Trains are running today, Thursday, 25 July 2024
Subject to weather conditions

We are a group of enthusiastic model engineers who operate a fantastic little railway running round the picnic site at Cinderbarrow, Tarn Lane, near Yealand Redmayne, Lancashire. The railway is open to the public for rides on Sundays and bank holidays throughout the summer. 

Our members range from young to old and while many are highly experienced professional engineers, some are new to the hobby and learning their skills from the more experienced members, while others just enjoy operating the railway and giving pleasure to the many children and members of the public who visit us.

Over recent years our members have built a large Gauge One (45mm gauge) demonstration track, running full length passenger and freight trains, predominately scale engines, several being steam powered some with radio control. It has become a focal point of interest for many. We also now lay down a ‘Playmobil’ railway on the grass for our youngest visitors; they can control the engines themselves! This has proved itself to be an ‘instant’ attraction.

The picnic site at Cinderbarrow is in an attractive setting surrounded by woodland, with lots of open space for picnicing.

Come and join us and enjoy the thrill of riding on a real steam or diesel train or bring a picnic with you and spend the afternoon in a beautiful setting.

We are a charity and we don’t charge for rides, but we depend on donations from the public to keep the railway running.

Our Locos

Most of the engines that we run at Cinderbarrow are owned by individual members who bring them along to haul our miniature trains. The Society also has a powerful diesel model, “Tregoss”, which we regularly use at the site.

Members from other Model Societies are welcome to bring along their engines. (See also Events).

Opening Times

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We are running trains Sundays from November to March subject to weather, staff availability and essential engineering works. Please check Facebook to see if we are running.


Every Sunday and bank holiday from Good Friday to 27rd October subject to weather conditions and operational constraints.

Trains will also be running most Thursday afternoons during the school summer holidays. See dates below.

Train times

November to March: Sundays 10.30am to 3.30pm subject to weather, staff availability and engineering works

Good Friday to 27th October 2024, Sundays & Bank holidays: 10.30am to 12.30pm (last entry 12.20pm) & 1.15pm to 3.45pm (last entry 3.35pm).

School holiday running: Thursdays: 1pm – 4pm (last entry 3.50pm) 28th July,  4th,  11th,  18th,  25th, August & 1stSeptember

1st Oct to 27th October, Sundays: 1pm to 4pm (last entry 3.50pm).

Our Objectives

Our objective as a charity is the advancement of public education in engineering through the construction and operation of models of engineering, the provision of talks, public exhibitions, demonstrations and by providing facilities for construction, development and running engineering models.