Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society

Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society

Charity information

Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society

To establish in a permanent building and along a permanent way a Working Narrow Gauge Light Railway Museum.

Founded 1967

  • Mission statement

    The objectives of the Society are the advancement of the education of the public in all aspects of narrow gauge light railways. These objectives are met by the following actions.

    To acquire, restore and exhibit and operate wherever possible locomotives, rolling stock and equipment of all kinds such as were used or are in use by industrial and, other light railways both British and foreign and further to provide proper accommodation and maintenance facilities in connection therewith.

    To promote the study, understanding and appreciation of the history of narrow gauge light railways in general and the history of such narrow gauge light railways in Leighton Buzzard and its industry with particular emphasis on the growth and development of sand quarrying and related industries. Also, to promote the understanding of the innovative use of narrow gauge light railways during the First World War.

  • Aims

    Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society aims to:

    • To preserve and promote the understanding and enjoyment of the heritage of the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway to current and future generations.
    • To enhance the visitor learning experience in the passenger carrying season, with a growing number of special events to illustrate the extent of the collection and the way it was used commercially.
    • To provide visitors with heritage learning facilities to build upon the work of the last 44 years.
    • To enthuse volunteers to become actively involved in the work of the charity, as defined in its mission statement.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1967

    Board members: 8

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 01525373888

    Address: Page's Park Station Billington Road Leighton Buzzard Beds LU7 4TN

     
  • Leighton Buzzard Railway Museum Gateway Project

    To replace the existing Page’s Park station building with a ‘Gateway’ to the accredi... More