Welcome to BUZZRAIL
Official website of the Leighton Buzzard Railway. England's friendly little line!
This is an exciting year for the Leighton Buzzard Railway. A big milestone has been reached in one of the biggest projects in the line's history--a brand-new and much larger station building at Page's Park.
The building was open to the public for the first time on 23rd July, with an opening ceremony planned for later in the year. It is a very impressive building, with a striking interior decoration. Almost worth a visit on its own!
And we have completed two of our largest and most poignant special events ever. We commemorated the centenary of the formation, in 1916, of the War Department Light Railways (WDLR) directorate. And also the start of production, in nearby Bedford, of the Simplex petrol-engined locomotives. Over 800 in all, between 1916 and 1918.
Our links with the WDLR will be on display again on Remembrance Sunday, 13th November, just a few days before the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme, which had raged since the July. Passenger trains are scheduled to be hauled by WDLR steam survivor No 778,and a commemorative tree will be planted. There will also be final screenings of the very moving Imperial War Museums newsreel film of the early stages of the battle. These are free of charge.
And Christmas isn't far away, so download our Christmas leaflet for all the vital details of when, where and how much. Online advance booking has now started--see top left--and trains can fill up very quickly. Unlike some Christmas attractions, we don't charge hefty extra fees--what you see is what you pay!
We are a non-profit charitable organisation, run and managed by volunteers, and dedicated to the preservation of our historic railway since 1967, and we will celebrate our first half-century next year.
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!
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 to haul your train. The operation of all timetables and events is subject to availability.