February 2020

Visit from Joel D Hardy

Posted by Robert Hampton on 26th February 2020 at 7:19 pm

We were pleased to welcome railway vlogger Joel D Hardy to Burscough on Sunday. His video of his visit is below. Thanks for stopping by, Joel!

Please do check out the rest of Joel’s videos from the railways of Merseyside and beyond on YouTube channel.

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John Eccles 1941-2020

Posted by Robert Hampton on 4th February 2020 at 9:03 pm

All of us at the Friends of the 502 Group were deeply saddened by the news that one of our members, John Eccles, passed away on 24th January 2020. Our treasurer, Tony Kuivala, pays tribute:

Photo of John Eccles

John lived in Formby/Southport all of his life. His active interest in the London Midland & Scottish Railway Electric Multiple Units (now known as Class 502 Units) that ran from Liverpool Exchange Station to Southport Chapel Street Station commenced (as he told me recently) from when he was in his pram. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s John kept considerable records of their workings as he travelled to and from Liverpool.