Welcome to BUZZRAIL
The official website of the Leighton Buzzard Railway, one of England's finest narrow-gauge railways. It's a friendly little line with a big story to tell, so read on!
Train services have restarted for the main season, and we are now running over the full length of the line, every Sunday until the end of October, plus extra days at other busy times. Over the Easter school holidays, we are running on Wednesday 8th, as well as the Bank Holiday weekend. Look out for the extra steam trains and fun activities on Easter Sunday and Monday! The blossom is coming out, and everywhere is starting to green up for Spring--what better time for a steam train ride?
This year, there is a new landmark to look out for--what is claimed to be Britain's biggest wind turbine, which was installed during the Winter, out in our rural section.
Along with the new season, we are launching a fundraising campaign to raise money for the Museum Gateway project, which will give our customers and volunteers the Page's Park station building they deserve. Click on the JustGiving button to donate online.
In this period of commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, what better time to visit a railway that was built immediately afterwards, for a peaceful purpose, but using war-surplus materials and equipment? The peaceful purpose was to transport the high-quality sand which is still quarried in the area, and the line still runs where it was first laid, almost a century ago.
Now a nationally accredited working museum, our collection includes several locomotives and other items which actually worked on the supply lines to the First World War trenches, and survived. There are also photo displays about the Great War and its aftermath, for you to explore in the main season, during the Stonehenge Works runround. And for the real flavour of an authentic English narrow-gauge railway, visit the free Engine Shed Show at Page's Park station.