How it works
The Music Train uses one of the regular hourly services on the Mid Cheshire line. It is arranged by the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership. The band plays on the train from Manchester Piccadilly – we take over a carriage. At Plumley everyone alights to visit The Golden Pheasant for drinks and good food – and there is a further session from the band.
Plumley Station is accessible. The walk to the pub is 150m. The footway alongside the road from the station to the pub is narrow and not continuous, with poor visibility over the railway bridge. The pub is fully accessible.
There is no charge for the event – just the price of your ordinary train ticket. Your ‘admission’ is the train fare. Other than drinks and food, there is nothing else to pay. On the return journey there will be a collection on the train for the musicians.
The Music – The Weavils
The Weavils play tunes from far-flung corners of the world. Nothing and no-one is sacred: Blues, Calypso, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Ska, Reggae, South African, Traditional Folk, Klezmer and Gloria Gaynor, all played on the tuba and other noisy things which no-one else would bid for on EBay.
With a dubious taste in shirts and shoes, they will make you laugh, cry, take off all your clothes and dance. That Weaver Delta music will have the carriages buzzing. Whatever you do, don’t miss that train.
The Pub – the Golden Pheasant
The Golden Pheasant is a traditional pub in the heart of rural Cheshire serving fresh