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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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

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We are next open for Steam Train Rides on:

We have Steaming Days offering steam train rides every Sunday throughout the season (plus other days too - please check the calendar!) We open 10.30am-5pm (4.30pm on Wednesdays). For Special Events, click the tab on the bar above for more information.

  • Sunday 20th August: Steaming Day
  • Wednesday 23rd August: Steaming Day
  • Sunday 27th August: Rover Car Rally
  • B/h Monday 28th August: Pre-78 Classic car rally
  • Wednesday 30th August: Steaming Day (Last Wednesday Steaming Day of the summer)
  • Saturday 2nd September: Day Out With Thomas!
  • Sunday 3rd September: Day Out With Thomas!
  • Sunday 10th September: Steaming Day

We are open for Wednesday Steaming Days throughout the summer holidays!

We are now open on Wednesdays for steam train rides as well as Sundays - throughout the Summer Holidays. Opening hours: 10.30am-4.30pm

Sunday 20th August: Steaming Day - Steam train rides for everyone!

Next Day Out With Thomas: Thomas the Tank Engine is here on 2/3 September!

Peep peep! All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, Mavis, Dusty and The Fat Controller will be here on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September

Click here for more information... (including prices) 

Or click here if you are ready to book!

Christmas...?! Shhhhh!

It's true, we have already had some enquiries about coming to us to see Father Christmas! We can confirm that the Big Man in Red will be coming to us several times leading up to Christmas - sometimes he'll be travelling on Thomas and other times he'll be riding one of our own steam locomotives. 

Pre-booking for Christmas is essential as we sell out quick quickly (especially the First Class tickets!) but we will not go live with online bookings until the end of August, so please keep an eye on the website, or on our Facebook page! (Search 'Buckinghamshire Railway Centre).

Our new, stunning locomotive 'Cornwall' is here!

'Cornwall' is now on display, pride of place inside our Visitor Centre for all to see.

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.

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). During the school holidays, however, Wednesdays become steaming days!
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