Welcome to the Friends of Reddish South Station website.
This site will keep you updated about the progress of the recently formed "Friends Of Reddish South Station" group that aims to tidy and maintain the little used station. Its long term aim is to fight for the introduction of a regular service to Stockport and the south and Manchester Victoria to the northwest.
Our main point of contact for news or official items is the Secretary FORSS, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we also have a secondary e-mail address for photos email@example.com. If you have any photos of our recent events or special trains, please forward them to this address and we will try to include them on our pictures page.
This years "MacMillan Cancer Charity" coffee morning will be on the station platform this Friday Sept 30th from 10:00 till 12:00. We will be putting up our gazebos and serving teas , coffees, hot chocolate, cakes, buns and scones. Its a free event but we hope for lots of donations to be able to break last years total . Please come along and join us on Friday morning where the guest of honour will be local MP Andrew Gwynne.
September 16th 2016.
Web Page problems. We can now download a few new photos and these can be seen on the "pictures " page, but unfortunately we can only download basic news items.
Sept 16th "Ghost Train"
The train this morning had lots of passengers from Stockport, Reddish South and Denton, which was probably due to our Twitter Page, the Paul Merton "Secret Stations" show, the "YouTube" images of American Stock Car Driver Jamie Pfeifer doing a double roll over in his recent race at Coventry Stadium, and the new Pokoman game that now features a virtual image of Reddish South or so we are told ! Anyway special visitors this morning included 2 enthusiasts aiming to visit every station in Greater Manchester, who had rode their push bikes up from Cambridge to visit us, and 2 more dedicated enthusiasts from THE ORKNEY ISLES. They had been in London and only just made it today as later Virgin Trains from London were cancelled or severely delayed due to a landslip near Milton Keynes. They just made the connection at Stockport and were met and escorted by members Kim and Allan Burrows for the famous "Ghost Train" trip to Stalybridge.
We apologise for the lack of photos of these very dedicated visitors.
American Stock Car Driver to ride the "Folk Train !
Jamie Pfeifer who has held track championships at Saugus Speedway , Ventura Raceway and Santa Maria Raceway , all in California, who has also represented the USA in World Championship Finals at Belle Vue and Coventry Stadiums in the 80's, will be riding our "Folk Train" on Friday August 26th. Jamie who is in England again to represent the USA in the Heritage class of preserved and replica Stock Cars at Coventry Stadium on Aug 20th. He is also an avid rail enthusiast and saw Dave and Dot on Paul Mertons "Secret Stations" TV programme and decided to fit Reddish South in on his busy schedule. He is looking forward to the folk music and a bacon butty in the famous buffet bar at Stalybridge Station. Jamie (USA 99) will also be appearing in a Heritage Stock Car at the Ormskirk Motorfest on Sun 28th August. He is pictured below next to his Model A Ford Heritage Stock Car at Belle Clair Speedway in Illinois USA.