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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Quainton, Nr Aylesbury Buckinghamshire

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This is a working steam museum where you can step back in time as you stroll amongst the giants of the steam age displayed in a 25 acre site. The Centre boasts one of the largest private railway collections in the country with many steam locomotives from express passenger types to the humble shunting engine, as well as numerous interesting items of rolling stock. These include a coach from the Royal Train of 1901 and another used by Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower for wartime planning meetings in 1944.

The site is divided into two, separated by a Network Rail goods line, formerly a mainline but joined by two foot-bridges, one of which provides wheelchair access. Each side has a demonstration line with various workshop buildings as well as museum buildings.  At the north-west corner of the site are the terminal buildings from Oxford Rewley Road railway station from 1851  and transplanted here in 2002. These buildings are now part of the visitor centre and display buildings. They hope one day to re-extend the preserved Great Central Railway in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire to Quainton.

On 'Steaming Open Days' visitors can take unlimited rides in vintage carriages pulled by a full sized steam engine covered by entry fee as well as on their extensive miniature railway system, for an extra charge. On certain days you can get closer to the action with a ride in open wagons for the really authentic 'atmosphere' of the steam age.


Location: Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Nr Aylesbury Buckinghamshire

Grid Reference: SP738190 Ceremonial County: Buckinghamshire

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Getting there: Brown tourist signs are on the A41 between Aylesbury and Bicester or the A413 at Whitchurch.

Access:
Website: www.bucksrailcentre.org
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Email: office@bucksrailcentre.org
Address: Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road Station, Quainton, near Aylesbury, Bucks
Postcode: HP22 4BY Telephone: (01296) 655720
Talking Timetable: (01296) 655450
Opening Times: Open Daily from 10.30am closing Mon-Fri 4.30pm; Weekends +BH 5.30pm
Steam Trains operate every Sunday and Wednesday 30th July to 3rd September.
Check Calendar page off 'Events' tab for all open days.

Charges: Static Viewing Adult 5; Senior Citizen 4.50; Child (5-15) 3; Family 12.40
Steaming Days: Adult 7; Senior Citizen 6; Child (5-15) 4.50; Family 18

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CIN Page Ref: bucks_railway

Classification: Railways

Date Updated: 07/2008


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