Along with most heritage organisations we have a modest income and significant costs and our Heritage Railway is no different. Please consider becoming a Volunteer and Donate if you can so we can stay open for as long and often as possible.
Our Heritage Railway has a wide range of rolling stock and runs selected stock on event days. With over half a mile of track, there is scope for variety. We are renovating some of our rolling stock and undertaking routine safety checks.
In addition to the station buildings and track, the Society owns the Goods Shed. It provides a large and modern undercover space which has preserved its original features and heritage. We use both the vast inside space and the large outside area around the building for event days.
Taken over by the Rushden Historical Transport Society in 1984, the station has its own bar and club called the Station Bar. Members, their guests and general public can enjoy a wide selection of real ales, craft ciders, wines, sprits, soft drinks and snacks served in an historic, friendly and olde-worlde atmosphere. The Station Bar is open to members, their guests and general public every day.
The Transport Museum is situated in the Old Midland Railway Station of 1894 which once formed part of the Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers branch line. It houses a range of transport related exhibits from the area. We can organise group visits and school trips with museum volunteer staff on hand to help.
The Society has a Gresley Buffet Carriage that serves a range of hot and cold food on most event days. Afternoon Tea is a real pleasure to enjoy. The Buffet Carriage is also available to hire for private functions and parties.
The Buffer Stop Shop has grown and can now be found on the platform next to the railway office. The shop is open on most event days and can be opened on request at other times.
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