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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A fun day out for the whole family! 

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When we are next open for Steam Train Rides:

We have Steaming Days offering steam train rides every Sunday throughout the season (plus other days - check the calendar!) We open from 10.30am-5pm. For Special Events click on the tab on the bar above for more information...

  • Sat 1st & Sun 2nd July:    Day Out With Thomas - the perfect day out for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine!
  • Sunday 9th July:                Steaming Day
  • Wednesday 12th July:      Wednesday Steaming Day
  • Sunday 16th July:             Steaming Day
  • Wednesday 19th July:      Wednesday Steaming Day
  • Saturday 22nd July:         Fire Engine Rally, PLUS Emergency Services & Community Day
  • Sunday 23rd July:             Fire Engine Rally

THIS WEEKEND: Day Out With Thomas!

Thomas the Tank Engine is here this weekend!

What an amazing Easter weekend we had with Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, Mavis and The Fat Controller at Easter. If you missed them, don't worry - he'll be back on July 1st-2nd and September 2nd-3rd. Pre-booking is open for both!

Click here for more information...     or      Click here to pre-book your tickets!


STOP PRESS! 'Cornwall' has arrived! 

She has now been manoeuvred into her final display position, pride of place inside our stunning Visitor Centre! We recommend coming to visit her on Sunday 18th June, on Father's Day, when we will also enjoy the rally of historic vehicles who will be visiting us on the Ridgeway Run. 

Cornwall is here 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’ has come to Quainton on loan from The National Railway Museum. Built in 1847, ‘Cornwall’ is being displayed alongside two LNWR liveried carriages and has taken 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 welcome such a stunning locomotive to our collection.

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Types of Open Days at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Steaming Days:

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!

Static Days:

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.

Special Events:

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...

How to get here

Latest news: Steaming days April 2017

What's on

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road
HP22 4BY

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Tel: (01296) 655720