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Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 4TN, England
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Media Release
Issued 1st October 2012


With over 250 motor-bikes gleaming in the sunshine, a busy train service on the narrow-gauge railway, vintage bus rides, and a live rock band on the station, there was plenty happening at Leighton Buzzard’s Page’s Park yesterday (30th September).

The railway was using some of its museum collection of diesel locomotives on the passenger trains, giving a rare opportunity to ride behind the engines which used to haul sand trains over the same line.

At the railway’s “country” terminus at Stonehenge Works, there were more museum locos busily shunting, as well as the preserved quarry digger loading sand into tipping wagons.

One of the day’s highlights was the railway’s first-ever public electric train service, hauled by the newly restored battery-powered locomotive. This was built originally for a top-secret underground weapons store in Wiltshire.

• The railway will be operating on Sundays until the end of this month, plus half-term Wednesday, 31st October.

• Advance booking for December’s “Santa Specials” started today, online through the website ( or by calling 08444 77 1000.

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Posted on: 01/10/2012