Newby Hall Miniature Railway

Newby Hall Miniature Railway

Coutess De Grey Passing through the Station

(Picture: © Copyright Lambert and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.)

The Newby Hall Miniature Railway is located in the Grounds of Newby Hall, a restored Stately home, famous for being the filming location for Mansfield Park, which starred Billy Piper.

This 10 1/4″ gauge line was opened in 1971, built  by Cromar White as an End to End line.

It was extened to run as it does today, with two Dumb-bell loops at each end and the Station in the centre, so trains can run Continuously.

The ride has a lot of variety, some running through open gardens, in Cutting, over bridges and a tunnel, all the time running parallel with the River Ure, which in some places you can get a really good view over and across the Yorkshire Countryside.

In 2009, the railway welcomed back it’s own Steam locomotive, No.6100 Royal Scot after a long overhaul.

The Station area is fairly substantial, with Passing Loop, Two Platforms (One is not used!) Water Tower, Coal Bunker and Turntable.

Behind the Station is the Engine Sheds, as this is on the “Public side” of the Line, visitors can have a nosey into the Sheds which has three roads fanning out from the one point!

Website: www.newbyhall.com

Line Length: 1 mile

Operating Dates: See Website

Operational Locomotives:

  • Severn Lamb Gas-M Western No. D1017 Lady Mary Vyner
  • Severn Lamb Gas-H Western Countess De Grey
  • S. Battison 4-6-0 No.6100 Royal Scot

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