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2020 Opening Dates

Our planned opening dates for 2020 are now available:

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Ernest Henry Upton visits

Over the weekend of 9/10 November we played host to a visiting steam locomotive ‘Ernest Henry Upton’. Built by Guest Engineering in 1937, Ernest is a classic park railway steam locomotive, and normally lives at the Eastleigh Lakeside Railway near Southampton. Despite poor weather on the Saturday Ernest’s visit proved popular and has set in […]

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Ghost Train

All aboard the Cassiobury Park Ghost Train! On Sunday 27th October things will be getting a little spooky down at the railway. From 5pm to 7pm we will be running the Ghost Train around the Haunted Woods, all at the normal price of £2 per person. Trains will also be running 11am – 4pm during […]

Gala Weekend

To finish our daily summer season, we will be holding a gala weekend on the 28th & 29th September. All our locomotives in use over the weekend Last opportunity to see the twin diesels together (Conway Castle & Rhuddlan Castle) Visiting steam locomotive subject to availability

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Twins Reunited!

As the next step in celebrating our 60th Anniversary Year, for the summer we have reunited Conway Castle with her twin Rhuddlan Castle. The two Castles were built by Fenlow Engineering in 1972 for a railway at Prestatyn in North Wales. When this line closed they were bought by the Nicholson family and ran during […]

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60th Anniversary Weekend a success

The weekend of 27th & 27th April saw a celebratory event held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Watford Miniature Railway. Located in Watford’s award-winning Cassiobury Park, the railway has become part and parcel of the town’s culture since it opened in 1959 and is now one of the oldest operating park railways in […]

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60th Anniversary Weekend

Come along on the 27th & 28th April to celebrate 60 years of the WMR! The Cassiobury Park Hub building will host a free exhibition detailing the history of the railway, how it came to be and how it has developed over the past 60 years. This will include many photographs never seen in public. […]

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Say Hello to Pilgrim!

Another steam locomotive has joined the fleet for this summer. Pilgrim is an 0-6-0 tank engine originally built by David King in 1982. Commissioned brand new for the Wells and Walsingham Railway in Norfolk, she later spent many years on a touring portable railway, before ending up at the Knebworth Park Railway on the other […]

Chiltern Shuttle Progress: January 2019

Chiltern Shuttle’s owner Dave Horton reports on restoration progress this month: The boiler has now been removed from the frames and thickness testing carried out on all of the platework. This reveals things to be in remarkably good condition considering the loco has been stood unused in the damp and cold for ten years still […]

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