in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, conveying
visitors between the Palace and the Pleasure Gardens. Line about 1000 yards
(910 m) in length. 15 in (381 mm) gauge, diesel hauled (Website
contains little information relating to railway)
Sheffield Park (near Uckfield) to East Grinstead: 10½ miles (17 km).
Possible future branch line from Horsted Keynes to Ardingly, 2¼ miles
(3.6 km). Standard gauge. Steam hauled. Dining trains operate at certain
Quainton Road. Offers short train rides within the museum grounds on
certain days. Standard gauge, usually steam hauled. There is also
an extensive 5 in (127 mm) / 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge Miniature Railway.
Chinnor to Thame Junction (near Princes Risborough): 3½ miles
(5.6 km). Proposed service into Princes Risborough over national
network lines. Proposed extension from Chinnor to Aston Rowant,
a further 2½ miles (4 km). Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled.
Shepherdswell (near the Southeastern Trains Shepherds Well station) to
Eythorne: 1½ miles (2.5 km). Standard gauge. Diesel hauled or diesel
railcars. There is also a 5 in (271 mm) gauge (elevated, ride astride)
miniature railway at Shepherdswell.
15 inch (381 mm) gauge miniature railway 600 yards (540 m) in
length, connecting various areas of the theme park. Diesel hauled, steam
outline locomotive (Website contains little information relating
There are two, East Cliff and West Cliff. East Cliff is the
higher of the two, with a rise of 208 feet (63 m), and has the
distinction of being the steepest cliff railway in the UK, with a
gradient of 1 in 1.28 (78%)
Liphook. Narrow gauge railway about 1½ miles (2.4 km) in length.
Usually steam hauled. The line is laid to 2 ft (610 mm) gauge,
although the steam locomotives used were built to 600 mm gauge.
There is also a 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature railway, about 400
yards (365 m) in length; and a short standard gauge railway, although
the latter is currently not in use pending repairs to the
Hythe Promenade to Pier Head, about 700 yards (640 m). 2 ft
(610 mm) gauge, electric hauled. Advertised as “the oldest pier
railway in the world.” Operates in connection with the Hythe Ferry
Thames Ditton. Society site open to the public typically one
day each month during the summer. Two miniature railways: a 7¼ in
(184 mm) gauge line about 550 yards (503 m) in length, and a 3½
in (89 mm) gauge line about 500 yards (457 m) in length. Steam and
Pinewood Leisure Centre, Wokingham. Society site open to the public
typically one day each month during the summer. Dual gauge (5 in / 127 mm
and 7¼ in / 184 mm) miniature railway almost ½ mile (0.8 km) in length.
Steam, diesel and battery electric hauled.
Waltham Abbey. A 2ft 6in (762 mm) gauge passenger carrying line
is under construction. There is also an 18 in (457 mm) gauge line
which is currently operational for demonstration working and may
be upgraded for passenger carrying in the future.
Alton to Alresford: 10 miles (16 km). Standard gauge. Steam and
diesel hauled. Dining trains operate at certain times. There is also
a miniature railway (200 yards / 180m, 10¼ in / 260 mm gauge, diesel
or petrol hauled) at Ropley station.