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Welcome to BUZZRAIL

Official website of the Leighton Buzzard Railway. England's friendly little line!

 

In 2016 there were many highlights to look back on. Among them:

  • Constructed the iconic new station building at Page's Park
  • Introduced into passenger service steam locomotive "Pedemoura" after an 11-year overhaul
  • Contracted out the 10-year overhaul of ex-War Department locomotive No 778, in time for it to act as a goodwill ambassador at Great War events at our French twin railway (Froissy-Cappy-Dompierre) , and the Apedale Valley Light Railway, Staffordshire
  • Completed overhauls and heavy repairs to a further four steam locomotives--"Chaloner",     "P C Allen", "Rishra" and "Elf"
  • Collaborated with the Higgins museum in nearby Bedford, on an exhibition marking the centenary of local production of petrol-engned Simplex locomotives for the War Department
  • Collaborated with Bedford Council to install a Simplex centenary display on a traffic island close to the site of the Simplex works
  • Organised a Simplex centenary event, including setting a new haulage record--17 working locomotives on one train
  • Created "Croix-Pierre", a fictional rail-served military supply base in the northern France of 100 years ago
  • Survived the busiest Christmas season for years, with visitors up by a massive 28%!

 

AND AS A PERFECT ENDING TO A MEMORABLE YEAR, THE HERITAGE RAILWAY ASSOCIATION HAS GIVEN US THE PETER MANISTY AWARD, FOR AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO PRESERVATION. IT WILL BE PRESENTED FORMALLY AT THE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DINNER ON 11TH FEBRUARY.

 

See our  NEWS page for more information.

 

We are now having a well-earned winter break for maintenance, and will open again on Sunday 19th March, with a volunteer recruitment day, and low, low fares for one day only. 

 

We are a non-profit charitable organisation, run and managed by volunteers, and dedicated to the preservation of our historic railway since 1967. So we will celebrate our first half-century in 2017, along with the centenary of two of our World War 1 locomotives. Look out for details.

We have many openings for anyone who wants to join us, and put a skill to good use, or maybe even learn some new ones. Come and talk to us, and find out how you, or someone you know, could become part of this amazing success story,

Although we will do our best to deliver the advertised services and events, please remember that these are subject to availability, as we are using working museum pieces and volunteer staff to operate your train. The operation of all timetables and events is subject to availability.


Phone (UK): 01525 373888
Phone (International): +44 1525 373 888
Email: station@lbngrs.org.uk
Web: www.buzzrail.co.uk

Registered Office:
Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 4TN. United Kingdom
Company No. 2319743.   Place of Registration: Country of Origin: United Kingdom

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