The Historic Steam locomotive ‘Chiltern Shuttle’ will be returning home to Watford following completion of a thorough overhaul to working order. Built by R.H. Morse in the 1940s, Chiltern Shuttle has been based at Watford since the early 1980s. When the railway was sold to new owners in 2017 she was not included in the […]
We now have our planned 2019 opening dates – which can be downloaded in a PDF here: WMR 2019 Calendar – Public We will be open our normal practice of ‘Weekends and School Holidays’ all year until the end of November. However, we will also be open daily from April through until September; we trialled weekday […]
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: 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 The steam locomotive ‘Marri’ was a regular sight in Cassiobury Park during the 1990s and early 2000s, until she was withdrawn for an overhaul at the end of 2003.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 […]