Audley End Railway
|Audley End Railway|
|Locale||Saffron Walden, Essex|
|Name||Audley End Railway|
|Built by||Audley End Estate|
|Original gauge||10 1⁄4 in (260 mm)|
|Length||1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km)|
|Preserved gauge||10 1⁄4 in (260 mm)|
|1979||Line extended to its present length.|
The 10 1⁄4 in (260 mm)-gauge circuit was built by Lord Braybrooke and was opened on the 16th May 1964 by famous racing driver Sir Stirling Moss. The railway runs for 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) through woodland adjacent to Audley End House, former home of the Braybrookes, now in the ownership of English Heritage.
The woodland contains a large number of teddy bears and other soft toys arranged in displays. The line has two tunnels and crosses the River Cam and River Fulfen. The bridge across the Cam retains the original World War II pillbox.
- Lord Braybrooke, Audley End Railway 2004
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