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Leighton Buzzard Railway, Billington

Leighton Buzzard Railway

Pages Park Station
Billington Road
Tel: +44(0)1525 373888
Fax: +44(0)1525 377814
Email: click here
Leighton Buzzard Railway online: information and bookings

We operate what is probably the only substantial survivor of the large number of 2 foot (610mm) gauge light railways built in Britain for industrial use. Opened in 1919 to transport sand, the line has carried a steam-hauled passenger train service since 1968, and now houses one of the largest and most important collections of narrow-gauge stock in the country. Both the collection and the railway itself are covered by our Registered Museum designation.

In typical light-railway fashion, the line features sharp curves, steep gradients--up to 1:25 (4%)--numerous level crossings of roads, and a long stretch of roadside running, as it follows the local geography, rather than imposing itself on it. There is always something new around the next corner.

Today’s Leighton Buzzard Railway offers a 70-minute round trip from Page’s Park to Stonehenge Works, which is in the Bedfordshire countryside to the north of the town. The current track is just under 3 miles (4.8km) long. The original line continued for another 0.75 mile (1 km) to Double Arches, and restoration of this section is a long-term objective.

All children receive a free Rail Trail activity and information pack, and more information about the route of the railway can be found in the Souvenir Guide, which is on sale in the shop.

The railway is managed and operated by the volunteer members of the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society, which is a non-profit organisation with charitable status. You are very welcome to come and join us, and help preserve this unique piece of industrial history.

Leighton Buzzard Railway, Billington

Railway, Restaurant/Tea Room, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available, Special events.

If you have a special event or outing to organise, make it memorable with a party booking on the Leighton Buzzard Railway.

Any group of 10 or more fare-paying passengers, booking in advance and travelling together on a scheduled train, gets a 20% discount off all fares, plus reserved seats. Coach drivers receive free travel on the train, and a refreshment voucher.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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