Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre



Quainton Road - Brill platform.JPG
Quainton Road station in 2006
Location: 51°51’54"N, 0°55’44"W
Website: http://www.bucksrailcentre.org/

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a heritage railway and railway museum operated by the Quainton Railway Society Ltd. at Quainton Road railway station, in the far depths of "Metro-land", about 5 miles west of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. The site is divided into two halves which are joined by two foot-bridges, one of which provides wheelchair access. Each side has a demonstration line with various workshop buildings as well as museum buildings.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is rail-connected because Quainton Road station is on the Network Rail freight-only line (formerly a mainline used jointly by the Great Central Railway and the Metropolitan Railway through the Metropolitan and Great Central Railways Joint Committee) which connects Aylesbury with the Bletchley to Oxford cross-country route at Claydon (LNE) Junction. This allows Chiltern Railways to operate occasional shuttle trains from Aylesbury to Quainton Road on Buckingham Railway Centre open days.

At the north-west corner of the site are the terminal buildings of 1851 from Oxford Rewley Road railway station transplanted here in 2002 to serve as reception, visitor centre and display building.

Rolling Stock

Chiltern Railways Class 121 'Bubble Car'

The museum runs a number of engines, carriages and equipement, and has a large number of non-operational locomotives.

Steam Locomotives

Metropolitan Railway 0-4-4T E Class No. 1
LSWR 0298 Class no. 0314 British Railways 30585
  • Metropolitan Railway 0-4-4T E Class no. 1 (London Transport L44) built in 1898. Operational and a regular on passenger trains.[1]
  • LSWR 2-4-0WT 0298 Class no. 0314 (British Railways 30585) built in 1874. Operational, used regularly on passenger trains.[2]
  • Peckett and Sons 0-4-0ST no. 2087 built in 1948. Operational and used on goods/vintage trains and occasionally on passenger trains.[3]
  • North British Locomotive Company 0-6-0T "Coventry no. 1" built in 1939. also serves as "Thomas" on Thomas days, Operational and used on passenger trains.[4]
  • Peckett and Sons 0-4-0ST no. 2105 "Rokeby" built in 1951. Operational and used on goods/vintage trains & occasionally on passenger trains.[5]
  • Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0ST no. 1742 "Millom" built in 1946. Operational and used on goods and vintage trains, boiler ticket expires in 2018.[6]
Off site:
  • GWR 0-6-0PT 9400 Class no. 9466. Operational, built in 1952 can be used on the mainline, on loan to the Birmingham Railway Museum.[7]
  • Aveling and Porter 0-4-0WT no. 3587 "Sydenham" built in 1895. On loan to Chatham Dockyard.[8]

Steam locomotives undergoing overhaul, restoration or light repair

  • GWR 4-6-0 6959 "Modified Hall" Class no. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" built in 1948. Undergoing restoration.[1]
  • GWR 2-8-2T 7200 Class no. 7200. built in 1934. Undergoing restoration.[2][3]
  • Hunslet Engine Company 50550 class 0-6-0ST no. 3890. Undergoing overhaul.[4]
  • Peckett and Sons 0-4-0ST no. 1900 "Flying Bufferbeam" built in 1936. Britain's smallest standard-gauge steam locomotive now undergoing heavy overhaul.[5]
  • Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. 0-4-0ST no. 699 "Swanscombe" built in 1891. This is the oldest surviving Barclay. In use from 2002–2008, now awaiting boiler & motion repair.[6]

Stored / static steam locomotives

South African Railways 25NC Class No. 3405
  • Andrew Barclay 0-4-0F no. 1477. This one of the oldest Fireless locomotives still in existence, built in 1916 now on static display awaiting overhaul.[7]
  • Sentinel Waggon Works 0-4-0 no. 9537 "Susan". Stored undercover awaiting overhaul.[8]
  • Yorkshire Engine Company 0-6-0ST no. 2498 "Chislet". On static display awaiting overhaul.[9]
  • Hawthorn Leslie and Company 0-4-0ST no. 3717. Stored undercover awaiting overhaul.[10]
  • Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST no. 3850 "Juno". Stored awaiting overhaul.[11]
  • Andrew Barclay 0-4-0F no. 2243. On static display awaiting overhaul.[12]
  • Sentinel Waggon Works 0-4-0 no. 9366. Stored awaiting overhaul.[13]
  • W.G. Bagnall 0-4-0ST no. 2469 "Scott". Awaiting heavy overhaul.[14]
  • Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T no. 1334 "Sir Thomas". On static display awaiting overhaul.[15]
  • Hunslet Engine Co. 0-6-0ST no. 3782 "Arthur". Stored Awaiting restoration.[16]
  • GWR Castle Class No. 5080 Defiant. [17]
  • 25NC Class 4-8-4 No. 3405 (3ft 6in gauge). [18]
  • Aveling and Porter 0-4-0T No. 807 Brill. [19]
  • GWR 0-6-0PT 5700 Class no. 7715 (London Transport L99) December 2011 out of service with a cracked boiler foundation ring.[9]

Diesel locomotives

British Rail Class 04 No. D2298
  • BR 0-6-0 Class 04 no. D2298
  • John Fowler & Co. 0-4-0DM No. 20067 "Osram" [20]
  • F Hibberd "Planet" 0-4-0DM No. 3765 [21]
  • Hibberd 0-4-0DM No. 2102 [22]
  • Hibberd 0-4-0DM No. 3271 "Walrus" [23]
  • Hunslet (Kerr Stuart) 0-4-0DM No. K4428 Redland [24]
  • Hunslet 0-4-0DM No. 2067 [25]
  • Ruston & Hornsby No. 425477 Arthur [26]
  • Ruston & Hornsby No. 463153 "Hilsea" [27]

Diesel multiple units

  • BR Class 115 unit 51886+59761+51889 "Aylesbury College Silver Jubilee 1987"

Electric Multiple Units

1930 Stock Car No. 803
  • Post Office Railway (London) 1930 Stock No. 803 [28]
  • London Underground CO/CP Stock unit 53028+013063+54233 [29][30][31]
  • New York Subway Car No. 1144, an R7, converted into a cafeteria for the museum. [32]

Carriages & Vans

  • BR Mk 1 TPO sorting van no. 80394
  • London Transport brake vans nos. B557 and FB578

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Buckinghamshire Railway Centre)


  1. Metropolitan Railway E Class 0-4-4T No.1 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012
  2. Rebuilt LSWR 0298 Class 2-4-0 Well Tank No. 0314 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012
  3. Peckett 0-4-0ST No. 2087 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012
  4. North British 0-6-0T No. 24564 Coventry No. 1 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012
  5. Peckett 0-4-0ST No. 2105 Rokeby Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012
  6. Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0ST No. 1742 Millom Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012
  7. BR(WR) 94XX Class 0-6-0PT No. 9466 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012
  8. Aveling and Porter 0-4-0WT No. 3567 Sydenham Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012
  9. GWR 57XX Class 0-6-0PT No. 7715 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Stockbook, accessed 21 March 2012