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The Gunpowder Railway is a narrow gauge railway running roughly 1 km along the perimeter of the Royal Gunpowder Mills site.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a narrow gauge railway was used to transport materials around the site. Over the past decade a dedicated team of volunteers have constructed a 2 foot 6 inch gauge railway, reflecting this history.
The Gunpowder Railway completed its first full running season at the end of October of 2022, transporting over 1500 passengers! Thanks to all those involved: volunteer drivers, guards, duty officers and volunteers involved in the construction and maintenance of the railway.
When is the Gunpowder Railway next running?
The Gunpowder Railway is closed to the public over winter.
Opportunities to volunteer with the Gunpowder Railway run all year round. If you are interested in becoming a Gunpowder Railway Volunteer please contact our please email our Volunteer Manager Liz Went: [email protected]
Find out more: Gunpowder Railway News Blog
The Mini Railway runs the length of Long Walk. It was built by a team of volunteers led by John Wilson.
Whether you would like to develop your technical understanding of locomotives or fulfil a childhood dream of becoming a train driver, volunteering with the Gunpowder Railway is the perfect way to learn new skills whilst having fun and meeting new people.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a narrow gauge railway was used to transport materials around the site.