Britain's Miniature Railways No. 5: Swanley New Barn Railway (Mainline & Maritime)

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The Swanley New Barn Railway is a 7¼ inch gauge railway, one of many attractions to be found at Swanley Park, situated in Swanley, Kent. Manned by volunteers, it runs from Easter to September and comprises of an 800 m track which loops around the park, a carriage shed, turntable, engine release road and two stations, New Barn (previously called Lakeside) and Swanley Parkway (previously called New Barn Halt).

Swanley Park first opened in 1983, but it was not until 1986 that the railway was opened to the public. The Swanley New Barn Railway at 35 celebrates 35 years of running and consists of:

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Early Memories and Early Members
  • Maps
  • Recent Progress and Plans for the Future
  • A Trip Along The Line
  • Running the Railway
  • Signalling
  • Resident Locomotives
  • Visiting Locomotives
  • Carriages & Wagons
  • References and Selected Further Reading

130 colour photographs. 4 track layout diagrams. 80 pages.

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