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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A fun day out for all the family!
Our Flagship Locomotive - Metropolitan 1 - is back home in Quainton!

Traction Engine Rally: THIS WEEKEND! Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th - 10.30am-5pm.
 See traction engines (16 large and 16 miniature), 18 tractors, 17 classic cars, commercial vehicles, motor cycles, fire engines including a Green Goddess, and lots more! Enjoy steam train rides and take a ride on our ride-on miniature steam railway (£1 per person age 3+).

Autumn Steam Gala: Sunday 2nd October
Our annual Autumn Steam Gala with up to 6 locomotives in steam. 10.30am-5pm.

Day Out With Thomas
What an amazing weekend we had with Thomas the Tank Engine! He has gone back to Sodor now, but will return at Christmas when Father Christmas will be on the train visiting the children and giving out presents!

Autumn Events
We have lots of great events planned throughout September and into October. Click on the 'Special Events' tab above for more information. 

Steam Train Rides: Come on a Steaming Day!
Our Steaming Days are every Sunday from March to October... (we are open other days too, see below for more information!)

Steaming Days are from 10.30am - 5pm on Sundays. (Last admissions one-hour before closing).

On our Steaming Days you get unlimited free steam train rides on our 1/3 mile length of track! There are lots of other engines, coaches and carriages on display to see and learn about. Take a trip (£1 per person age 3+) on our 1km long, ride-on miniature steam railway (a delight for the children - but the adults love it too!) and visit our exhibition hall. We also have a beautiful glass-roofed visitor centre with more to see, including meticulously restored engines and carriages from times past. We also have a shop and cafe, selling hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, a big (free) on-site car park, four lots of toilets around the site, two footbridges (one with disabled access) and plenty of picnic areas... Come and spend the day with us!

We are next open for Steaming Days on:

Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th September: Our Annual Traction Engine Rally - come and admire these fascinating machines! Click on Special Events above for more info. 

Sunday 2nd October: Annual Autumn Steam Gala

Sunday 9th October: Steaming Day

Sunday 16th October: Diesel Day - see our new addition to the diesel fleet!

Sunday 23rd October: Steaming Day

Sunday 30th October: Last Steaming Day until Christmas

Saturday 26th November: Thomas returns to help Father Christmas! Bookings now open... Click on Special Events above for more information.


We are open for Static Days (no train rides) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (see below for more information.) We are closed on Mondays (except bank holidays), Fridays and Saturdays (except some Special Events - see 'Calendar' for more information)

Scroll down to find out more about when we are open, and read about our different types of Open Day...

Steaming Days:
These are our normal, working open days - every Sunday until the end of October, and Wednesdays during the school holidays (July 13th-August 31st). On a Steaming Day, we offer unlimited free steam train rides, and everything around the site will be open - the ride-on miniature steam trains, the exhibition hall, our work sheds are usually open so you can see work in progress on engines being restored. Also, our shop will be open and the cafe will be serving hot meals, sandwiches, cake and drinks.

Special Events: 
This is usually a Steam Gala or rally, when we might have, for example, visiting locomotives, traction engines or Thomas the Tank Engine. See 'Special Events' or 'Calendar' on the top options bar to see what is coming up later on this season. Special Events are held on Saturdays & Sundays, or Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays. Everything is open and running, as on our Steaming Days (above), and on our busier days, we have another engine running offering brake van rides on the other side of the track.

Static Days:
On a Static Day, the site is open (10.30am-4pm) but no trains/rides will be running - prices are much reduced for these days. Static Days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season, and on Wednesdays too, but not in the school holidays when Wednesdays are Steaming Days. There is still so much to see; you can look around all the locomotives, the exhibition hall, our glass-roofed visitor centre with steam engines on display, including a Royal Victorian dining coach. The shop is open, but our cafe is only open for self-serve drinks (hot and cold) and snacks on these days, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and use our cafe tables!

To find out what is on on a particular day, click on 'Calendar' on the top options bar, and click on that day. If you have any trouble, please call us on 01296 655720, the office is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday, or email Thank you!

We have lots of fabulous Special Events coming up! Click on 'Special Events' on the top options bar for more information and to book tickets.
Please note: Tesco Clubcard Days Out Vouchers are not valid for Thomas or Chrismas events. They can be used for Static Days, Steaming Days and other special events. Please call to check before travelling if unsure. Thank you!

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road
HP22 4BY

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Tel: (01296) 655720