Ashorne Hall Railway
Dates of operation
12 1⁄4 in (311 mm)
0,8 km ( 1⁄2 mile)
The Ashorne Hall Railway was a ridable miniature railway in Warwick, Warwickshire, England. It was conceived as an added attraction to the collection of mechanical musical instruments at the Ashorne Hall museum. It was completed in the mid-1990s and was called the Nickelodeon Line.
It was 12 1⁄4 in (311 mm) gauge and had a clever and complicated track layout giving a journey of about one mile (1.6 km) in a restricted area of 6 acres (24,000 m2). With two substantial stations, a tunnel and engine shed it was very well equipped. With the death of its creator Graham Whitehead in 2003, the railway closed. It was dismantled and sold in 2005 and the track lifted. The steam locomotive is now at the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway and the petrol locomotive and carriages at the Wilderness Railway.
2-4-2T Ashorne, built 1994 by Exmoor Steam Railway
2-4-2 Bella, built locally on chassis supplied by Exmoor Steam Railway using a Coventry Climax petrol engine.
5 bogie carriages built locally by Paul Camps on frames supplied by Exmoor Steam Railway
2 tip wagons
^ “The Nickleodeon lane at Ashorne Hall”. The Heywood Society Journal. The Heywood Society. 38. 1996.
^ “Ashorne Hall Miniature Railway”. Narrow Gauge News. The Narrow Gauge Railway Society. 226. 1998.
Heywood Society Journal No.36 Spring 1995
History and pictures of the Ashorne Hall Railway
Pictures of the Ashorne Hall Railway
Coordinates: 52°13′28″N 1°32′31″W / 52.2245°N 1.5419°W / 52.2245; -1.5419