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Bridgend Miniature Railway

Fountain Road (opposite the Nature Reserve), Aberkenfig, Bridgend, Bridgend, CF32 0EH.
Tel: 0000.

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Miniature railway of various gauges is located in over four acres of woodland adjacent to the Parc Slip Nature Reserve.

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Sutton Hall Railway

Tabors Farm, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1LQ.
Tel: 01702 622 057.

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10¼in. gauge, 1.25 miles. ‘Britannia’ class steam locomotive and one PE locomotive.

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Giants Causeway & Bushmills Railway

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

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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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Cavan & Leitrim Railway

Station House, Station Road, Dromod, Co. Leitrim, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 71 9638 599.

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So far 1/4 mile of this famous 3ft gauge railway has been rebuilt and a large collection of narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock are on site. Also…

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Whitehead Railway Museum

Castleview Road, Whitehead, Co. Antrim, BT38 9NA.
Tel: 028 9337 3968.

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The museum has five galleries which combines the past with the present, where you can get really close up to the historic steam locomotives and carriages…

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Headhunters Barbers Shop & Railway Museum

5 Darling Street, Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7DP.
Tel: 028 6632 7488.

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Take a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of the railway vividly to life. Start a journey of discovery at the reconstructed Railway…

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Beer Heights Light Railway

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

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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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The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – West Shed

c/o: The Midland Railway, Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ.
Tel: 01773 743 986.

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Visit the West Shed to see historic steam locomotives and railway carriages with displays, films and an active engineering workshop. Whether you’re a…

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Battlefield Line

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

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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,…

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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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Teifi Valley Railway

Station Yard, Henllan, Llandysul, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SA44 5TD.
Tel: 01559 371 077.

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A 2ft gauge railway along part of the former GWR branch from Pencader Junction to Newcastle Emlyn. Over 1.75 miles of track has now been laid and both…

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Cambrian Heritage Railways – Oswestry

Oswestry Railway Station, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE.
Tel: 01691 688 763.

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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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Cambrian Heritage Railways – Llynclys

Llynclys South Station, Llynclys, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8BX.
Tel: 01691 728 131.

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Passenger trains through the beautiful Shropshire countryside to Pen y Garreg halt. Also trains from Oswestry.

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Weardale Railway

Stanhope Station, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2YS.
Tel: 01388 526 203.

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An 18 mile heritage line which runs from a connection with the main railway network at Bishop Auckland in County Durham to Eastgate in the Weardale Area…

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

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Midland Railway – Butterley

Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ.
Tel: 01773 570 140.

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Preserved Midland, LMS and BR items in a living museum on 3.5 miles standard gauge line, also one mile 2ft gauge on a 57 acre museum site. Miniature railway.…

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Leighton Buzzard Railway

Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TG.
Tel: 01525 373 888.

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Probably England's oldest continuously operating narrow-gauge railway. Built in 1919 from Great War surplus materials to serve the local sand quarrying…

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Heckington Railway Museum

Station Building, Station Road, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9JJ.
Tel: 01529 460 836.

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Housed in the former station building of 1859, the museum contains exhibits and artefacts from GNR, GWR, etc.

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Heatherslaw Light Railway

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

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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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Locomotion

Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

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70 railway heritage vehicles from the National Collection. Discover more about Shildon's role as the world's first railway town and the life of railway…

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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW.
Tel: 01229 717 171.

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The longest and oldest narrow gauge railway in the Lake District National Park, known affectionately locally as 'La’al Ratty' meaning “little”. There…

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Devon Railway Centre

The Station, Bickleigh, Nr Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG.
Tel: 01884 855 671.

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Preserved GWR station, passenger carrying 2ft gauge and miniature railways, model railway exhibition, new model village museum.

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Mizens Railway

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

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

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Volks Electric Railway

Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1EN.
Tel: 01273 292 718.

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Opened in 1883 and was the first electric railway in Great Britain. The line has a gauge of 2ft 8.5in. and runs for approx. 1.25 miles from Palace Pier…

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