Exbury Gardens Steam Railway - Exbury, South Hampshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 48.214 W 001° 23.974
30U E 612772 N 5629201
Quick Description: This delightful steam railway is an attraction in Exbury Gardens.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/10/2009 1:15:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BTQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 2

Long Description:
Following a one and a quarter mile circular route on the northern edge of the gardens this miniature railway has a 12 ¼” gauge track. The entire trip takes about twenty minutes. The journey begins at the Exbury Central Station, continuing into the Summer Lane Garden where a bridge, tunnel, causeway and series of individual themed gardens can be viewed. This is exclusive to the train and can only be seen from having a ride on the railway. Also present here are woodland moss animals, including deer, rabbits, a squirrel, fox and frog, together with contemporary metal sculptures.

There are superb views of the Rock Garden from the next part of the journey which leads to a steep gradient with a curving timber viaduct with views over the Wildlife Ponds. Then the train passes a Plant Nursery, a Pumpkin / Exotic Fruit Patch then on to a second lake where "Hump-phrey, The Lake Moss Monster" lives. The Sunflower Field and the Domesday Yew are passed.

There is a second station called Exbury North Halt in the American Garden where you can jump off and explore on foot if you want to.
Gauge of railway: 12 ¼

Engine Type: Live Steam

Miniature Railroads Web Page: [Web Link]

Public Availability: Seasonal

Ride Fee: Yes

If Yes: £3.50 or £4.50 unlimited Rover Tickets

Entrance Fee: Yes

If There is an Additional Fee: £8.00 Adult and £1.50 Children

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train or related to the train. Possible photos include the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat or of a family member with one of the miniature r.r. crossing signs. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the miniature railway related items that can be found in locations like this

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