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Saltburn Miniature Railway

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

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

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Ruislip Lido Railway

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway 2017

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Chingford Miniature Railway

Ridgeway Park, Peel Close,, off Old Church Road, Chingford, Greater London, E4 6XU.
Tel: 0000.

  • Part disabled access

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.
Tel: 0151 648 2967.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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

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Royal Victoria Railway

Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 5GA.
Tel: 023 80 456 246.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

10 1/4in. gauge, one mile. Six steam, two petrol and three diesel locomotives.

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Orchid Line

Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, IM7 5EA.
Tel: 01624 897 323.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. gauge, 1,000 yards. Eight steam locomotives, one petrol and one battery, round a half mile circuit of the park.

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Rainsbrook Valley Railway

Onley Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5QD.
Tel: 01788 842 709.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. approx 1,100 yards; 3.5in. & 5in. gauge, 375 yards.

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Porterswick Junction Light Railway

Hidden Valley Discovery Park, Tredidon, St Thomas, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8SJ.
Tel: 01566 86463.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. gauge railway. Over a mile in length. Attention to detail with telegraph poles, signal box, bridges and a 110ft tunnel. Steam and I/C locos.

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Pinewood (Wokingham) Miniature Railway

Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road , Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ.
Tel: 07599 969 579.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

The railway consists of 5in. & 7 1/4in. dual gauge ground level track that runs for nearly half a mile through delightful Berkshire woodland with steam…

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North Bay Railway

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Y012 6PF.
Tel: 01723 368 791.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Run steam outline LNER style A3 locomotives since 1931. Built to 20in. gauge, the line takes visitors from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering…

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Ness Islands Railway

Whin Park, Bught Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV3 5SS.
Tel: 01463 235 533.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Britain’s most northern public miniature railway. 7.25in. gauge, 800 yards. One diesel locomotive and one steam loco.

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Mizens Railway

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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

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Lodge Farm Park Miniature Railway

Lodge Farm Park, Main Road, Romford, Essex, RM2 5JB.
Tel: 07757 321 851.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

New 7 1/4in. gauge railway, around 1,000 yards long, being extended and located in Lodge Farm Park.

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Lappa Valley Railway

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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Lakeshore Railroad

South Marine Park, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2NN.
Tel: 07745 350 983.

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  • Refreshments

Curently the only public, steam working 9 1/2 inch gauge railway in the UK, Lakeshore Railroad was first opened in 1972. Running for just under a third…

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Kerr’s Miniature Railway

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

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop

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

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Moors Valley Railway

Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2ET.
Tel: 01425 471 415.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Extensive 71/4in. gauge miniature railway, one mile in length. Steam & diesel locomotives.

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Heatherslaw Light Railway 2017

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Harlington Locomotive Society

High Street, Harlington, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 5ET.
Tel: 01895 851 168.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

Large circuit of track of both 5in. & 3 1/2in. gauge incorporating a small tunnel as well as a sizeable Gauge One live steam layout with two running lines…

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Great Cockcrow Railway

Hardwick Lane, Lyne, Nr Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0AD.
Tel: 01932 565 474.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments

7¼in. gauge miniature railway. Signalled and track circuited. Normal run 2,000 yards. 26 steam, three battery and one petrol locomotives.

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Field Place Miniature Railway

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

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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Ferry Meadows Railway

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU.
Tel: 01933 398 889.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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

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