Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period
country railway. A pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal
boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt. A large and varied
collection of operational vintage steam and diesel engines, carriages
and wagons that represent much of our Railway Heritage is available to
Important information for all visitors: Please note that dogs are not
permitted anywhere on the railway site.
Visit our attraction for all ages. A few of our volunteers have
developed a miniature railway in a Garden Environment. SM32 and G gauge
trains run around 100 metres of track through a tunnel, stations and
over bridges. Can you find Nessie? Fully functioning most weekends,
7ΒΌ" Miniature Railway
Opened in 2008 this has now been partially relocated and extended with
two new stations and a turntable. The ride is 600 metres long and
should operate, weather permitting, on all main railway open days.
Two 00 gauge model layouts. Operated by Halstead Model Railway Club.
Open only on special days. Call railways for dates.
Open most operational Sundays and at special events. See how our
railway has developed over the years, and the previous Colne Valley
& Halstead Railway's early history.
Meander amongst rare breeds in our adjoining Farm Park. Enjoy the
woodland picnic area, walk beside the River Colne and wander around
This working Signalbox is open for visitors on all operational days.
'Sidings' Buffet Car
The 'Sidings' Buffet carriage is open every day the trains are running.
A typical menu includes all day breakfasts, light lunches, cream teas,
freshly made sandwiches, home made cakes and refreshments. Parties are
catered for with menus to suit the occasion.
Open all operational days and at special events, stocking a wide
selection of Thomas toys and Railway souvenirs.
- Steam or Diesel Driving Experiences - Gift Certificates now
- Dining Trains - Murder Mystery Evening or Sunday Lunches
- Days Out With Thomas - Gift Certificates available
- Season Tickets - This offers great discount for both Thomas
and Santa events as well as entrance for 12 months from date of issue
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