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Colne Valley Railway

Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ, England
01787461174
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Enjoy a trip on our mile length of line on the original Colne Valley and Halstead Railway...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Owner description: Enjoy a trip on our mile length of line on the original Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. Re-located buildings, signal boxes etc., all lovingly restored by volunteers. Mixture of steam and diesel operating days, miniature 7 1/4" railway, garden layout and new for this year large 00 gauge layout. Visit the working signalbox, exhibition centre, Travelling Post Office and shop. Excellent buffet facilities, large free car park, admission covers all facilities. Dine in style on our Pullman train (selected dates only) and Thomas the Tank Engine events.

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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Charged £12 each for 4 Adults one child.entitlement 1 cup of Tea/coffee,sat in pullman coach for half an hour,Santa and elf arrive,in carriage for 6or 7 minutes,tries his best,and gives child toy bought probably in Poundland,train moved about 100 yards in with direct.that was it.Cost £48 pounds for 5 drinks.Just another xmas rip off.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We went on the Santa steam train yesterday and it was so incredibly bad. I totally agree with previous posts that have described it as a 'graveyard' and a 'twilight zone' as it is actually really quite spooky with the old carriages and plastic dummies dotted around. The whole thing is in urgent need of a overhaul or just to... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I went here today with my husband, children aged 4 and 2 and my inlaws. When driving in there it looked a bit shabby, almost like where trains had gone to die and nothing going on at all. Once parked and inside (though you have to go through the shop on entrance, something which drives me mad with these places.)... More 

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Most enjoyable day out with the grandchildren. Plenty to see and do , lots of train rides , museum , huge model rail layout with buttons to press. A quiz and a treasure hunt kept the kids on the lookout all day . And a nice snack in the buffet car . Great

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very weird - seemed more like a tour of a train grave yard. Santa's outfit looked like it had been worn for a night out. The elves were just two girls dressed in civies. Totally confusing.

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England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I am a support worker from people with learning disabilities and arranged to take two people in wheelchairs to go on the steam with Santa train ride. When I booked this over the phone it sounded like a very good day out. We got there and got on the train. The lights kept turning off and was told the heating... More 

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Took our grandson and had a fantastic day, he was frightened of Thomas in the first place, as it was so big and don't think he thought it was anything but a little train! After a while he couldn't wait to go on any of the trains, a really good fun filled day by all.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We took our 15 year old Grandson and his friend to the Steam Railway choosing to go on a steam day where you can have rides every half hour . After a coffee and coke in the Buffet Car we crossed the bridge to catch the train . If you are expecting speed and excitement this isn't the place for... More 

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Basildon, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fantastic day out at Thomas on Saturday. All staff very friendly and have a passion for their work. would strongly recommend a visit to anyone with kids or who have an interest in stepping back into history

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited the railway on 28th Sept so our daughter could see Thomas the Tank Engine. It was a wonderful day out, with plenty to keep us occupied for several hours, in fact we were there for 5 hours! There was a marquee filled with activities for children and Thomas stories being read out for the kids to enjoy along with... More 

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