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Heath Park Miniature Railways & Tramway

Heath Park, King George V Drive East, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 4AW.

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Steam, diesel and electric train and tram rides in delightful parkland on the outskirts of Cardiff.

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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard Station, Rudyard Road, Nr. Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8PF.
Tel: 01538 306 704.

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Steam locos are always used on trains on a scenic three mile return trip along the side of Rudyard lake.

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Bridgend Miniature Railway

Fountain Road (opposite the Nature Reserve), Aberkenfig, Bridgend, Bridgend, CF32 0EH.

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Miniature railway of various gauges is located in over four acres of woodland adjacent to the Parc Slip Nature Reserve.

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Sutton Hall Railway

Tabors Farm, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1LQ.

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10¼in. gauge, 1.25 miles. ‘Britannia’ class steam locomotive and one PE locomotive.

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Beer Heights Light Railway

Pecorama, Underleys, Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3NA.
Tel: 01297 21542.

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Passenger carrying 71/4 in. gauge miniature railway set in beautiful gardens with stunning views. Fascinating Model Railway Exhibition staged in locations…

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Saltburn Miniature Railway

Saltburn Valley Gardens, bottom of Saltburn Bank, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS12.
Tel: 01287 622 712.

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This 15in. gauge railway is listed as one of the country's most famous railways.

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Heatherslaw Light Railway

Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TJ.
Tel: 01890 820 317.

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15in. gauge steam operated railway running for 2.25 miles along the banks of the River Till to Etal Castle, giving stunning views of the Northumberland…

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Mizens Railway

Barrs Lane, Knaphill, Nr Woking, Surrey, GU21 2JW.
Tel: 0208 890 1978.

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7 1/4in. 1,200 yards, 15 steam, six petrol and eight battery locomotives.

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Vogrie Park Miniature Railway

Vogrie Country Park, Nr Gorebridge, Midlothian, EN23 4NU.

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750 yards, 7.25in. gauge. "Probably one of the best ground level tracks in Scotland."

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Wells Harbour Railway

Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1DR.

10.25in. gauge. 1,200 yards, running between Wells Harbour and Pinewoods. Diesel locomotives.

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Thompson Park Railway

Thompson Park, Ormerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2AA.
Tel: 07957 714 148.

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Steam, electric & internal combustion locomotives. Over 1/2 mile in length.

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Woodseaves Miniature Railway

Woodseaves Garden Plants, Woodseaves, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 2AS.

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A narrow gauge miniature railway which runs around the Woodseaves Garden Plants nursery.

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Swanley New Barn Railway

Swanley Park, New Barn Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7PW.
Tel: 0000.

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30th year of operation. 7 1/4in. gauge, 900 yards. Six steam engines, six diesel engines and three other engines (petrol & electric), over 30 coaches and…

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Summerfields Miniature Railway

Hammer Hill, Haynes, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 3BH.
Tel: 01234 743 062.

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Three railways of varying gauges. Operated by Bedford Model Engineering Society.

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Drumawhey Junction Railway

Four Road Ends , 62 Upper Gransha Road, off B172, Co. Down, BT21 0LZ.
Tel: 028 9147 3948 .

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The line is the longest 7¼in. gauge railway in Ireland at 1.5km. It has steep gradients, embankments & cuttings as well as two bridges, twin track tunnel…

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Stansted Park Light Railway

Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX.

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In grounds of Stansted House. 7¼in. gauge, 800 yards. Steam & i/c locomotives.

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Southport Model Railway Village

Lower Promanede, Kings Gardens, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1QX.

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Based upon typical south-west Lancashire architecture, the site consists of a country scene, village and town. Movement is generated by one of the largest…

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South Downs Light Railway

Pulborough Garden Centre (Wyedale), Stopham Road, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1DS.
Tel: 07518 753 784.

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10 1/4in. gauge, 1,100 yards. 10 steam, two diesel and two petrol locomotives.

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Shibden Miniature Railway

Shibden Park, Listers Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX3 6XG.
Tel: 07854 658 635.

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The railway first opened in 1983 and is situated in the picnic area at the bottom of Shibden Country Park, which also boasts Shibden Hall museum, large…

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Sherwood Forest Railway

Gorsethorpe Lane, Nr Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HL.

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5/8th scale, 15in. gauge railway running through cuttings, over level crossings and across traditional farmland. Runs to narrow gauge railway principals…

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Ruislip Lido Railway

Reservoir Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8TY.
Tel: 01895 622 595.

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12in. gauge, 1 1/4 miles. The line runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Willow Lawn…

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Rhyl Miniature Railway

Marine Lake, Wellington Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, LL18 1AQ.
Tel: 01352 759 109.

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Britain's oldest miniature railway, opened in 1911, and is located at Marine Lake, only a short walk from the new iconic pedestrian bridge Pont y Ddraig.…

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Chingford Miniature Railway

Ridgeway Park, Peel Close,, off Old Church Road, Chingford, Greater London, E4 6XU.

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There are two tracks at Ridgeway Park: Raised – 3½in. & 5in. gauge. Ground Level – 5in. & 7¼in. gauge.

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Royden Park Miniature Railways

The Sidings, Royden Park, Frankby, Merseyside, CH48 1NP.

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7.25in. ground level track. Also 3.5 & 5in. raised track. Steam and diesel.

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