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Dean Forest Railway

Dean Forest Railway Dean Forest Railway


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Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 4ET

4½ miles



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Dining Trains:

4ft 8½in



Remember those relaxing days of yore...

... when travel on trains was full of fun and excitement. Cosy compartment coaches, a chance meeting or a fond farewell, milk churns and mail bags, pigeons and porters, flowers and fresh air at the country station, birds singing as excitement mounts with the sound of a distant whistle, then the sight, sound and smell of the steam engine arriving at the station! A cup of railway tea and a sandwich, a visit to the local pub across the road from the station or a short walk into the countryside.

Whether it is to bring back memories or show children the magic of trains from a bygone era, come and let us help re-create that wonderful of atmosphere of a country railway. And don't forget to have a chat with the driver, guard or any of our volunteers, for you can be sure of a cheery reply! We love running the railway and want you to enjoy it as much as we do!