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Rushden Transport Museum

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Rushden, Northants NN10 OAW

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1

www.rhts.co.uk

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4ft 8½in

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Rushden Transport Museum is situated in the old Midland Railway Station of 1894 which once formed part of the Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers branch line. They have also recently purchased The Goods Shed. This is just across the road from the station, and provides a large undercover area, that will be used as an Exhibition Space, and a Community Hub. It is currently being renovated, but has already been used on multiple occasions since purchase.

Taken over by the Rushden Historical Transport Society in 1984, the station also provides the society with a social club. While outside can be found a variety of railway rolling stock and road transport vehicles.

The heritage railway is operated by the Rushden, Higham and Wellingborough Railway, using both steam and diesel locomotives to operate passenger trains at events throughout the year over the ½ mile of track. RHTS is intending to increase the length of the working line, and include a Halt at the end of the line, over the next few years.