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Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill, Northampton NN4 9UW. Tel: 01604 702 031

Public trains will be running 11th & 25th July

09 Oct 2017

Welcome to the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

The Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust is based within the grounds of the Hunsbury Hill Country Park which is located at Hunsbury Hill, Southwest of Northampton. The trust has a small museum and café, workshop and of course its gardens. It features a 1.5 mile long Heritage Railway line that runs through the park of which a small section has been approved for public use.
The line is mainly dedicated to freight working, featuring many sharp curves and steep gradients which were typical of the Industrial Railway. Rides are available in a variety of vehicles including a converted brake van.

The Northampton Ironstone Railway Trust wishes to say a big THANK YOU to our NHS. 

Social distancing

Steam is back !!!!

Gordon Peacock - dunlop 7

Nearly 50 years have passed since we had regular steam running at NIRT - finally it is back - and there is more to come - watch this space

Wagon Repair Shop

Wagon repair shop

Wagon paint job

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Water Tower construction work

Cutting metal

Water Tower Grinding

Steam Rally September 2021

Traction engine

25th and 26th September 2021

Track Funding Thermometer


Steam experience

Dunlop D6

We are now taking bookings for steam engine driver experience days - the cost of these will be around £325 per day. For this you will get the opportunity to eat breakfast off the shovel, work alongside our experienced firemen and drivers on the plate and driving the locomotive for an entire day. Half days will also be available (£225). We advise booking early, as we expect a lot of takers for this.

New Breakvan


A welcome addition Ruston Horsby 88DS (1956) Number 394014

New loco

And another


Our Gardens


Railway Events



Drive a locomotive

Drive a loco

Have you ever wanted to learn how to drive a train. Contact us today, and get FREE lessons. Yes you did hear that right - FREE LESSONS (terms and conditions apply)


We will shortly be saying goodbye to the double decker

Double Decker

The 4DD is moving to Sellindge to be reunited with the only other remaining unit of its kind.