The Great Bulkington Railway GBR

Updated August 17th 2016


Children (and some parents too) enjoying a birthday party in Summer 2013

We are located on the corner of Mill Lane in the village of Bulkington, near Seend next to the village hall. There is a thousand feet of railway track, a 40 foot long tunnel and lots of workings signals. We have ride on carriages for our passengers. Toilets are available in the Village Hall.

All monies raised go towards various charities, principally the village hall funds.

Contact: The Station Master, Nev Boulton, 01380 82810101380 828101 Email: Nev Boulton

On various planned occasions throughout the year this excellent private miniature railway opens for steam and ‘diesel’ powered train rides for adults and children of all ages.

The Great Bulkington Railway, (GBR)

For over 20 years the GBR has had the pleasure of ‘playing open house’ at least twice a year and offering rides behind our coal fired steam and electrically powered diesel outline miniature railway locomotives.

This fine sit-on-and-ride miniature railway is around 1000 feet long, has a 40 foot long tunnel and a proper signalling system to control the trains and ensure the safety of their operation.

The miniature 5 inch gauge railway was completed in the summer of 1988 and was built by the owner Nev Boulton, his wife Thelma and several of his friends. There are over 1600 re-cycled plastic sleepers supporting the track and each sleeper has six screws securing the track to it. The track has five points (some of which are electrically operated) and three starting bays behind the tunnel on which the steam locos can be oiled up on. Since the signals were fitted, together with an electronic counter over 20,000 trains have run around the track! 2010 saw the first outing of a fine new GWR 55 class tank steam locomotive number 5542.

Easter Monday 2014

Saw great weather and a great turnout of people -both old and young - to take a ride on the GBR! We are hugely indebted to Nev Boulton, the village Station Master, and all his drivers. The tea and buns went down a storm too so many thanks to all that helped with that.



      Mums, Dads and children enjoying the Easter       train rides.

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