The Railways

Public railways in the UK

We welcome information on all railways from 8″ to 12 1/2″ gauge, especially any not listed below. Please get in touch with additions and amendments.

It is well worth visiting the public railways listed; each has a different feel and often serve very different purposes. You can use the search box above the table to find a particular railway and you can click on each column title to list the railways in the manner that best suits you.

There are additional private railways that have open days, usually to raise funds for a charity, and details of such open days will appear on this site in the News section when we receive details.

TitleRegionGauge – TypeAddressContact10Q id
Audley End Miniature RailwayEastern10 1/4" Extensive LineAudley End Road
Saffron Walden, Essex,
CB11 4JB
audley-end-railway.co.uk1
Bankside Miniature RailwaySouthern8 1/4" Unique LineBrambridge Park Garden Centre,
Kiln Lane,
Brambridge, Hampshire
SO50 6HT
Website3
Beale Light RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Added AttractionBeale Park,
Pangbourne, Berkshire
RG8 9NH
Website4
Bickington Steam RailwayWestern10 1/4" Extensive Line / Added AttractionTrago Mills Shopping & Leisure Centre, Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6J2
Bressingham Garden RailwayEastern10 1/4"
15"
24"
4' - 8.1/2"
Extensive Attraction
Bressingham Steam Experience,
Thetford Road,
Bressingham, Norfolk
IP22 2AB
Website5
Brooklands Miniature RailwaySouthern10 1/4" Added AttractionBrooklands Pleasure Park,
Western Road, Lancing,
West Sussex
BN15 8RR
6
Buxton Miniature RailwayNorth Midlands12 1/4" Added AttractionPavilion Gardens,
St Johns Road,
Buxton, Derbyshire,
SK17 6XN
7
Cattle Country RailwayWestern10 1/4" Added Attraction Cattle Country Adventure Park
Berkeley Heath Farm,
Berkeley, Gloucestershire
GL13 9EW
Website8
Chichester & District SMESouthern10 1/4"
7 1/4"
5"
3.1/2"
Unique MES Line
Blackberry Lane,
Chichester. West Sussex
PO19 7FS
cdsme.co.uk9
Craigiemains Garden Centre RailwayScotland10.1/4"
Added Attraction
Craigiemains Garden Centre
Main Street
Ballantrae. Girvan.
Ayeshire
KA26 0NB
Website48
Delamont Miniature RailwayNorthern Ireland10 1/4" Added Attraction Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh, County Down, BT30 9RGdelamontcountrypark.com11
Dinosaur Woodland RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Added AttractionParadise Wildlife Park,
White Stubbs Lane,
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire,
EN10 7QA
pwpark.com12
Eastleigh Lakeside RailwaySouthern10 1/4"
7 1/4"
Extensive Line
Lakeside Country Park,
Wide Lane,
Eastleigh, Hampshire
SO50 5PE
steamtrain.co.uk13
Exbury Garden Steam RailwaySouthern12 1/4" Means of Transport Around GardensExbury Gardens, Exbury
Southampton. Hampshire
SO45 1AZ
Website14
Exmouth ExpressWestern10 1/4" Added AttractionQueens Drive,
Exmouth, Devon
EX8 2AY
Website15
Fairbourne RailwayWales & Borders12 1/4" Extensive Line / Means of TransportBeach Road,
Fairbourne, Gwynedd
LL38 2EX
fairbournerailway.com16
Faversham Miniature RailwaySouthern9"
Unique Line
Brogdale Farm
Brogdale Road
Faversham, Kent
ME13 8XZ
favershamminiaturerailway.co.uk17
Ferry Meadows RailwayEastern10 1/4" Means of transport / Added AttractionNene Park, Ham Lane
Peterborough. Cambridgeshire
PE2 5UU
ferrymeadowsrailway.co.uk18
Garw Miniature RailwayWales & Borders10 1/4" Added AttractionOld Station Yard, Pontycymer, Bridgend, Glamorganshire, CF32 8AZgarw-railway.co.uk

19
Hall Leys Miniature RailwayNorth Midlands9 1/2" Added AttractionHall Leys Park
Crown Square
Matlock, Derbyshire
DE4 3AT
20
Happy Mount ExpressNorth Western10 1/4" Added AttractionHappy Mount Park,
Marine Road East,
Morecombe, Lancashire
LA4 5AQ
happymountpark.co.uk21
Hastings Miniature RailwaySouthern10 1/4" Seaside Attraction / Means of TransportRock a Nore Road,
Hastings, East Sussex
TN34 3DW
Website22
Hatfield House Miniature RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Added AttractionHatfield House
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 5NQ
Website31
Highland Light RailwayScotland10 1/4" Added AttractionMill of Logierait Farm,
Pitlochry,
Perthshire, Scotland
PH9 0LH
highlandlightrailway.co.uk23
Hotham Park RailwaySouthern12 1/4" Added AttractionHotham Park,
Bognor Regis, West Sussex,
PO21 1HN
hothamparkrailway.co.uk24
Jungle ExpressWestern10 1/4" Added AttractionPaignton Zoo
Totnes Road
Paignton, Devon
TQ4 7EU
Website35
Kerrs Miniature RailwayScotland10 1/4" Seaside AttractionWest Links Park,
Arbroath,
Angus, Scotland
kerrsminiaturerailway.co.uk25
Lake Shore RailroadNorth Eastern9 1/2" Added AttractionSouth Marine Park,
South Shields, Tyne & Wear
NE33 2PE
Website27
Littlehampton Miniature RailwaySouthern12 1/4" Seaside AttractionMewsbrook Park,
Littlehampton Sussex
BN16 2NB
littlehamptonrailway.co.uk28
Melton Mowbray Miniature RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Added AttractionWilton Park,
Leicester Road,
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
LE13 0DA
Website53
Mortocombe Miniature RailwayMidlands10.1/4"
7 .1/4"
Added Attraction
Wyevale Garden Centre,
Newbury Road
Chilton, Oxfordshire
OX11 0PG
30
Newby Hall Miniature RailwayNorth Eastern10 1/4" Added AttractionNewby Hall
Ripon, North Yorkshire,
HG4 5AE
newbyhallandgardens.com32
Newlyn Branch LineWestern10 1/4" Extensive LineLappa Valley Steam Railway
Newlyn East,
Newquay, Cornwall
TR8 5LX
Website33
Orchard Farm Lakeside RailwayNorth Eastern10 1/4"
15"
Added Attraction
Orchard Farm Holiday Village,
Hunmanby, North Yorkshire
YO14 0PU
Website34
Pettitts Miniature RailwayEastern10.1 /4" Added AttractionPettitts Animal Adventure Park,
Church Road,
Reedham, Norfolk,
NR13 3UA
Website36
Poole Park Miniature RailwayWestern10 1/4" Added AttractionPoole Park, Parkstone Road,
Poole, Dorset
BH15 2SF
pooleparktrains.co.uk37
Queen's Park RailwayNorth Midlands10 1/4" Added AttractionBoythorpe Road,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
S40 2ND
38
Rio Grande Miniature RailwayNorth Eastern10 1/4" Added AttractionSavilles Garden Centre
Garforth Cliff, Selby Road,
Garforth, Leeds
LS25 5AQ
Website39
Rio Grande RailwayWestern10 1/4" Added AttractionLodmoor Country Park,
Weymouth, Dorset
DT4 7SX
Website40
Ropley Miniature RailwaySouthern10 1/4"
4' - 8.1/2"
Added Attraction
The Mid Hants Railway,
Station Road, Ropley
Hampshire
SO24 0BL
Website29
Royal Victoria RailwaySouthern10 1/4" Extensive LineRoyal Victoria Country Park,
Netley, Southampton.
Hampshire
SO31 5GA
royalvictoriarailway.co.uk41
Rudyard Lake Steam RailwayNorth Midlands10 1/4" Means of Transport / Extensive LineRudyard Station
Rudyard Road, Rudyard
Nr Leek, Staffordshire
ST13 8PF
rlsr.org42
Ruislip Lido RailwayMidlands12"
Added Attraction / Unique Line
Reservoir Road,
Ruislip, Hillingdon,
HA4 7TY
ruisliplidorailway.org43
Shibden Hall Miniature RailwayNorth Eastern10 1/4" Added AttractionShibden Park,
Listers Road,
Halifax, Calderdale, Yorkshire
HX3 6XG
Website44
South Downs Light RailwaySouthern10 1/4" Added AttractionWyevale Garden Centre
Stopham Road,
Pulborough, West Sussex,
RH20 1DS
sdlrs.com45
St Annes Miniature RailwayNorth Western10 1/4" Seaside AttractionSeafront,
St Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire
Phone: 01772 54743150
Stapleford Miniature RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Extensive LineStapleford Park,
nr Melton Mowbray Leicestershire
LE14 2SF
fsmr.org.uk51
Sutton Hall RailwayEastern10 1 /4" Added AttractionTabors Farm, Sutton Hall
Shopland Road, Sutton
Rochford, Essex
SS4 1Lq
Phone: 01702 33433752
Thurleigh Farm RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Added AttractionCross End,
Thurliegh, Bedfordshire.
MK44 2EE
thurleighfarmcentre.co.uk10
Twycross Zoo Miniature RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Added AttractionTwycross Zoo, Burton Road.
Atherstone, Warwickshire,
CV9 3PX
Website55
Vanstone Miniature RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Added AttractionVanstone Park Garden Centre,
Hitchin Road,
Codicote, Herts,
SG4 8TH
vanstonerailway.co.uk56
Watford Miniature RailwayMidlands10 1/4" Added AttractionCassiobury Park,
Watford, Hertfordshire
WD18 7LG
Website58
Wat Tyler Miniature RailwayEastern10.1 /4" Added AttractionWat Tyler Country Park,
Pitsea Hall Lane,
Pitsea, Basildon, Essex
SS16 4UH
website57
Wells & Walsingham Light RailwayEastern10 1/4" Means of TransportWells Next-the-Sea, Norfolk
NR23 1QB
wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk59
Wells Harbour RailwayEastern10 1/4" Means of TransportPinewoods, Beach Road,
Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
NR23 1DR
Website60
Woodland RailwayWestern10 1/4" Added AttractionBrokerswood Country Park,
Westbury, Wilts
BA13 4EH
Website26