BGLR – The UK’s Best Miniature Railways

Britain’s Great Little Railways (BGLR) represents the UK’s leading narrow, miniature and minimum gauge steam & diesel railways. Our members will ensure that you have a safe, interesting and a friendly journey on all of their trains. There are trains of every size and shape powered by steam, petrol, diesel and batteries.

BGLR Main Pate

Our railways operate throughout the UK. To find a railway near you go to the  interactive map of all our railways allowing you to get directions and giving you access to information about the railway

There is a list of BGLR members, click on a railway for more information and a link to their website and Facebook facebook page. If you are on a phone scroll down for the railway list.

Most railways are open at weekends and school holidays. They often organise special events such as Thomas Days, Galas with visiting engines, Halloween specials and Santa Specials. Some railways have limited opening times so you need to visit their website or contact them for the latest information

Enjoy a wonderful day out on one of our railways!

Our miniature trains carry over a million passengers every year.


If you are on a small screen scroll down for a list of our railways which then leads to their contact page


BGLR members should login to the members page for all the latest information. Please put in the password supplied to you. If you have not been issued with it or forgotten please email – dublorunneratgmaildotcom, substituting the at with @ and the dot with a full stop.

Interested in owning or operating a miniature railway? Then these articles might help. Building or buying a miniature railway and advice from some of our members

If you are interested in joining our organisation click here for the benefits and costs of being a BGLR member

Formed in 1994 BGLR is a resource for miniature, narrow and minimum gauge railway operators and owners and also prospective operators.

Our railways exchange views/ideas and information on a regular basis. We promote our members’ miniature and narrow gauge railways which represent the best in the UK if not the world.