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Woodhorn Railway

trains_at_woodhornEnjoy a trip on the Woodhorn Railway Society's Narrow Gauge Train. It travels from Woodhorn through the QEII Country Park to the north end of the lake. Look out for the wildlife - the lake attracts many different kinds of birds all year round and the park is home to the beautiful but endangered red squirrel.

 

Timetable and Tickets

train_at_woodhornSee the railway website and Facebook page for operating times and services. An accessible carriage means it is now possible for visitors in wheelchairs also to enjoy the train too. It costs just £2 for adults and £1 for children.

The service is run by volunteers and can be subject to change at short notice.

Keep up with the latest developments and timetable on Facebook . You can also visit their website.

The History

The railway society was set up in 1993 by a group of volunteers and the local council. Work began to construct the track in April 1994 and the first services, Santa Specials, ran in December 1995. The society has two locomotives; a Hunslet built in Leeds and a German built Schoma. The Hunslet was originally used on the surface at Murton Colliery in County Durham and the Schoma was used in the construction of the Channel Tunnel before working on board a ship!   

Volunteer!

New, enthusiastic volunteers are always welcome to help with the railway. Whether you want to fulfil a lifetime dream to be a train driver, help with the mechanics or just sell tickets, the railway folks would love to hear from you. If you have a couple of hours to spare on a regular basis, you can make new friends and bring a smile to the faces of visitors to Woodhorn. To find out more send an email, telephone or even pop in.