Amberley Museum

Address: Houghton Bridge,, Amberley,, ARUNDEL,, West Sussex, BN18 9LT
Telephone: 01798 831370   Fax: 01798 831831   Email   Website
Gauge: 2'       Length: 0.4 miles      * Map     * Directions

A 36 Acre open-air working museum dedicated to the industrial of South-East England

 

Audley End Miniature Railway

Address: c/o Audley End Estate Office, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JL
Telephone: 01799 541354   Fax: 01799 542134   Email   Website
Gauge: 10.25"       Length: 1.5 miles      * Map     * Directions

Lord Braybrooke's private Railway running through the woods forming part of the historic Audley End Park. From April to October open every Saturday and Sunday afternoon and daily in school holidays all from 2pm. Santa Specials in December.

 

Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway

Address: The Warren, Bredgar, Kent, ME9 8AT
Telephone: 01622 884254   Fax: 01622 884668   Website
Gauge: 2'       Length: 0.6 miles      * Map     * Directions

 

Eastleigh Lakeside Railway

Address: Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire,
Telephone: 02380 636612   Email   Website
Gauge: 10" /       Length: 1.25 miles      * Map     * Directions

 

Hollycombe Steam Collection

Address: Iron Hill, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LP
Telephone: 01428 724900   Fax: 01428 723682   Email   Website
Gauge: 2'/7.25       Length: 1.5/ miles      * Map     * Directions

 

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Address: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EN
Telephone: 020 8568 4757   Website
Gauge: 2'       Length: 0.1 miles      * Map     * Directions

The Kew Bridge Steam Museum is housed in the Victorian Kew Bridge pumping station. In addtion to its excellent collection of stationary pumping engines, the Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society runs a short demonstration line in the grounds. Although only about 100 yards long, the line has two steam locomotives: Cloister and Wendy.

 

Leighton Buzzard Railway

Address: Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TN
Telephone: 01525 373888   Fax: 01525 377814   Email   Website
Gauge: 2'       Length: 3 miles      * Map     * Directions

Built in 1919 to carry sand from the pits to the north of Leighton Buzzard to the canal and standard gauge railway to the south, the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway was the epitome of an English narrow gauge industrial railway. Although it briefly used two steam locomotives when it opened, for almost all of its lifetime it used characteristic Motor Rail "Simplex" petrol and diesel locos. These were first developed for use in the trenches of the first world war and continue in production today. The line eventually had more than 40 of these rail tractors, with many more employed in the sand quarries themselves.

In 1969 the railway sucuumbed to road transport, but a few dedicated volunteers saved most of the line and restored it to working order. For the first time in its history, passengers were carried. Steam haulage was re-introduced after a 50 years absence. The line now runs from Pages Park to Stonehenge and offers a fascinating glimpse into Britain's industrial past. In addition to a collection of steam locomotives from the UK and around the globe, the Leighton Buzzard has perhaps the most comprehensive collection of ex-industrial internal combustion loocomotives in the world. It offers a ride that passes through industrial units, housing estates and open countryside and climbs what may be the steepest section of adhesion-worked public railway in the UK.

 

Moors Valley Railway & Country Park

Address: Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Hampshire,
Telephone: 01425 471415   Email   Website
Gauge: 7.25"       Length: 1 miles      * Map     * Directions

 

Pinewood Miniature Railway

Address: Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ
Telephone:   Email   Website
Gauge: ??       Length: 0.75 miles      * Map     * Directions

 

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Address: New Romney Station, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8PL
Telephone: 01797 362353   Website
Gauge: 15"       Length: 13.5 miles      * Map     * Directions

 

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway

Address: Milton Road, Sittingbourne, Kent,
Telephone:   Website
Gauge: 2' 6"       Length: 2 miles      * Map     * Directions

 

Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills

Address: The Lodge, Powdermill Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1BN
Telephone:   Website
Gauge: 18"       Length: 0 miles      * Map     * Directions

Having purchased the surviving 18" gauge locomotives from the Bicton Woodland Railway, the Royal Gunpowdert Mills are now creating a narrow gauge line at their site to show the role railways played in the development of the armaments industry. This is particularly appropriate since two of the ex-Bicton locos are the sole survivors of the Woolwich Royal Armaments complex that had an extensive rail system. These locos are "Woolwich" an 0-4-0T built by Avonside in 1916 and "Carnegie" a Bo-Bo diesel built by Hunslet in 1954.

Although not yet operational it is hoped to be running passenger services, probably on a 2' 6" demonstration line in 2005.

 

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