Happy New Year.
We hope these good wishes help you celebrate an exciting and magical New Year.
The railway is now closed for winter.
Our next Open day will be Easter Sunday and Easter Monday 21/22 April 2019.
We are located in the villiage of Thames Ditton in Surrey and our miniature railway is known as the Thames Ditton Miniature Railway. The ground level railway is for the large scale trains. The elevated railway is for the smaller scale trains. We have been running passenger trains on the miniature railway for for over 70 years. We hope you will be able to visit us during the year for a ride on our trains and enjoy the atmosphere of our railway and it's trains.
A Sneek preview for 2019
'James' is a new build which will be ready for the 2019 season. This engine 0-4-2 tank engine was built by one of our members, and has taken 15 years to complete working in his spare time. The model is based on the well know Tinkerbell locomotive design to UK narrow gauge practice.
The locomotive is seen here durining initial trials in December 2018.
Volunteering / Membership
What we do, why we do it, how we do it and why you should consider joining us.
Over it long history our society has brought together people with a shared interest of railways, engineering. Our purpose is to encourage the creation of a wide range of models and to create a 'community' of members willing and able to help and support each other in the enjoyment of the hobby. We achieve this aim through a variety of activities, meetings, training courses, visits and exhibitions. and by providing a network of skilled and experienced members willing and happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm.
The Railway is run solely by a group of dedicated volunteers and is open for train rides from Easter till October. Trains run on the the first Sunday of each month. On Bank Holiday weekends we also run the trains on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Our volunteers can often be found working on the railway at other times.
We are always looking for more volunteers who would like to get involved. Whether you wish to be a Driver, Guard, Platform Duties, Signalman, Engineering or just help with the maintenance, you will be working alongside a friendly group of volunteers sharing the same experience.