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Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

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

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 workshop which is free to visit, and 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 features many sharp curves and steep gradients which were typical of the Industrial Railway. Train rides are available in a converted brake van.
The Northampton Ironstone Railway Trust wishes to say a big THANK YOU to our NHS. 
Social distancing

Wagon Repair Shop


Wagon paint job

Water Tower construction work


Water Tower Grinding

Our flag is at half mast

Flag at half mast

Founding Member No, 001 - Mr. Alan Clayton is fondly remembered by the railway. He has been a member since it was founded in 1974. With his recent death our condolences go to all of the family.

Our flag will be flying at half mast for a week.


Please come round on Sundays if you'd like to volunteer 

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

Looks like we now have twins!!!!

Fowler 422 0016 Flying Falcon


Railway Events


Rennovators Club

Each Saturday Morning from 08:00


Free entry - no membership needed - just meet at the gate 08:00 - 15:00 - our normal lunch is at the Drovers 


Drive a locomotive

Drive a loco

Have you ever wanted to learn how to drive a train. Contact us today, and we can teach you, its become a driver for a fiver (£5).  (terms and conditions apply)

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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.