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Leighton Buzzard Railway Days

2019-04-07 Pages Park Station, Billington Rd Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire United Kingdom

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The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of the last survivors of the hundreds of 2 foot (610mm) gauge light railways built in Britain for industrial use. It is believed to be the only remaining line which owed its existence to the ready availability of surplus materials and equipment from the First World War battlefield supply lines.

Opened by Leighton Buzzard Light Railway Ltd in 1919 to transport sand, and uniquely operated since then without a break, it has carried a steam-hauled passenger train service since 1968. It also now houses one of the largest and most important collections of narrow-gauge stock in England. Both the collection and the railway itself are covered by our Accredited Museum designation, awarded by Arts Council England.

In typical light-railway fashion, the line features sharp curves, steep gradients - up to 1:25 (4%) - numerous level crossings of roads and paths, and a long stretch of roadside running, as it follows the local geography, rather than imposing itself on it. There is always something new around the next corner, including Britain's biggest onshore wind turbine!

Today's Leighton Buzzard Railway offers an 85-minute round trip from Page's Park to Stonehenge Works, which is in the Bedfordshire countryside to the north of the town. The current track is just under 3 miles (4.8km) long. The original line continued for another 0.75 mile (1 km) to Double Arches, and restoration of this section is part of our latest appeal.

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Return from Page's Park
The prices below are valid from March to November. These fares include a voluntary Gift Aid donation, and fares which do not include a Gift Aid donation are available on request. Please note, special fares will apply to our Santa Specials.

Adult (18-59)    £10.50
Senior (age 60+)    £9
Child (age 2 to 17)    £6.50
Child (under 2)    Free
Dogs    Free
Family/Group    10% discount on 4+ paying passengers
Second return on same day    50% discount on production of original ticket at booking office
VIP Experience Day    £200

For more information and tickets please visit: http://buzzrail.co.uk/

 

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    Start Date/Time: 2019-04-07
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    Leighton Buzzard Railway

    Phone: 01525 373888 01525 373888

    Email: station@lbngrs.org.uk

    Web Site: http://buzzrail.co.uk

    Address: Pages Park Station, Billington Rd Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire United Kingdom