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Wansford Miniature Railway


“Recreating the Past for the Future in Miniature”

Miniature trains will be running on Sunday 23rd June, Saturday 6th July, 27th July 

Tickets cost £1 per person.

The Miniature Railway is based at Wansford Station just behind the Miniature Railway & Wagon Group Shop (which is where you purchase your ticket to travel on the Miniature Railway). The 5” Gauge railway runs along the side of the car park and offers train rides to adults and children alike. We operate Steam and Battery electric locomotives. The Miniature Railway boasts two stations, turntable, locomotive shed, goods sidings, signals and everything that is mainline in miniature. The Miniature Railway is fully supported by donations and ticket sales.

Our Ticket Office and shop is well stocked with some special Miniature Railway gifts. Our Collectors Corner has a wide selection of Days Gone By and Lledo cars and vans, books, railway models, and wooden train letters to make your name with, along with many other items.

Are you looking to celebrate with a difference? Why not hire the Miniature Railway for Birthday Parties, other Celebrations or as part of a group visit to the NVR. 

The Miniature Railway can be privately hired for Children's Parties and other Celebrations at Wansford. Refreshments from the NVR Café can be added, along with bigger train rides too. To enquire about Miniature Railway private hire, please email miniature.railway@nvr.org.uk

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Our shop is open most Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. We have a wide range of pocket money gifts, Models, Bespoke Souvenirs, Jigsaws and OO Gauge Limited Edition Wagons, along with a wide selction of Trackside and Lledo Models. 

Miniature Locomotive Man pin badges:
£3.50 if collected from Wansford or purchased from our shop at events
£5.00 including postage 

To purchase click here 


Meet our engines and rolling stock: we have several locomotives that haul trains on the Miniature Railway.

Passenger Carriages

Two Mk1 Style coaches in Maroon
Two Southern Green coaches
Two Maunsell Coaches
Maroon BG coach
Two GWR Style Coaches

Various Wagons
Brake Van 
Engineering Wagons


Narrow Gauge Design 0-4-2 Steam Locomotive "Holly”                                  Narrow Gauge Design 0-4-2 Steam Locomotive "JOE"

Built in Peterborough in 2001, this locomotive can now be seen
running on the Miniature Railway. It can run either with
with its tender or just as a side tank locomotive.


GWR 14XX No 1470.                                                                                                          LMS Jinty No 16595


                                                                                                                                 LMS JINTY arrived at the Miniature Railway in 2024,
                                                                                                                                  and is owned by one of our members 

Narrow Gauge Design Sweet Pea No 1937   


BR Class 08 No 08679

Based on an 08 Shunter that operated at North Gawber Colliery in South Yorkshire until it was scrapped, this locomotive was seen at the colliery by the model's owner, who has lovingly restored the model to replicate the real 08679.

Class 25 D5217                                                                                                                  Class 31 No 31155 Spring Hill                   


 Coronation Class Shunter D2700 "Doreen Foster"                                     Coronation Class Shunter No D2730


Class 14 No D9520 " Stan Collett"                                                                                     


This locomotive is owned by the Miniature Railway and was purchased through donations.
It has been restored to the same livery as the full-size D9520 that is
based here at the NVR. This locomotive sees regular use on the Miniature Railway.

Our new fundraising lapel badges can also be purchased via the donations link. 


Click here to visit our Photo Gallery to see all the photographs of our project.