CLICK HERE for our calendar of events for 2023
Special Events for 2023
Tickets for our special events in 2023 are now on sale! Including visits from Thomas, Paddington, Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol and a whole host of dinosaurs, plus vehicle rallies and shows! Click here to see more details and to book!
February Half Term:
We will be open in February Half Term as follows:
Sunday 12th February: Steaming Day
Wednesday 15th February: Steaming Day
Sunday 19th February: Paddington at Quainton SOLD OUT
You do not need to re-book for Steaming Days, just turn up anytime after 10.30am. Last adissions at 3pm.
Don't forget our Railway Cafe will be open 9.30am-2pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday with no entry fee required. See below.
MID-WEEK CAFE: NOW OPEN Monday to Friday 9.30am until 2pm!
Even though the centre is closed for the winter, our Railway Cafe and Gift Shop inside our visitor centre remain open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-2pm with no entry ticket required. (Please note, there are no steam train rides or access to the rest of the site during these times, just the close vicinity outside - which includes plenty of railway artefacts to look at, cafe benches and our brand new play area!)
The centre is currently in its closed season. We open for February half term (Sunday 12th, Weds 15th & Sunday 19th), and then we re-open for the 2023 season on April 2nd 2023.
Sunday 19th February: PADDINGTON IS COMING TO QUAINTON! SOLD OUT.
Keep an eye out here or on Social Media for news of more ticket releases (this is weather dependent). Paddington will be appearing at intervals throughout the day. Click here for more details
PLAN YOUR VISIT:
Our Steaming Season 2023 starts on 2nd April and runs until 29th October, when you can come for steam train rides on our Steaming Days and Special Events. Plus, you can ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre with shop and Railway Cafe. Our Steaming Days/Special Events are on Sundays and Bank Holidays, plus most Wednesdays during school holidays. To plan your visit and find out much more information about what's on offer, CLICK HERE
Please note that the bridge near our entrance has been closed since August 2022.
Coming from Aylesbury: Come through the Berryfields development and directly into Quainton. After the village green on your right, turn left down Station Road, although it will say Station Road is closed, but the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from Bicester: Turn left off the A41 at the traffic lights before Waddesdon. Then, at the bridge where the road is closed, follow the diversion to the left through the HS2 works. Follow Snake Lane rund until the T-junction. Turn right and come into Quainton village. You can then turn right down Station Road after the primary school, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from The Claydons: Come through Botolph Claydon, into Quainton and turn right down Station Road just after the primary school, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from Whitchurch: Come through Whitchurch, Oving and Pitchcott and turn right at the crossroads and come into Quainton village. After the village green on yur right, turn left down Station Road, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
Please click here for a map of the closure.
PURCHASE OF NEW LOCO PECKETT no.1370 'MAY'
Peckett 0-4-0ST Class R2, no.1370, built 1915
Over the last few years, we have very kindly received legacies from a few members. We wanted to ensure that these legacies were used towards an enduring, visible and fitting tribute. To this end, we have purchased a new locomotive, Peckett 1370, affectionately named 'May'. This is an exciting addition to our Steam Fleet!
NEW FUNDING APPEAL FOR MET 1:
A new appeal has been set up by Quainton Railway Society executive committee to raise £70,000 to complete the overhaul of our flagship locomotive Metropolitan No.1.
Click here to donate
Click here for more details
New York Subway Car:
Click here to read about our intriguing New York Subway Car which is the only one in the world that isn't in America. We have moved it from one part of the site to another... find out how and why!