Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A fun day out for the whole family!
THIS SUNDAY: Teddy's Train Ride: When kids with a teddy go FREE!
Also visiting on Sunday 28th May is the Veteran-Cycle Club with their stunning display of bicycles from the earliest days to the present, of all shapes and sizes. Did you know that 2017 marks the 200th birthday of the bicycle?! Come and celebrate with us at The Railway!
Bus Rally: Bank Holiday Monday 29th May - 10.30am-5pm
Come and see our collection of visiting heritage buses at our Annual Bus Rally! Enjoy unlimited steam train rides and our extensive railway museum. Go for a trip on our heritage bus shuttle to Aylesbury Vale Parkway!
Thomas is coming back in July!
What an amazing Easter weekend we had with Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, Mavis and The Fat Controller at Easter. If you missed him, don't worry - he'll be back on July 1st-2nd and September 2nd-3rd. Pre-booking is already open!
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We have two job vacancies!
Our Next Steaming Days
We have Steaming Days offering steam train rides every Sunday throughout the season. We open from 10.30am-5pm. For Special Events click on the tab on the bar above...
- Sunday 28th May: Special Family Steaming Event: Teddy's Train Ride - Kids with a teddy go FREE! AND: Veteran-Cycle Club display
- B/H Monday 29th May: Bus Rally - Steaming Day
- Wednesday 31st May: Wednesday Steaming Day (during school half term break)
- Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June: Steampunk Weekend and Miniature Traction Engine Rally
- Sunday 11th June: Steaming Day
- Sunday 18th June: Father's Day - Ridgeway Run Historic Commercial Vehicle Rally - Lots of old vehicles to admire
‘Cornwall’ coming to Quainton!
Cornwall is coming to take the place of Castle Class 4-6-0 No. 5080 Defiant, due to its return to Tysley for proposed overhaul to mainline standards. LNWR 2-2-2 tender loco No. 3020 ‘Cornwall’ is coming to Quainton soon on loan from The National Railway Museum. Built in 1847, ‘Cornwall’ will be displayed alongside two LNWR liveried carriages and will take pride of place in our stunning ‘Rewley Road’ Visitor Centre. Rather appropriately, the building was also built by LNWR in the centre of Oxford, before being relocated to the Quainton site. ‘Cornwall’ will hopefully be with us for approximately two years. We are thrilled to be welcoming such a stunning locomotive to our collection, and it is anticipated that the change-over will take place sometime in May.
Types of Open Days at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Our standard Steaming Days are every Sunday from April 2nd until 29th October... (we are open other days too, see below for more information!) We open from 10.30am - 5pm on Sundays. (Last admissions one hour before closing).
Steaming Days are our normal, working open days - every Sunday from April 2nd to October 29th, and Wednesdays during the school holidays (April 5th & 12th, May 31st, then July 12th-August 30th, and October 25th). On our Steaming Days you get unlimited free steam train rides on our 1/3 mile length of track! There are lots of other engines, coaches and carriages on display to see and learn about - some are newly restored and others are awaiting restoration. Take a trip (£1 per person age 3+) on our 1km long, ride-on miniature steam railway pictured below (a delight for the children - but the adults love it too!) and visit our extensive museum. We also have a beautiful glass-roofed visitor centre with more to see, including meticulously restored engines and carriages from times past. We also have a shop and cafe, selling hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, a big (free) on-site car park, four lots of toilets around the site, two footbridges (one with disabled access) and plenty of picnic areas... Come and spend the day with us!
Our Static Days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from April until October... We open from 10.30am - 4.30pm. (Last admissions one hour before closing).
Static Days are our quieter days when the whole site is open, including the visitor centre and museum, but the trains aren't running so we don't offer train rides. There are lots of engines, coaches and carriages on display to see and learn about around the site - some are newly restored and others are awaiting restoration. The café only sells self-service drinks (hot and cold) and snacks on these days and the shop isn't open. Admission prices are much reduced on Static Days. During the school holidays, we hold Steaming Days on Wednesdays, so during these times Static Days are only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We hold lots of Special Events throughout the year, from our famous Days Out With Thomas and Father Christmas events, to classic car rallies and Steam Galas. Click on the Special Event link above...
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Latest news: Steaming days April 2017