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St Albans South Signal Box

Ridgmont Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AJ.
Tel: 01727 836 131.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The 1892-built box is the largest preserved Midland box in the country, and remains in its original location next to the busy working main line that it…

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Caledonian Railway

Brechin Station, Park Road, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7AF.
Tel: 01356 622 992.

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  • Part disabled access

This standard gauge line runs from Brechin to Bridge of Dun, a distance of four miles on the last remaining Caledonian Railway branch line in Angus. Brechin…

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Penrhyn Castle Industrial Railway Museum

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4HN.
Tel: 01248 353 084.

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  • Part disabled access

Set in the extensive stableblock of Penrhyn Castle, the museum houses a fine collection of historic locomotives and model railways including originals…

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Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

East the Water, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4BB.
Tel: 00.

  • Part disabled access

Restored railway station, replica LSWR signal box, preserved diesel shunter, brake van and PMV. 217m of running line.

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Bentley Miniature Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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

Railways / Miniature Railways

Beer Heights Light Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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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Beale Railway

Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 9NW.
Tel: 01189 767 480.

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  • Full disabled access

It has a 10¼in. narrow gauge diesel railway, the track is approximately a mile in length.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Battlefield Line

Shackerstone Station, Shackerstone, Leicestershire, CV13 6NW.
Tel: 01827 880 754.

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  • Part disabled access

The last remaining part of the former Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway, opened in 1873. The railway captures the very essence of a country line, with steam,…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Barton House Railway

Hartwell Road, The Avenue, Wroxham, Norfolk, NR12 8TL.
Tel: 01603 782 008.

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  • Part disabled access

3½in. & 7¼in. gauge. Complete with full size M and GN accessories and museum. Boat service from Wroxham Bridge.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2PR.
Tel: 01246 475 554.

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Britain’s last operational railway roundhouse saved from demolition in 1991, now a working railway centre with over 70 locomotives on site.

Railways / Rail Centre

Barnards Miniature Railway

Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3LX.
Tel: 0000.

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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.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Bala Lake Railway

The Station, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD.
Tel: 01678 540 666.

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  • Part disabled access

The line runs close to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) from Llanuwchllyn village to within half-mile of Bala centre giving a nine mile return journey. All trains…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Baggeridge Miniature Railway

Baggeridge Country Park, Wombourne, Staffordshire, DY3 4HB.
Tel: 01902 753 795.

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  • Part disabled access

1,400ft of ground level 7.25in., 5in. track and 400ft of 5in. and 3.5in. raised track.

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LF.
Tel: 01803 328 750.

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  • Full disabled access

Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found in the UK, the railway transports passengers from the top of the cliffs to and from Oddicombe…

Railways / Cliff Railway

Avonvale Miniature Railway

Hillers Farm Shop, Dunnington Heath Farm, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5PD.
Tel: 01527 543 350.

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  • Part disabled access

5in. & 7.25in. ground level signalled track with bridges, station, tunnel and interesting gradients.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Avon Valley Railway

Bitton Station , Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, Bristol, BS30 6HD.
Tel: 0117 932 5538.

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  • Part disabled access

Steam trains operate between Bitton Station, Oldland Common and Avon Riverside Stations. Bitton Station and buffet are open daily 0900-1700.

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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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  • 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…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Ashton Court Railway

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, Bristol, BS41 9JN.
Tel: 0117 946 7110.

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The railway site comprises of a raised 3.5in. and 5in. gauge, a 5in. and 7.25in. gauge ground level railway, and a traction engine circuit running inside…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

East View Farm, Stone Lane, Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, NR12 8YW.
Tel: 01603 782 225.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway is a 7¼ inch gauge and set in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside, with steam, diesel and electric trains.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Apedale Valley Light Railway

Apedale Valley Country Park, Loomer Road,, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7LB.
Tel: 0845 094 1953.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway in Apedale Community Country Park. Operated by the Moseley Railway Trust.

Railways / Rail Centre

Amerton Railway

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

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

Railways / Heritage Railways

Alford Valley Railway

Alford Station, Main Street, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8FD.
Tel: 01975 564 332.

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A 2ft gauge diesel operated line from Alford Station to Haughton Park, a distance of one mile.

Railways / Rail Centre

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Cliff Railway House, Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SY23 2DN.
Tel: 01970 617 642.

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  • Full disabled access

The most relaxing way to enjoy this majestic panorama is to travel by train on the longest funicular electric cliff railway in Britain, which has been…

Railways / Cliff Railway

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1JF.
Tel: 01754 897 400.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Approx. ½ mile 600mm gauge railway and uses ex-WD light railway equipment from the First World War. The line runs alongside the Skegness aerodrome and…

Railways / Heritage Railways

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