Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum where you can step back in time as you stroll amongst the giants of the steam age displayed at its spacious 25 acre site.
The Centre boasts one of the largest private railway collections in the country with many steam locomotives from express passenger types to the humble shunting engine, as well as numerous interesting items of rolling stock. The Collection also includes other forms of motive power, including Metropolitan No.1 and the Beattie Well Tank. There is also rolling stock from the 1870’s through to the 1970’s. Two gems in the Collection are the 1901 coach used latterly in the Royal Train together with a specially converted vehicle from 1943 used as a mobile meeting room by Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower. In addition, a coach from the Royal Train of 1901 and another used by Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower for wartime planning meetings in 1944.
In 1968, the London Railway Preservation Society chose Quainton Road as it’s new base. Renamed as the Quainton Railway Society these early beginnings have grown into the 25 acre site you see today.
The Centre is open daily from 10.30am to 4.30 (5.30 Weekends and Bank Holidays)
Steam trains operate every Sunday, and Wednesdays from 30th July to 3rd September
Watch out for the Brown Tourist Signs off the A41 between Aylesbury and Bicester or the A413 at Whitchurch.
Quainton Road Station, Quainton, near Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 4BY (Map)