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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Visitor Centre
Visitor Centre
Metropolitan No.1
Metropolitan No.1
Travelling Post Office
Travelling Post Office
Rewley Road Station
Rewley Road Station

Located in the heart of beautiful countryside and covering a mammoth 25 acres, the Centre promises a charming and nostalgic day out.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Operator

Quainton Railway Society

Address

Quainton Road Station Quainton Nr Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP22 4BY

  • 01296 655 720
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Open days

11-14, 18 Feb; Sun-Wed 30 Mar-28 Oct. Some Sat for events. Static most weekdays but steam Wed 11 Jul-5 Sep. Santas in Dec.

Travel

By Bus: 16

By Rail: Aylesbury Parkway / 4.00 miles

Whatever your interest area is almost certainly we can fill it! We have locomotives and carriages from the later 1800s such as the Beattie well tank of 1874, and the Metropolitan Railway tank (1898), a unique London Chatham & Dover Railway coach (1880) and a Great Northern Rly brake third of 1890 through to BR era stock which is used for passenger rides in the Up Yard. The London & North Western Rly kitchen diner of 1901 has the finest interior of any carriage to survive from that era and is coupled to a LNWR sleeper of 1907 now in use as a Cinema Coach. Grouping stock from the GWR, LNER and LMS is on display as are 3 GWR locos including Castle class Defiant. Our 'Wightwick Hall' and 7200 are both under restoration. Steam trains in the Down Yard, are operated on busier days using engines drawn from our large collection of industrial locomotives.

Many railways have a cattle dock but ours is still believed to be the only one with a restored cattle wagon (and cow). The weighbridge hut tells its own story and how it fits into a country goods yard. As befits a goods yard we have an extensive collection of goods vehicles including one of the most complete “sets” of BR standard goods vehicles.

In the Buffer Depot Museum are a wide variety of interesting things waiting to be discovered from a Passimeter and a Post Office railway car to a BR(S) Horse Box and an American velocipede. We have been collecting since 1962 and have a large and diverse collection of the smaller items such as signs and plates, rule books and tin plate toys.

We normally recommend that you should allow 2 to 3 hours for a visit but if you have a deep interest then this may not be long enough. If there is something that you particularly wish to see then please contact us in advance of your visit on 01296 655720 and we will do our best to help.

 

Events

Fri 30th Mar - Mon 2nd Apr: Easter Days Out with Thomas

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Railways

Sun 6th - Mon 7th May 2018: Steam Gala & Model Railway Exhibition

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.
Tel: 01296 655 450.

Industrial Steam Gala including up to six locos in steam, double heading, freight trains, Driver for a Tenner and Brake Van Rides. Also several Model Railway…

Models / Railways

Mon 28th May 2018: Annual Bus Rally

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.
Tel: 01296 655 450.

Steaming day plus annual bus rally with the Veteran Cycle Club of Great Britain. You can expect to see around 20 buses and a dozen vintage bicycles and…

Buses / Railways

Sun 17th Jun 2018: Historic Commercial Vehicle Rally

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.
Tel: 01296 655 720.

The 34th Ridgeway Run for Historic Commercial Vehicles starts in Henley and finishes at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.  Up to 60 historic vehicles…

Commercial Vehicles / Miniature Railway / Railways

Sat 30th Jun - Sun 1st Jul: Day Out with Thomas

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Railways

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Sep 2018: Day Out with Thomas

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Railways

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Sep 2018: Traction Engine Rally

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.
Tel: 01296 655 450.

An exciting weekend of steaming monsters, side shows, stalls and displays.  

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fire Appliances / Motorbikes / Railways / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

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