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.
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.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you all at the MTT’s annual open day, which this year takes place on Sunday 10th July 2016 between 10.30 and 4.30. Admission, as always, is free, but donations are always welcome. The MTT’s collection of historic buses will be on display, as well as visiting vehicles from other preservation […]
Thanks to all our supporters in 2015!
The Friends of the 502 Group have been successful in the Skipton Building Society Grassroots giving awards. The idea behind the Grassroots Giving campaign is to help community organisations, or groups, who only have access to limited funding from elsewhere. Having made it to the shortlist, members of the public were then asked to vote […]
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