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Chiltern Shuttle to Return!

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 […]

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2019 Opening Dates

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 […]

60th Birthday in 2019 – Can You Help us Celebrate?

  • Posted on: 10, 22, 2018
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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 […]

Extra Days in September

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 […]

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Steam Dates 2018

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.

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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 […]

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Steam Trains return to Cassiobury Park in 2018

  • Posted on: 02, 01, 2018
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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 […]