'Conway Castle' seen on the line in 2017 © WMR










Watford Miniature Railway  10 ¼ inch

The Watford Miniature Railway opened at Easter 1959 as a 300yd circuit in Cassiobury Park. The railway was set up by C.H. Reed, and initially was run by an LMS Compound and a petrol-powered 08 shunter. In 1979 Jeff Price became the owner and enlarged the layout, including an extension to a new station. The station is adjacent to the paddling pool/playground area, and has two platforms and a turntable. Trains leave the station and cross a gated level crossing, before travelling around an ingenious layout adjacent to the River Gade and returning to the station. The total journey is 1,020yd. At peak times operation can be very slick; one train can be travelling around the railway while a second is loading in the station. As soon as the first train returns to the station the second train leaves, with the first train then being prepared for the next trip. The railway was taken over in 2017 by Southern Miniature Railways Ltd who plan to enhance the railway further.

Address: Cassiobury Park, Watford, Hertfordshire
Telephone: 07542 848246
Operator: Southern Miniature Railways Ltd
Line Length: 600 yards Complex
First opened: 1959
Website: Watford Miniature Railway Website


Thomas Poole
S/O 0-6-0DH
Conway Castle
Nikki Louise
R. Prime





Opening Times: Please see website for details

Fares: £2.00 for all. Under 2's Travel Free.

WMR Page was last updated on the 7th November 2017 with locomotive, opening times and fares updated.

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