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Marri Returns!

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 […]

Would you like to be a train driver?

We have vacancies for a few extra staff for the summer season this year. Initially you would be one of our ‘Operations Assistants’ collecting fares, liaising with customers and generally assisting on site.  However, we will also train you up to drive our diesel trains as soon as possible. No experience necessary, but a willingness […]

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Steam Dates 2018

These are the dates we currently plan to run our steam locomotive Marri: Sundays 15th, 22nd and 29th April Sunday 6th & Monday 7th May Sunday 13th May Sunday 20th May Sunday 27th May & Monday 28th May Dates for June, July, August & September to be confirmed On these dates one of our diesel […]

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Steam Trains return to Cassiobury Park in 2018

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 The steam locomotive ‘Marri’ was a regular sight in Cassiobury Park during the 1990s and early 2000s, until she was withdrawn for an overhaul at the end of 2003.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 […]

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Snow on the line!

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 […]

Ghost Trains a success!

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 […]

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How can we improve the railway?

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 […]

New Owners take over

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 […]