Local Railway Attractions

The Mid-Hants Railway (The Watercress Line):
Running from a main-line connection at Alton through rolling countryside to Alresford in Hampshire, the line portrays Southern practice in the 1960 era. It operates every weekend and most weekdays from May to September. See http://www.watercressline.co.uk for further information on services, special events and facilities.

The Great Cockcrow Railway:
This is a 7¼ in gauge line located in Lyne, near Chertsey, Surrey. The railway offers an intensive service over two routes, each over two miles long. The site has some twenty steam locomotives and several petrol units. The site is open every Sunday afternoon between Easter and October and certain other afternoons.  See http://www.cockcrow.co.uk for further information on services, special events and facilities.

The Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway:
This is a 1km line with gauges of 7¼”, 5″ and 3½” with varied resident and visiting locomotives. Train rides on the first Sunday of each month between March and November. There are a number of additional sessions during school holidays and some Bank Holidays
Further information available at http://www.flmr.org 

Woking Miniature Railway Society Ltd:
Operates every Sunday afternoon from the start of May until the end of September and Thursday Afternoons in August at Barrs Lane, Knaphill, Woking.  Further information available at http://www.wmrs.co.uk

Malden and District Society of Model Engineers Ltd
Operates the Thames Ditton Miniature Railway, Claygate Lane, Thames Ditton, which can be seen from the main line near Hampton Court Junction. Re railway operates Easter Sunday and Monday, then the first Sunday of the month and every Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday until the first Sunday in October.
Further information is available at https://www.malden-dsme.org/

Stoke Park Railway, Guildford

Operated by Guildford Model Engineering Society at their site in Stoke Park, Guildford with access from London Road, GU1 1TU.  Regular public open events on 3rd Sundays include miniature passenger hauling trains running on 3½” and 5″ gauge raised track and also 7¼” gauge ground level track.  Both feature live steam and diesel outline electric locomotives.  16mm and Gauge 1 Garden Railways featuring mainly live steam locomotives, and 4mm indoor layout.  Additional week-day running during school holidays.  Refreshments available. Dates are listed on the GMES website, http://www.gmes.org.uk and also on Facebook.  Free entry, pay for the train rides and refreshments. Card payments accepted.

Last updated: 31st January