About

Who Runs The Railway?

The railway is owned, maintained and operated by the Havering Miniature Railway Club. All the engines and coaches are privately owned. We are tennants of Havering Council Parks Department.

What is the Railway?

The railway is 7 1/4" gauge (distance between the rails). This is the smallest practical sized railway to safely carry members of the public on a ground track. This does mean that the trains are not as stable as full sized ones so care has to be taken when boarding and riding.

How Much is it?

We currently charge £2 per person. Accompanied 2 year olds and under travel free. 

Where is it?

Lodge Farm Park is situated in central Romford with two car parks - Main Road RM2 5JB and Carlton Road, RM2 4AA.
Plan below shows the full length of the line once it is finished.


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Mobility

The railway is a miniature railway so riders have to sit centrally to avoid off balancing the coaches. We do not have any step free coaches although we have sit in and sit astride coaches. We are more than happy to help with any special requirements if you can just ask. If you or your group may not be able to cope with public open days then please get in touch to see if we can help.

Private Running

While the club has insurance to haul the public 12 times a year, members are insured to run anytime privately. Some individuals do have insurance cover to carry public passengers but it is only with prior agreement of the committee. All members can drive privately but they are only insured to carry club members.

Who can and who can't drive along with what they can drive is laid out in the club's rules and procedures.


Money

All fares and donations go towards the running and installation of the railway. The club is grateful to individual members who allow use of their trains by the club. If you think it could be run commercially then please think again. Fares taken would not even cover wages let alone the purchase of trains, some of which cost more than the price of a new small car.