The Iron ‘War Horse’ at the Leighton Buzzard Railway

  |  Published: Sep 4th 2017
LBNGR - Paddington, courtesy LBNGR
"Paddington", courtesy LBNGR

On 9 &10 September the Leighton Buzzard Railway will be holding another event to mark the centenary of the Great War featuring its unique collection of exhibits from that time. First World War wagon rides recreating the journeys the troops took to the frontline will be available, with smoke effects, and re-enactment staff on hand to explain their role in the war. There will also be displays of some of their equipment and weapons.

In order to gain the most from your visit we suggest that you plan on spending 130 minutes on the trip so that you can experience the extra wagon ride at Stonehenge Works before the return journey to Pages Park. You will also see our Great War British Army Baldwin steam locomotive hauling freight trains* and on display our unique Armoured Simplex petrol loco, the "Tin Turtle". Both of these Iron Warhorses celebrate their centenary this year. Also on display will be our rebuilt, but WW1-design survivor, 20hp petrol locomotive "Festoon". There will also be a chance to ‘cross the lines’ and get closer to our German Army Krauss locomotive, which awaits restoration.

The Leighton Buzzard Railway was itself built using materials recovered from the Great War battlefield railways.

Advance booking is strongly recommended. Visit www.buzzrail.co.uk for full details of times and fares and to book on line.

 

*subject to availability.

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