Welcome to the Old Kiln Light Railway


Surrey’s Only Industrial 2ft Gauge Railway, Owned & Operated by a group of volunteers who have collected diesel / steam locomotives, rolling stock, as well as other Narrow gauge relics

Hop aboard the charming narrow gauge railway in the rural Surrey countryside.

Situated in the Rural Life Living Museum, a peaceful, Open Air, Village museum, bordering RSPB Heathland; the Old kiln railway takes you on short but characterful journey, behind one of the many preserved locomotives from all walks of life.

From the forests of Portugal, to the Welsh Slate Quarries of Penrhyn, our fine collection of preserved locomotives and stock provides an abundance of railway history to discover and enjoy.

The periods of closure caused by the Covid pandemic affected many railways across the country putting them under financial strain, if you would like to help support us in these difficult times, we have joined up with easyfunding.

Running Dates for April to October 2022


The railway operates a diesel service for visitors most Saturdays and Sundays, during the Rural Life Living Museum’s main opening season. Steam is usually reserved for the more popular special events, all dates are subject to change with regards to locomotive or volunteer availability.

Access to the railway is via the Rural Life Living Museum, train fares are £3 per passenger.

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Weekend Services:

We plan to operate trains every weekend from the 9th of April until October. Services are subject to availability, please check our Facebook page for the latest updates and timetables.

Railway Wednesdays:

We operate on select Wednesdays throughout the year, on these days the train tickets are included in the entry price for the museum. Our next Wednesday services will be the 6th & 13th of April.

40th Anniversary:

This year marks our 40th anniversary (30th January 1982-2022) and we plan to celebrate in style with a ‘gala’ event in September. It shall be an event not to be missed! Keep an eye on our Facebook for more details.


Santa Specials:

Tickets for the Santa Specials shall be available later in the year!

Access to the railway is via the Rural Life Living Museum.

Cash and card payments are accepted.