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Sci-Fi on the Sidings

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    Sci-Fi on the Sidings
    Commuting Storm Troopers
    David Dixon Choose the Form of Your Destructor
    David Dixon Cyberman

    Space, where everyone can hear you steam!

    Unidentified flying objects have been spotted hovering over Heywood, Bury is full of Men in Black suits and we think we saw a Wookie in Ramsbottom, it must be Sci-Fi on the Sidings!

    What’s Included?

    Aliens, superheroes, robots and more descend on the railway for a special themed weekend. Rub shoulders with your favourite characters from books, comics and screens big and small along the length of the 12-mile line! Here’s what we have confirmed so far:

    Bury Bolton Street Station

    • Doctor Who Scene
    • E.T Scene
    • Delorean Replica

    Bury Transport Museum

    • Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder
    • Ewok Scene
    • R2D2 and C3P0
    • Death Star Walls
    • Wampa Cave
    • Assorted Star Wars Characters

    Ramsbottom Station

    • Jurassic World Gyrosphere

    Rawtenstall Station

    • Stay Puft Man
    • Ecto 1
    • Superhero Statues


    Tickets include all of the attractions and activities listed above as well as unlimited travel on steam and diesel trains for one day of the event.

    Online ticket Prices:

    Save 10% by booking your tickets online.

      One Day Rover
    Adult £15.30
    Concession £13.95 
    Child (5 - 17 Years) £9.45 
    Child (Under 5) FREE
    Family £47.70 

    On the day prices:

      One Day Rover
    Adult £17.00
    Concession £15.50 
    Child (5 - 17 Years) £10.50
    Child (Under 5) FREE
    Family £50.00

    Important Information and Getting Here

    The event begins at 10am and runs until 4pm. The booking office, gift shop and buffet are open from approximately 10am – 4pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open from 10:30am – 12am (Saturday) and 10:30am – 11pm (Sunday).

    We recommend beginning your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to get there, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

    Thanks David Dixon for the photographs

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