The Colne Valley Railway is a great day out for all the family. The railway was actually constructed by volunteers and steam engine enthusiasts. The trains transported in are repaired and maintained. In addition to the steam trains they often do Thomas The Tank Engine days, which includes plays and even a train ride with Thomas and his friends.
Colne Valley Railway
Essex CO9 3DZ
Tel: 01787 461174
Other features at Colne Valley include:
Visit our attraction for all ages. A few of our volunteers have developed a miniature railway in a Garden Environment. SM32 and G gauge trains run around 100 metres of track through a tunnel, stations and over bridges. Can you find Nessie?
7¼” Miniature Railway
Opened in 2008 this has now been partially relocated and extended with two new stations and a turntable. The ride is 600 metres long and will operate, weather permitting, on all main railway open days.
Two 00 gauge model layouts. Operated by Halstead Model Railway Club. Open only on special days. Call railways for dates.
Open most operational Sundays and at special events. See how our railway has developed over the years, and the previous Colne Valley & Halstead Railway’s early history.
Meander amongst rare breeds in our adjoining Farm Park. Enjoy the woodland picnic area, walk beside the River Colne and wander around animal pens.
This working Signalbox is open for visitors on all operational days.
‘Sidings’ Buffet Car
The ‘Sidings’ Buffet carriage is open every day the trains are running. A typical menu includes all day breakfasts, light lunches, cream teas, freshly made sandwiches, home made cakes and refreshments. Parties are catered for with menus to suit the occasion.
Open all operational days and at special events, stocking a wide selection of Thomas toys and Railway souvenirs.