Since 1978, we have been growing from strength to strength at our site within the Van Hage Garden Company. Scroll through our timeline to see how the railway has developed from what was originally just a flat, open field!
After a spate of vandalism at a previous site in Cheshunt, we moved to our current site at the Van Hage Garden Centre. In this year Amwell Tunnel was also constructed.
We held one of our first ‘Portable Track’ events at a Summer Fete at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield. This ended up being an annual event for us right up until the mid-90s.
Amwell Junction Signal Box was constructed to house the de-commissioned London Transport Westinghouse Signal Lever Frame that we acquired in 1980.
In May of this year, we carried our 250,000th passenger.
Our resident Tinkerbell Class locomotive ’TCB Miller’ was completed and arrived at the railway in May for testing and hauling it’s first passengers.
In December of this year, we carried our 500,000th passenger during our Christmas specials. (Dec)
In April of this year, we carried our 750,000th passenger. We also hosted the 11th SEQLEC Competition. We entered our resident Tinkerbell class 'TCB Miller' without any prior preparation and managed to win 3rd place.
In summer of 2005, we hosted a large exhibition over two days at our site 'A Celebration of Model Railways'
Our 1,000,000th passenger was carried in June of this year
An Engine Shed was constructed to securely house and maintain our ever-expanding fleet of diesel and steam locomotives.
A Water Tower was constructed to compliment the newly-built Engine Shed so that our steam locomotives had access to water when steaming up and steaming down.
We are busy as ever and the future looks promising as we begin to construct the extension of the railway.