GOOSTREY Railway Station’s fame has spread to Ohio in the United States.

Out of the blue at the end of 2019 Friends of Goostrey Station (FOGS) committee member Mike Jarvis received an email from Erik Bittinger in Ohio.

Erik attached photographs of a British Railways sign for Goostrey station which is displayed in a Max and Erma’s diner in Middleburg Heights.

He had traced FOGS via its website Erik was unsure if the sign was an original or a replica sold for decorative purposes, but thought FOGS should know of its existence.

The head office of the restaurant chain did not know the origin of the sign.

Their employee Erica wrote: “We are not entirely sure how our Middleburg Heights location came about the sign you are referring to. It was part of an opening decor package provided by an outside vendor.

Knutsford Guardian:

Max and Erma’s restaurant in Middleburg Heights

“This restaurant was opened back in 1999 by previous owners, and my company, Glacier Restaurant Group, acquired it in January of 2016.”

Please get in touch if you can help FOGS solve this mystery. If the sign is an original FOGS may decide to retrieve it for display in the newly-renovated wooden station building.

To ensure that passengers continue to enjoy using Goostrey Railway Station, FOGS working parties take place on the second Sunday of each month at 10am.

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information contact Craig Sidebotham on 01477 544111 or Dave Roberts on