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!
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.
Train services start on Sunday 15th March, and the first train at 10.40 will be flagged off by the Town Mayor, Councillor Ray Berry. This year, there is the added interest of Britain's largest onshore wind turbine, which has been installed during the winter at Double Arches quarry, and is clearly visible over the section of the journey alongside Vandyke Road.
We are a non-profit charitable organisation, run and managed by volunteers, and dedicated to the preservation of our historic railway. We have many openings for anyone who wants to join us, and put a skill to good use, or maybe even learn some new ones.Come and talk to us!