Category Archives: Railway visits

Ropley Miniature Railway

The 10 1/4 inch gauge Ropley Miniature Railway runs alongside the Mid Hants Railway ‘The Watercress Line’. A previous line closed in August 2012 as the area needed to be redeveloped due to the arrival of the ‘Harry Potter’ footbridge … Continue reading

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Queen Mary’s Hospital Railway

The Queen Mary’s Hospital Railway also known as the Stonecot Hill Railway was a 10 1/4 inch gauge miniature railway located in the grounds of Queen Mary’s Children’s Hospital at Carshalton in Surrey. The railway operated between 1968 and 1997 … Continue reading

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Eight & a quarter inch gauge railway

The unusual 8 1/4 inch gauge elevated Bankside Miniature Railway near Eastleigh first opened in 1977. The track is about 300 yards long with a balloon loop returning trains to the station where the whole train, locomotive and carriages, is … Continue reading

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First Ingfield Diesel Day

Ingfield’s first ever Diesel Gala was held in March 2015 and resulted in nine locomotives being in action. Everyone who attended had a fantastic day despite some inclement weather. If you have any further information, loco owners etc about the … Continue reading

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Ruislip Lido Railway

The platform at Woody Bay station on the 12 inch gauge Ruislip Lido Railway has been extended over the winter months. The extension is slightly higher than the existing platform. The railway is about a mile long and trains operate … Continue reading

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Visit to the Royal Victoria

The 10 1/4 inch gauge Royal Victoria railway at Netley in Hampshire has recently completed a new station with an overall roof and two platforms. Trains will eventually start from the new station, before passing through the existing sheds and … Continue reading

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A visit to Eastleigh

Eastleigh Lakeside Railway is one of the very few dual gauge railways open to the public. As the track can accommodate both 7 1/4 inch and 10 1/4 inch gauge stock it has proved very popular for visiting locomotives. The … Continue reading

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