Welcome to BUZZRAIL
Official website of the Leighton Buzzard Railway. England's friendly little line!
In August, we are running on:
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Plus Bank Holiday Saturday& Monday
To avoid queues and hassle at our busiest time, use our fee-free online booking service!
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, even though the surroundings have changed.
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. This includes the newly arrived Brigadelok, which worked briefly on the German side of the trenches, and then for many peaceful years on a French sugar-beet railway.
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--one which did a REAL job of work before becoming a tourist attraction--visit the free Engine Shed Show at Page's Park station.
We are a non-profit charitable organisation, run and managed by volunteers, and dedicated to the preservation of our historic railway since 1967. 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!
"Grandchildren loved it": TripAdvisor May 2015
"A very nice little railway, well worth a visit": TripAdvisor June 2015