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Covid-19 – Coronavirus
Updated 17/3/2020

Following the latest advice from the government and to protect both public and our members, we we will not be offering train rides until further notice. The arrangement of our carriages means that we cannot run trains whilst observing the necessary social distancing regulations. As a result we will not be able to resume normal operations until the social distancing regulations are lifted. We will provide further updates as the situation develops. We apologise for any disappointment caused.

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, as well as a special event on Halloween (more details below). 

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.

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 and stay for a picnic or a burger from the donut van which is often on site on Sundays (phone ahead to be sure).

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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Covid-19: All running is suspended until further notice.

Every Sunday and bank holiday from the beginning of April to 18th October (except for a special event on 26th April) plus Halloween special on 31st October, subject to weather conditions and operational constraints.

Train times

April – September: 10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.15pm to 3.45pm.
October until the 18th: 1pm – 4pm
Thursday 31 October: Halloween special – Ghost trains from 5.30pm

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.



The Cinderbarrow Experience