th April 2015 - A Talk By Keith Hick on “The Lettuce Line” More info

Welcome

The Friends of the 502 Group was founded in November 2007, with the aim of restoring and preserving the last surviving LMS-designed Class 502 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU). This unit was one of a class of trains which provided sterling service to passengers, on the lines from Liverpool to Southport and Ormskirk, for nearly forty years.

Find out more about the history of this train, and the Merseyside rail network, at our history page.

If you want to support our work, we would be grateful for your donations. If you want to get even more ‘hands-on’, find out about becoming a member.

Our online shop has plenty of items to buy, with all proceeds going to group funds.

If you have any questions about us, please contact us.

Finally, if you'd like to know more about 3rd rail preservation, we have some links to other useful sites.

Latest News

“The Lettuce Line” – Report from the Night

Wednesday’s specially prepared talk about the West Lancashire Railway enthralled an audience of 40 plus drawn from over a wide area. It is 50th years last September since the direct Southport to Preston railway line was closed. Keith vivid personal memories, photographs and records were woven together to produce an story that told as though […]

Latest report from Burscough

Here is a quick update on some of the latest work that has been taking place at Burscough. Bogies When we took the flooring up in the trailer car this exposed the rear bogie and it was clear that they would need all the mud and rust scraping off. This was a particularly dirty job […]

The Lettuce Line – Talk by Keith Hick

Following on from the success of last September’s 50th Anniversary of Closure Tour of Southport to Preston railway route, Keith Hick will be presenting an illustrated talk with his unique personal images and knowledge at Southport Football Club’s Grandstand Bar, Haig Avenue, Southport PR8 6JZ commencing at 7.30pm on 29th April 2015. Keith Hick is […]

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