Drumawhey Junction Miniature Railway.


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Down Mini Railway.

This charming miniature railway is the result of fourteen years hard work by a group of committed volunteers, the track extends to about 1500 Metres (1,641 Yards) the trains run on a track with a gauge of 19 Cm (7.25 inches). The society open the railway to the public on about fourty days a year, visit their web site for details.

Having visited Drumawhey Miniature Railway in April 2010 we can thoroughly recommend this very atmospheric attraction, the smell of coal combined with plumes of steam really added historical ambience. Of the different engines,were were lucky enough to catch the miniature steam train called Marilyn, which was driven by the man who built it. The track wound around over a little stream and then over a railway bridge with another track below, through tunnels, past gnomes building there own little railway into the the sidings.

Effort was made capture the imagination of the children by the liberal addition of little animal such Peter Rabbit sitting beside the track,or families of squirrel or kingfishers catching fish.We could have spent all day going round the tracks pointing out the myriad things to see, a great day out. All praise to the dedicated people who run it as a labour of love.

The railway is located at Four Road Ends, where the Bangor to Carrowdore Road meets the B172 Newtownards to Milllisle Road. If you would like to join the society and help with the day to day running and maintenance, they are currently looking for new members.

Four Roads End
Co Down
Tel:+44 (0)28
E Mail
Web Site

See also The Railways in Ireland.

Other heritage sites in County Down.