Reporter. Jonathan White
A short track of narrow-gauge steam railway, offering free rides to the public, was temporarily setup outside St Mary's Church in Nantwich this afternoon (1-4pm, Sat 18 Aug). The event was to publicise a proposed 'Nantwich Crossrail' narrow-gauge railway link from Nantwich Methodist Church (http://www.nantwich-methodist-church.org.uk/) on Hospital Street to St Mary's Church. The route would extend the current track at the church to link Morrisons shoppers with the town centre. The steam locomotive used today - 'Mushy Pea' - was driven by Paul Durant who is a Methodist parishioner and South Cheshire Model Engineering Society member (http://www.southcheshiremes.com/). For further information on the railway link please contact Paul or Heather Durant on 01270 626168 or 07814508687. I’ve attached a photo from this afternoon of Paul Durant with 'Mushy Pea' and passengers, along with a map of the proposed 'Nantwich Crossrail' route.