STEAMING SUNDAYS: We are open on Sundays when visitors can enjoy steam train rides, the Railway Museum, miniature and model railways, plus our stunning Visitor Centre is open too, along with our cafe and gift shop. (Check our calendar for certain other Steaming Days and Special Event days)
MID-WEEK CAFE: Our Railway Cafe and Gift Shop inside our visitor centre are open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1.30pm with no entry ticket required, however please note there are no steam train rides or access to the rest of the site, just the picnic table area outside. Click here to see more cafe info and certain dates when the cafe is closed due to private functions or Day Out With Thomas
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK:
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK:
Day Out With Thomas 2022:
Our last Thomas event of the year will be Saturday 22nd - Monday 24th October: Thomas, Percy, Sir Topham Hatt and Rusty & Dusty are coming to visit!
CLICK HERE TO BOOK and for more info
CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
You'll be pleased to hear, The Panto Express will return, so you can all see Father Christmas on the train, and then you can enjoy our shorter version of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella! Tickets will go on sale very soon and everything will be announced on social media and on our website...
HOW TO BUY TICKETS:
Steaming Sundays: CLICK HERE TO BOOK or buy tickets on the gate when you arrive.
Special Events: CLICK HERE TO PRE-BOOK Please see updates on here and on our Facebook page to see if you are able to buy tickets on the day.
MEMBERS/LOCAL PASS HOLDERS:
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS
Pre-booking is not required for Steaming Days.
To buy gift vouchers, please CLICK HERE
PLAN YOUR VISIT:
Our Steaming Season is from 3rd April-30th 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
ROAD CLOSURE: Please note that the bridge near our entrance has been closed since 24th August 2022. If coming from Bicester, you will be able to turn left onto Station Road from the A41 and then, just before the bridge, you should be diverted to the left and round into Quainton village. You can then turn right down Station Road from the village end, by the Memorial Hall, although it will say Station Road is closed, but the closure is past our entrance. Please click here for a map of the closure.
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 LOCO AT QUAINTON!
Thrilled to announce that one of our members has purchased loco no.2138 Swordfish, and will be keeping her here for us to steam!
Please note that our booking system still has 'arrival slots' in place (we used this system to stagger entry times during Covid restrictions), however, visitors are able to turn up any time from 10.30am, whichever slot you choose. So if morning slots are all booked, simply book an afternoon slot and come whenever is convenient to you!
To find out about who is eligible for one of our local passes click here and then click on either Quainton Pass, Local Pass (8-mile radius) or Bicester Pass, depending on where you live.
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!