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Rocks By Rail is an outdoor adventure, cast in an ironstone quarry. Covering 19 acres of reclaimed quarry, railway tracks and nature trails, Rocks by Rail is a journey back in time. It's an unmissable opportunity to experience an awesome industrial...more
Arrived and greeted by a volunteer in the car park. Bacon sarnies a treat. Entrance fee very reasonable.Exhibits in main shed and side shed in various stages of preservation.
One steam loco giving frequent brake van rides and 2 diesel at play shunting into the...More
Run completely by volunteers this small railway and musuem is a gem. They have a collection of steam and diesel locomotives, some restored and working, and others in the process of being restored. You can take a ride in a brake van attached to one...More
This museum is amazing with lots of livestock in the process of renovation. The staff were very friendly and informative. The drive a train for £5 wasn’t taking place on the day we visited but the August bank holiday Sunday/Monday will have steam and diesel...More
This was a walk down memory lane for my husband as he had watched Sundew's great walk as a young lad. Don't expect great shining engines, do expect enthused volunteers who are happy to chat about the work they do and the great engines they...More
Day trip out. It was a lovely day and the weather was on our side. The large collection of trains was entertaining for the kids to look around while granddad enjoyed learning about the history of the area.
People forget what a large industry mining iron ore was in this country, particularly where the seams are near the surface as in Rutland. A small group of enthusiasts have rescued a large number of diesel and steam tank engines and keep them on the...More
Found it by accident
Probably best to arrive on an event day as the volunteers are limited on other open days, or take a picnic.
Volunteers friendly and enthusiastic and full of infomation about the museum.
Loved the story of the extremely heavy crane 'walking'...More
This is a great little museum run by friendly and passionate volunteers!
It ISN'T a steam railway, it's a museum looking at ironstone extraction. You may think that this would be less interesting but it isn't.
The museum has a collection of both steam and...More
We stumbled upon this museum located just outside Cottesmore, having not seen any advertising relating to it. Very few visitors meant parking and access was easy. They happened to be running the monthly "drive a loco for a fiver" - little more than you would...More
One of the best days I have spent on a Sunday driving train for £5 is brilliant. more people should go for the this experience friendly staff this should a must do on your buket list if you love or day out driving a Train