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RLR Online Store

We are delighted to now offer a number of our most popular Souvenirs to buy directly from our website.

This includes our fantastic RLR Book, packed full of history - re-published in April 2023!

To order visit our Online Store

September 2023 Open Days

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 16th and Sunday 17th September 2023 (11am - 5pm)

Entry is free although normal fares apply for the train service.

A special timetable will be in operation.  

Highlights include:

  • Visiting locomotive from the Littlehampton Miniature Railway
  • 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.

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

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