For those approaching on foot, here are some directions:
From Southport station, go through the concourse past Marks and Spencers to Chapel St. Turn left and take the second left into Eastbank St. After about 250m go over the railway bridge and take the steps immediately on the right down to Railway St. Follow the railway to the clubrooms at the crossing.
To avoid the steps continue beyond the bridge, turn right at the roundabout, right again into Portland St, and walk down to the crossing.
From Birkdale station, leave the station on the village side (trains to Liverpool platform) and cross the road. On the other side is an antiques shop. Go down the path past the shop (Railway St.) and past several crossings to Portland St. The clubrooms are on the opposite side of the crossing.
Go to the Streetview page for a Google map, or try entering these coordinates in Google Earth:
53°38'29.76"N 3° 0'12.79"W
Every 7.5 minutes Merseyrail sends a prototype electric train past the clubhouse, to remind us of what the real thing looks like and inspire us to greater modelling efforts. We are very grateful to them for this.
Who's a big boy then? One of a pair of Class 66s replacing rails outside the clubhouse in March 2006.