Standard Gauge Weekend 2023
July 14th 15th 16th
Public passenger trains will operate on Sunday. This event is held every year and attracts visiting locomotives from across the country and occasionally from abroad. All locomotives and rolling stock operating over this weekend will be models based upon full size railways with a standard gauge of four foot eight and a half inches.
With an EWR gauge of 7.25" the models are 1/8th scale. Some of the steam locomotives have taken their owners many years to build and their detail has been painstakingly created to produce amazingly accurate replica steam engines or battery operated diesel engines. These are all models of locomotives that once steamed along the railway lines of the UK and other countries, including express trains, goods and parcel trains. Although the 1/8th scale of these standard gauge engines can make them look quite small do not be deceived by their size as most of them will happily pull four to six carriages carrying 20 plus people.
This Standard Gauge Weekend event is open to members, friends, visitors and 7 ¼ inch gauge members who are owners and drivers of standard gauge locos and engines. If you are a standard gauge loco owner and would like to participate in this event please contact us. Use the Contact Us form - Department - Visiting Locos
The event runs over the weekend from the Friday to Sunday with the public able to ride on trains pulled by standard gauge engines on the Sunday only. People will be able to visit the park and watch the various engines travelling around the EWR railway but only ride on the Sunday.