On the site is a fun mini railway which delights children and connects the visitor area to the 2' 6" railway. Also built by volunteers, it has been given the rather glamorous name of the Bangs Galore and Gunpowder Creek Railway.
A Narrow Gauge railway has been built by volunteers which reflects the factory railway that once took dangerous cargo safely from one location to another for processing. It is called the 'Hidden Railway', honouring the top secret nature of the working site. The railway is 2' 6" gauge and has a diesel engine, and cargo wagons converted to carry passengers. You can travel at a small charge close to a mile through woodland to the northern part of the site and back. Both railways are operated entirely by volunteers and there may be times and days when there is no service. More helpful informationTo experience a ride on the Narrow Gauge Railway go to trailer by rocket roundabout when you arrive and book your place. I wheelchair space. Adults £2 and children £1For a ride on the Mini Railway, go to Bangs Galore Station by the roundabout. Adults £1 and children 50p.
When Is My Train Running ?
MINI RAILWAY - Next Open Dates : Every Sunday until July 21st then Every Sunday & Wednesday between July 28 and August 28
NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY - Next Open Dates are To Be Confirmed - Please check back website for details
Up until January 1917 all rolling stock was moved by manual labour, but with the demands of the First World War, locomotives were introduced to move explosives and propellants around the site, plus bring in raw materials from the standard gauge railway at the Royal Small Arms Factory which lay to the south of the Royal Gunpowder Mills.