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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Committee of the Friends of the 502 Group would like to announce that an EGM will be held in Southport on Thursday 26th March. Current members have been sent full details, while prospective members are invited to send in a membership form and come along!
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