FRIENDS OF THE 502 GROUP

Preserved Class 502 at Birkenhead North, 1986

Picture courtesy of Richard Hargreaves

We're proud to be one of Skipton Building Society's Grassroots Giving Winners, recognised for supporting our local community

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

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to all our friends and supporters. 2017 is a big year for us as it marks the 40th anniversary of the closure of Exchange station and the opening of the Merseyrail underground. We will be holding various events to mark this milestone throughout the year, and more details will be available soon. […]

Seasons Greetings

To all our members, supporters and followers, a very Merry Christmas! Photo credit: the late Bernard Dixon.

Work starts on the 502 cab

Regular readers will know that the driving cabs of both 502 vehicles have been particularly badly affected by corrosion, and an almost total rebuild is needed. The good news is that we have reached the stage where work can begin. A couple of pictures from the weekend can be seen below (click on them to […]

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