The Miniature Railway

The Newby Hall Miniature Railway which runs along the River Ure, is a delightful ride with fantastic views of the gardens. Our locomotives run every day we are open – and always on time!

The 10 1/4″ gauge railway first opened in 1971, originally an end to end line, built by Cromar White. The line, now extended runs parallel to the river in the shape of a dumb-bell loop and operates every day of the season. Locomotives used on the railway are two Severn Lamb Western gas locomotives as well as the Royal Scot steam locomotive. The journey takes approximately 12 minutes.

The Royal Scot locomotive has been restored over the last few years and operates on a steel track in conjunction with an electric powered loco and a reserve loco powered with L.P.G.

Tickets for the railway are available from the railway shop adjacent to the platform

Train Tickets £3 (under 2s are FREE)

Book of 20 Tickets £50 (£2.50 per ride)

We are looking for new Railway Volunteers, to assist with the running of this much-loved Newby feature. You don’t need to be a railway or engineering expert, but you will need energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to work as part of a small team. Tasks range from painting railway buildings and weeding the track, to stripping down locomotives and driving the trains.
If you can spare a day each week or so, please contact us on info@newbyhall.com call 01423 320406