'Peter' seen in Lakeside station on the 16th September 1995 © P.Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jungle Express 10 ¼ inch

The Jungle Express first opened in 1937. It was at first a 12 inch gauge line when Paignton Zoo and Chessington Zoo were in association (Chessington Zoo ran a 12 inch gauge line). Trains were run by two steam outline petrol engines which moved to Chessington in 1946 when the line was regauged to the more common gauge of 10 ¼ inches. The line is a 500 yard circuit which runs around a lake and over two bridges on route, with a station called ‘Lakeside’ next to the main pathway of the zoo. Trains are operated by 'Peter', whilst the Guest built petrol engine is a reserve.

Address: Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU
Telephone: 01803 697500
Operator: Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust
Line Length: 500 yards Circular
First opened: 1965
Website:
Jungle Express Website

Zoo Entry Fee
Locomotives

 

No
Name
Type
Builder
Built
 
4-4wPM
Guest Engineering
1939
   
4-4wDM
Nicholson/Wedgewood
1995

 

 

Opening Times: Daily from Easter to October


Fares: Please see website for details

JE Page was last updated on the 22nd November 2013 with loco details updated.

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