Colne Valley Railway

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  • Colne Valley Railway
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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 explore around.

Important information for all visitors: Please note that dogs are not permitted anywhere on the railway site.

Garden Railway
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, weather permitting.

7¼” 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.

Model Railway
Two 00 gauge model layouts. Operated by Halstead Model Railway Club. Open only on special days. Call railways for dates.

Exhibition Centre
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.

Farm Park
Meander amongst rare breeds in our adjoining Farm Park. Enjoy the woodland picnic area, walk beside the River Colne and wander around animal pens.

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.

Station Shop
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 available
  • 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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