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The Stapleford Miniature Railway

Stapleford, United Kingdom
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About The Stapleford Miniature Railway
We are a historic volunteer preserved and operated private Miniature railway running around the scenic estate of Stapleford Park in East Leics. The railway was first constructed in 1958 and was restored after closure in the 80s opening in 1995. We usually open twice per year as part of combined steam rallies Second weekend in June and the three day August BH weekend 2019 dates will be: Sat Sun 9th 10th June and Sat Sun BH Monday 24th 25th 26th August The railway is world famous and features a fleet of scale 10 ¼” gauge steam locos including two replica North American engines and various British and an East African and often also has visiting locos. Full details of operational fleet on our website
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Dave S wrote a review Sep 2019
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If you have looked up miniature railways your nearly there as they say , so will absolutely love it beyond all expectations
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Adrian N wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom119 contributions90 helpful votes
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We visited the summer show in the grounds of Stapleford Park Hotel while staying there and to our delight the miniature railway was up and running. Two trains which take a long run round the lake and through the woods along the golf course. I believe it is only open on a few occasions during the year and we were lucky. Clearly run by enthusiasts and well worth the trip. The children loved it and I must say so did the adults! A lovingly maintained miniature railway.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RutlandFox, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Hi many thanks taking the time to respond I am glad you enjoyed the event and our little railway. Yes it takes a lot of dedicated enthusiasts to operate and maintain but it makes it special when we do open twice a year
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Richard P wrote a review Sep 2018
50 contributions19 helpful votes
Only open twice a year, so visited the railway on the BH. Much more to see than the railway, traction engines, stationery engines, stalls selling all sorts and vintage cars. It is a wonderful ride behind the fantastic miniature engines for about 20mins through the park. Fish and chips from the red bus or burgers etc from stalls, there is plenty of choice. All in all a great day out at a reasonable cost to raise funds for charity. Shame not open more often as it's well worth the trip to get there. At busy times can be bit of a wait for train ride. Is it not possible to send out one train after another to pass at the beginning of the loop round the lake as I couldn't understand why signalbox was there.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from RutlandFox, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway
Responded Sep 23, 2018
Hi many thanks for taking the time to review.. Yes indeed when we get busy, we go onto intensive and open the second signal box at lakeside splitting up the railway circuits so that two trains can operate at once and as you say pass each other which we did most of the BH Monday. Once again many thanks
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Stephen H wrote a review Aug 2018
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Always have an absolutely fantastic day here at their steam events, I take the family every year to both events, my kids really love riding on the little steam trains. Fully recommend it to everyone.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Ianjo2012 wrote a review Aug 2018
Iincoln 14 contributions
I always try to get to there open day,and was delighted to return this year to the August rally helping crew a visiting traction engine.The staff are always so friendly and Lady Gretton is a fantastic lady with time for everyone.Always something different on each visit and great to see visiting locos to run on the tracks of stapleford.would highly recommend a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from RutlandFox, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway
Responded Sep 1, 2018
Thanks for your review. As you know we are building up the steam rally side of the event so there is much more to see than just the railway. Bet it was great fun on the traction engine all weekend!! See you again
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