Audley End Railway

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Audley End Railway
Audley End Railway station sign.jpg
Rolling stock and old station sign
Locale Saffron Walden, Essex
Terminus Audley End
Coordinates 52°01′09″N 0°13′03″E / 52.0193°N 0.2176°E / 52.0193; 0.2176Coordinates: 52°01′09″N 0°13′03″E / 52.0193°N 0.2176°E / 52.0193; 0.2176
Commercial operations
Name Audley End Railway
Built by Audley End Estate
Original gauge 10 14 in (260 mm)
Preserved operations
Stations 1
Length 1 12 miles (2.4 km)
Preserved gauge 10 14 in (260 mm)
Commercial history
Opened 1964
Preservation history
1963 Building commences
1964 Line opens
1979 Line extended to its present length.
Website
Audley End Railway

The Audley End Railway is a miniature railway in Essex, England.

Overview[edit]

The 10 14 in (260 mm)-gauge circuit was built by Lord Braybrooke and was opened on 16 May 1964 by famous racing driver Sir Stirling Moss. The railway runs for 1 12 miles (2.4 km) through woodland adjacent to Audley End House, former home of the Braybrookes, now in the ownership of English Heritage.[1]

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.

The site is also home to the Saffron Walden & District Society of Model Engineers who run short circular 3 12 in (89 mm), 5 in (127 mm) and 7 12 in (190.5 mm) tracks at both raised and ground levels on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months.[2]

References[edit]

  • Lord Braybrooke, Audley End Railway 2004

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