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Watford’s Cassiobury Park has long been popular, its recent national awards proving how special it is. One of its main attractions is the miniature railway, loved by young and old, and about to commemorate sixty years serving the public. To mark this anniversary there is to be a public exhibition and a commemorative booklet […]
We are having a little bit of an experiment this September and adding some extra opening days! In addition to our previously advertised opening at weekends, we will be open all weekdays in September 12pm – 4pm. So the September timetable is: Saturdays & Sundays: Trains from 11am to 5pm Mondays – Fridays: Trains from […]
These are the dates we currently plan to run our steam locomotive Marri: Sundays in November Boxing Day New Years Day On steam dates we normally start with a diesel first thing, with Marri coming into service at around lunchtime. All dates are subject to mechanical availability. Please check our Facebook page for any updates.
The steam locomotive Marri has returned back to the WMR after a 15 year absence. Marri landed in the park on Tuesday 3rd April. Once steam was raised and a few test runs had been completed, she pulled her first passenger train at the end of the day. Her first full day in service, Sunday […]
We are very pleased to announce that steam trains will be returning to the WMR this summer. The steam locomotive ‘Marri’ was a regular sight in Cassiobury Park during the 1990s and early 2000s, until she was withdrawn for an overhaul at the end of 2003. Unfortunately this overhaul took much longer than expected, and […]
Over the night of Saturday 9th/Sunday 10th December a few inches of snow fell in Cassiobury Park. Although many other railways, attractions and events closed due to the snow, some of our hardy staff cleared the line and we ran trains for a few hours on the Sunday afternoon. As you can see this produced […]
On Friday 27th October – in conjunction with the ‘Park in the Dark’ event organised by Watford Council – we ran after dark Ghost Trains through the woods! Passengers climbed aboard our train at the station and soon found themselves travelling round a woods haunted by ghosts, skeletons, witches and other spooky characters. This was […]
Now the railway is in new hands we’re asking for suggestions from the public on how we could improve the railway. As it stands the railway is a bit of a ‘blank slate’ – there is lots of potential to improve and smarten up the railway and the grounds it runs through. We have a […]
The 1st July was a significant date for the Watford Miniature Railway as the railway changed hands and opened under new management. The new owners are Southern Miniature Railways Ltd, a small company originally based in Cornwall which has been involved with miniature railways for a number of years. After 38 years, former operator Jeff […]