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

Progress pictures

Recently posted to our Facebook page, the image below shows the amazing progress on the cab exterior which has been completely rebuilt. You will have your chance to see the completed work up close at the MTT Open Day on 8th July! Hope to see you there.

MTT Open Day 2018

A date for your diary: the Merseyside Transport Trust open day will be held this year on 8th July from 10.30am until 4.30pm. As well as the usual array of vintage road vehicles, the Friends of the 502 Group will of course be there. The 502 vehicles will be open and available for people to […]

70th Anniversary of British Railways

A (slightly belated) happy new year to all our members and supporters! The first event of the 2018 calendar is the 70th Anniversary of British Railways event taking place on 13th January at Crewe Heritage Centre. This event has been organised by the Woodhead Railway Heritage Group to commemorate the anniversary of the railways’ nationalisation […]

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