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Thornes Park Miniature Railway (Wakefield)

Thornes Park, Park Grove Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 8TW.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

The railway has a ground level 7 1/4in. gauge track, which runs for approx. 1/2 mile.

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Ravensprings Park Miniature Railway

Cawcliffe Road, Brighouse, Halifax, Yorkshire, HD6 2HP.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

There are two different railways with both diesel and steam on ground and raised level tracks, with multiple trains running all afternoon around the park.

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Royds Park Miniature Railway

New Street, Liversedge, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, BD19 5LL.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Situated in pleasant surroundings on an old LNER railtrack with 2 1/2in. to 7 1/4in. gauge raised track and 5in. and 7 1/4in. gauge ground level track.…

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Greenhead Park Miniature Railway

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD1 4DT.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

It is a ground level track which runs for 1/3 mile with 7 1/4in. locomotives - both diesel and steam.

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Copsewood Miniature Railway

Copsewood Sports Ground, Allard Way, Binley, Coventry , Warwickshire, CV3 1JP.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

5in. & 7 1/4in running line.

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Pembrey Country Park Miniature Railway

Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA16 0EJ.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Ground level 5in. and 7¼in. gauge track; also elevated 3½in. and 5in. gauge track.

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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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Evergreens Miniature Railway

Dawn Bank, Nr Boston, Lincolnshire, PE23 4AE.
Tel: 01205 750 204.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge, 1500 yds. 10 steam, two petrol and three battery locomotives. Also 400 yard long 5in. gauge track.

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Barnards Miniature Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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.

  • 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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Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

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

  • Parking
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • 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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  • Refreshments
  • 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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  • 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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Swanley New Barn Railway

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

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.

  • 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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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.

  • 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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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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Heatherslaw Light Railway

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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