RED Rose Steam Society volunteers hope to offer passenger rides on the railway at Lancashire Mining Museum (former Astley Green Colliery) by mid-summer.
Some 400metres of track has been relaid and a small passenger platform constructed.
A further 400m of track will also be relaid and ballasted.
Three locos were in action providing shunting demonstrations during a May 19-20 Lancashire Steam Heritage Festival event at the colliery, when 26 ex-mining industry locos, many stored and not apparently in working condition, were noted at the site.
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