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Pembrey Country Park Miniature Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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

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Longridge Heritage Centre

The Old Station, Berry Lane, Longridge, Lancashire, PR3 3JP.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is situated in the centre of Longridge by the old Preston and Longridge Railway line, which operated from 1840 to 1967. The former station has been…

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Grantown East: Highland Heritage & Cultural Centre

(East Railway Station), Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3AD.

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  • Part disabled access

Learn about the history of the railway and its importance to the community from the heritage displays of this beautifully renovated railway station. It…

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Wells Harbour Railway

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

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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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  • 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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West Somerset Railway

The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG.
Tel: 01643 704 996.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Britain‘s longest preserved railway operating for 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard near Taunton through the stunning scenery of the Quantock Hills and along…

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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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Amerton Railway

Stowe-by-Chartley, Nr Weston, Staffordshire, ST18 0LA.
Tel: 01785 850 965.

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  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway, one mile long, Sunday service hauled by Bagnall steam locomotive ‘Isobel‘. Saturday trains generally diesel hauled. Working farm…

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Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

5 Hithercroft Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9GQ.
Tel: 01491 835 067.

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  • Part disabled access

The former GWR Cholsey to Wallingford branch with both steam and diesel hauled trains connecting with main line services at Cholsey.

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Fintown Railway

An Mhuc Dubh, Fintown, Co. Donegal, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 7495 46280.

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The only operational railway in Co. Donegal. A three mile restored section of the former County Donegal Railway amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking…

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Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway

Giants Causeway Station, Runkerry Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8SZ.
Tel: 028 2073 2844.

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  • Souvenir Shop

3ft gauge heritage steam railway, two miles in length, laid on the route of the former Giant’s Causeway tramway. Two steam and one diesel locomotives…

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Garw Valley Railway

Pontycymer Locomotive Works, Old Station Yard, Pontycymer, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, CF32 8AZ.

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The railway has the ambitious objective of restoring passenger train services between Pontycymer and Brynmenyn within the next 10 years. It also plans…

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Miller’s Dale Station Visitor Centre & Cafe

Miller's Dale , On the Monsal Trail, Buxton, Derbyshire, .

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Newly opened visitor centre & cafe adjacent to Miller's Dale viaducts on the Monsal Trail long distance path/cycleway in the lovely Peak District countryside.

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Peak Rail

Matlock Station, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NA.
Tel: 01629 580 381.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Standard gauge railway operating between Matlock and Rowsley South on the old St Pancras to Manchester route.

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Alderney Railway

Braye Road Station, Alderney, Alderney, GY9 3DA.
Tel: 07911 739 572.

This standard gauge preserved railway is two miles in length. Motive power is a Vulcan 0-4-0D ‘Elizabeth’, two ex LT 1959 Centenary Tubestock and Wickham…

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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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Insch Connection Museum

Railway Station, North Road, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6XP.
Tel: 07532 223 824.

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Located in the former ticket office of Insch Railway Station. Exhibitions about the people, places and railway of Insch. Working scale model of the station.

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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY.
Tel: 01654 710 472.

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  • Full disabled access

Tells the story of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles with exhibits including locomotives, rolling stock, track, signals, posters and tickets.…

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Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road, Waterside, Patna, Ayrshire, KA6 7JF.
Tel: 00.

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  • Part disabled access

A 'living museum' where unique and historically significant industrial steam and diesel locomotives are restored and can be seen working in an authentic…

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Stradbally Woodland Railway

Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, IRELAND.

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The oldest established heritage railway in Ireland, located in the grounds of Stradbally Hall beside the Rally Field, and Point-to-Point race course. It…

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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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Cambrian Heritage Railways

Oswestry Railway Station, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Passenger trains from Oswestry station to Middleton Road Bridge. Railway Museum in impressive old Cambrian Railways building. Trains also operate from…

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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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