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 Price is now enjoying a well-deserved retirement from running trains in the park!
The railway will continue with ‘business as usual’ for the summer months. There are a number of ideas in the pipeline for ways to improve the railway in the run up to its 60th birthday in 2019 – if you have any ideas or suggestions for the railway please let us know!
Southern Miniature Railways director Charles O’Mahoney commented “Childhood visits to see my grandparents in Watford were never complete without a trip to Cassiobury Park and a ride on the miniature railway – in fact I had my first train ride there at a few weeks old! It is therefore particularly pleasing to be able to keep this much-loved attraction running, and secure it for future generations to enjoy.”