Hiring The Railway

The railway is available to be hired out for private parties, including school groups, holiday clubs, and birthday parties, between the hours of 11:00 and 12:00. Your party will have an unlimited use of the railway throughout the duration of your visit.


Prices correct as of Saturday 3rd March 2018.

Payment in advance is preferred, however, if this is not possible, we will accept cast on the day.

The prices above, may be subject to change at any time. The above will be updated as appropriate.


Burnley and Pendle Miniature Railway Society reserves the right to postpone a booking if there are inclement weather conditions or for any other operational or staffing reasons; committee members will make this decision, alongside the day’s Running Superintendent. We will try to inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

If you wish to cancel your booking, your payment can be refunded. If we are unable to accommodate you on the day you have booked, we will postpone your booking till a later date if you so require.


Burnley and Pendle Miniature Railway Society operate a wide range of battery-electric, petrol, diesel, and steam locomotives. We will try our upmost to try and meet the organiser’s wishes, however this may sometimes not be possible due to the locomotive’s availability and / or operational status.

How to Hire

To hire the railway, please contact our Secretary on 07957714148, or use the contact form provided on our Contact Us page. If you prefer, you could visit the railway on one of our running days, and book in person; check our calendar to see when we are next open to the public.

Please note: Hiring the railway is on a first come, first serve basis. To avoid disappointment, please book early.

Location Thompson Park, Ormerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3QW Phone Society Secretary: 07957 714148 Hours Saturday: 1200 - 1600 | Sunday: 1200 - 1600 | Bank Holiday: 1200 - 1600 | Wednesday: 1200 - 1600 (During Burnley school holidays)
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