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Ruislip Lido Railway 2023 Gala

RLR Gala Weekend


Ever wondered what it takes to run our railway? Are you interested to know how we maintain our locomotives? Are you looking for a new hobby to do in your spare time?

The Ruislip Lido Railway opens its doors to the public for a behind the scenes look at what we do to keep the railway running.

Saturday 13th (11am - 3pm) and Sunday 14th May (11am & 5pm). Entry is free although normal fares apply for the train service.

A special timetable will be in operation.  

Highlights include:

  • Workshop & Yard area open to the public with staff on hand to explain what we do and answer any of your questions.
  • All available locomotives on display in the yard for children (and adults!) to look at and sit in.
  • Our track maintenance vehicles will be on display with descriptions of what they are and what we use them for.
  • Become a Driver for a Fiver with a return trip up the line under the supervision of one of our expert Instructors (over 14's only)
  • The Turntable Tea Room will be open at Willow Lawn for all your refreshment needs and there will also be a small display of pictures and other information.
  • Our Shop will be open at Woody Bay selling all the must have railway items.
  • Information on how you can become a volunteer on Britain's longest 12 inch gauge railway.

Our full range of tickets is available to buy in advance for this weekend by clicking on the following link: tickets.ruisliplidorailway.org

We hope you will be able to come and visit us on what is always a popular day. 

Mad Bess

We have been completing the final polish of Mad Bess before its much awaited return to service on Sunday 30th April.

To celebrate its return to service we are offering Rover Tickets for unlimited travel on Sunday 30th April. Tickets can be purchased in advance via our online ticket site.

Tickets will be valid all day, trains will run between 12:00 - 17:00 every 20minutes (alternate trains hauled by Mad Bess)

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