About the Railway
Hollycombe’s Garden Railway is built to the popular 71⁄4 inch gauge and is of an extended dumbbell shape. The
Garden Railway is so named because it runs between the Fairground and the
Woodland Gardens, giving unusual views
of both areas.
The railway has been established for
over 40 years and has undergone some
transformations over the years, many to extend the run and to reduce the
tightness of the curves that originally
existed. Much landscaping and planting
has been done to improve the line and its
surroundings and this work is ongoing.
A major improvement has been the
construction of a new station with an
oak-framed canopy which increases the
flexibility for more trains on busy days
and provides some cover on wet days.
The line’s engine and carriage sheds are