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Railways / Miniature Railways

Thompson Park Railway

Nick-named ‘The Lollipop Line’ – the railway is a seven-minute, one kilometre, permanent 7 1/4 inch gauge railway. Steam, electric & internal combustion locomotives.


  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access


Burnley & Pendle MRS


Thompson Park Colne Road Burnley Lancashire BB11 2AA

Open days

2 Mar-Oct Sat-Sun & BHol. Wed in school hols. 1200-1600


By Bus: various

By Rail: Burnley / 0.5 miles

The railway with its new section of track in place has now doubled the length of its running line, making the total ride about one mile.

Operated by the Burnley & Pendle Miniature Railway Society, whose members are keen to ensure that passengers have a most enjoyable experience, as well as trying to pass on the knowledge and interest to the younger generation.

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