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Barnards Miniature Railway

Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3LX.

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7 1/4in. gauge railway in the picturesque grounds and gardens of Barnards Farm. Now extends to 1.5km. Runs steam and I/C locos.

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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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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

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Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ.
Tel: 07530 397 079.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operating on 7¼in. gauge, with steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake. Santa in Dec.

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Cinderbarrow Miniature Railway

Tarn Lane, Yealand Redmayne, Nr Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9RX.

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  • Part disabled access

The ground-level ‘ride-on’ track can accommodate models in 3.5, 5, 7.25in. gauges. The landscaped circuit at the picnic area allows many visitors to…

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Lodge Farm Park Miniature Railway

Lodge Farm Park, Main Road, Romford, Greater London, RM2 5JB.

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  • Part disabled access

New 7 1/4in. gauge railway, around 1,000 yards long. Located in Lodge Farm Park.

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Ferry Meadows Railway

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU.

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  • Part disabled access

10.25in. gauge. Steam & diesel. New Darjeeling loco.

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Fenland Light Railway

Mereside Drove, Ramsey Mereside, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2UE.
Tel: 01487 815 628.

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  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge narrow gauge railway operating steam, electric and petrol locomotives. New double oval track on new site, which is constantly developing.

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Field Place Miniature Railway

Field Place, Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1NP.
Tel: 01273 870 261.

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5in. gauge live steam and diesel outline electric locomotives on an overlapping circular track a quarter mile long. Normally four locomotives are operating…

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Swanley New Barn Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

7 1/4in. gauge, 900 yards. Six steam engines, six diesel engines and three other engines (petrol & electric), over 30 coaches and several freight wagons.…

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Vanstone Woodland Railway

Vanstone Park Garden Centre, Hitchin Road, Codicote, Hertfordshire, SG4 8TH.

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10¼in. gauge woodland railway, 560 yards (512m) long. Trains run at frequent intervals, according to demand, and will normally be diesel hauled.

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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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  • Part disabled access

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

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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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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Lavendon Narrow Gauge Railway

Harrold Road, Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4HU.
Tel: 01234 712 653.

7¼in. gauge. Three steam, one diesel loco. Also there are displays of aircraft cockpits, bygones and railway memorabilia.

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Lappa Valley Railway

St Newlyn East, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5LX.
Tel: 01872 510 317.

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  • Part disabled access

15in. gauge steam railway on former GWR branch line. Two mile return trip. Two steam, two diesel locomotives. Historic Cornish lead mine engine house.…

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Kerr’s Miniature Railway

West Links Park, Queen's Drive, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1QD.
Tel: 01241 879 249.

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  • Souvenir Shop

10¼in. gauge, 400yards. Two steam, three petrol, one diesel locos. Alongside Aberdeen-Edinburgh mainline.

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Heatherslaw Light Railway

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Bentley Miniature Railway

Bentley Country Park, Halland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5AF.
Tel: 0845 867 2583.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Ground level 5in. & 71/4in. gauge, using steam and non-steam locomotives to standard and narrow-gauge profiles. One mile long (71/4in.), with three stations…

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Audley End Miniature Railway

Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB.
Tel: 01799 510 726 .

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

This popular 1.5 mile track railway runs through the beautiful Audley End Estate Woodland, designed by Capability Brown. Boasting hundreds of majestic…

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Thompson Park Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

Nick-named ‘The Lollipop Line’ – the railway is a seven-minute, one kilometre, permanent 7 1/4 inch gauge railway. Steam, electric & internal combustion…

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Wells Harbour Railway

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

  • Part disabled access

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

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Woodseaves Miniature Railway

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

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Summerfields Miniature Railway

High Road, Haynes, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 3BH.
Tel: 01234 743 062.

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  • Part disabled access

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

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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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South Downs Light Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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

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