KEIGHLEY & District Model Engineering Society is staging its latest public running next Sunday afternoon (September 17).

Miniature train rides will be on offer at the society's Marley track.

It's been a busy year for the organisation, which runs steam and electric locos.

After the rebuilding of a section of track last winter, the first public running day of the year took place at the end of the Easter holidays, and it proved hugely popular with visitors. Four trains were in operation to cater for demand.

In June, the society was present at Keighley Model Railway Club's annual exhibition in Harden. As well as a static display, a portable railway track was set up in the car park of the venue, Woodbank Garden Centre & Nurseries.

The group has also hosted visits from other model engineers and railway clubs.

But a repeat of trespass problems at its site have impacted on some activities.

A spokesperson said: "Disappointingly we have had similar issues concerning trespassers as in previous years, which has caused us to cancel some events. However, when we've been open, there have been good numbers of people wanting rides behind our steam and electric locomotives.

"We had a very busy day recently when we ran trains at the same time as the Keighley Show. We still get a lot of people finding us in passing who don't know of our existence, even though we have been on the Marley fields since 1973!"

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