Bath & West Miniature Railway

Bath & West Miniature Railway

Tinkerbell class 0-4-2T 'Ladybird' running past the Fountain

The B&WR is based in the grounds of the famous Bath & West Show Ground!

In it’s Early life it was a very short loop that ran around the workshop/clubhouse.

It was then extended to run along a long straight!
Once again it was extended to run as it is today, it now runs for a over half a mile!
It’s a great little line with plenty going on!
The line is operated by the East Somerset Society of Model & Experimental Engineers!
It does not run all the time! Please check the website for event dates etc…


There is currently a yard project going on, mainly used for Open days. In 5 inch gauge, this joins on with the Duel Gauge on the bank.

As well as this I believe there is a new loco being designed which to me resembles a “Thomas II” design.

Please visit the website for more info!

Operateing days: see website for Event dates.

Line length: 2/3rds of a mile.

Operational Locomotives:

  • Tinkerbell class 2-4-2T Sara
  • Tinkerbell class 0-4-2T Ladybird
  • 0-4-2TST Sir Isaac
  • 0-2-2 Mendip
  • 0-6-0T No.7 Laus deo
  • Romulus class 0-4-0TT Joan
  • Bo-Bo Diesel loco Shepton


0-2-2 loco 'Mendip' in the station

The Smoke Boxes of 'Ladybird' and 'Tinkerbell'

0-6-0T 'Laus Deo' on shed

Video Area:

Here is one of my videos of the Bath and West Railway, showing the Sunday of their 2009 open day!

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