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Basingstoke and District Model Engineering Society
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Public Rides

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The last two passengers take a ride on the final train of the day on a sunny summer afternoon.

Public hauling includes two laps of our track circuit where you will experience a non-stop run through the station at speed, with a total ride of just under 2000ft in length! Passenger carrying usually takes place between 11am and 4pm.

We are usually able to offer rides behind diesel or electrically powered locomotives and live steam locomotives. The diesel outline locomotives are usually electrically powered, some with authentic sound effects fitted, other diesel outline locomotives are petrol powered. The live steam locomotives are miniature versions of full size steam engines and burn coal and use water just like full size.

Public Running Dates 2020

Due to concerns relating to Covid-19 "Coronavirus" all public running is cancelled until further notice.


Engines often "On Shed"