KINVER MINIATURE RAILWAY

KINVER SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS

                      2024 OPEN SEASON

We look forward to welcoming our regular visitors and those, who for the first time, experience our affordable family days out during 2024. We are open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2pm - til 4.30pm.

Located in the picturesque village of Kinver, Staffordshire, our miniature railway has an extensive raised half mile track catering for both 5" and 3 1/2" gauges.  

Experience train rides behind steam and diesel (electric) locomotives, there is a large picnic area in a lovely setting and our Whistle Stop serves reasonably priced refreshments and snacks.  

Kinver Miniature Railway is owned by the Kinver Society of Model Engineers Ltd, a non profit organisation, operated and maintained entirely by volunteers. Our public open days and party hosting provides our funds to maintain outstanding facilities for our members to practice and enjoy their hobby.

  • Free limited parking
  • Well behaved dogs on leads welcome
  • Card payments accepted
  • Childrens parties
  • Educational visits
  • No need to book

What's On at the Kinver Miniature Railway

SUNDAY PUBLIC OPENNING

Enjoy an affordable family afternoon out experiencing train rides from 2 to 4.30 (ish) pm, subject to weather - every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 2024.

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HALLOWEEN ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with sadness and regret we have to announce the suspension of our 2024 Halloween Event this year. We understand how disappointing this will be to many who have enjoyed pevious years. We are however, pleased to announce the introduction of public open days on the forthcoming 2024 Bank Holiday Mondays to meet overwhelming public demand. We look forward to seeing you all

THEMED BANK HOLIDAY EVENTS

Following the amazing success of our last themed Bank Holiday events, we will shortly be announcing the theme for our 26th August Bank Holiday Monday.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED ?

Volunteers are always welcome to help out with our activities from gardening to engineering. A great way to meet new friends and stay mentally and physically active.

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PRIVATE PARTIES

Hire our facilities for your private party, birthdays or other occasions, we will run trains for the duration of your event. Contact us for further details and availability.

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MODEL ENGINEERING

This page is under construction and will be updated shortly.

SOCIETY HISTORY

Based in Kinver, its third home, the society draws members from all parts of the Black Country. West Midlands Engineers was formed in the 1930’s by Mr Dick Thomas. A Wolverhampton branch of the society was formed later and in 1943 the original Dawley Brook contingent died and the offshoot became the Wolverhampton Society for Model Engineers. Its home was Omsdale, Wombourne, where a group of men, including Mr Jack Cox built 800ft of track. One of Jack’s locos was the first to travel on the new track. As the society grew, so did Wombourne, and in 1960 members started looking for a new home as their Omsdale site was to be sold for building and that’s where Joe Gill came in. Joe, an accountant, suggested Kinver British Legion that the scrub land opposite the headquarters would be ideal for the society. Since the Wombourne track has been re-laid at Kinver, it has been extended to a half mile, much of the work having been completed by members under the guidance of Graham Fidler. Mr Fiddler was able to provide the knowledge for the working party which engaged in constructing a halt and will later tackle a tunnel.

  • Kinver Miniature Railway, Legion Drive, High Street, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6ER, UK
  • Legion Drive is by the Royal Exchange Pub and the track is located next to the Edward Marsh Centre