Steam Railways

Quarry Railway

Jerry M on the Quarry Railway seen from the Azalea Walk

Ride high on the hill to the sandstone quarry to marvel at views across the South Downs and Sussex Weald.

Jerry M storms up the hill on the Quarry Railway

The Railway

The narrow gauge Quarry Railway, is a 2 foot gauge steam railway running for approximately 1.5 miles through woodland and fields. The journey starts at the station by the visitor centre, and travels through pretty woodland until it reaches the old sandstone quarry.

View from the Quarry Railway

Spectacular Views

After a pause to take in the spectacular views across the South Downs, the journey continues through woodland and alongside fields, where horses often graze. Further fabulous views open out looking over the Sussex Weald.

Jerry M on the Quarry Railway

Historic Locomotives & Carriages

The railway has two steam and one diesel locomotives. Even the passenger carriages are historic, coming from the long closed Ramsgate Electric Tunnel Railway. One of the carriages has a wheelchair compartment, and a ramp is available at the station.


In Bloom

Visit the Railway in late April and early May for wonderful displays of bluebells, whilst the Azalea Walk - viewable from the train - is colourful with Mollis azalea blooms during May.