Catboy from PJ Masks to visit Leighton Buzzard Railway
Following on from last year’s visit of Chase from PAW Patrol, the Leighton Buzzard Railway is delighted to announce to visit of Catboy from PJ Masks to the far end of our line at Stonehenge Works on Sunday 7th July.
We’ll be running non-stop trains – not stopping at level crossings as usual – which will be double the normal length at seven coaches. This is an incredibly rare event and offers a great opportunity for photographers, as well as families.
There will be five departures during the day – at 1000, 1140, 1320, 1500 and 1640. Tickets are selling fast, with some trains already more than half full.
The return trip will take 80 minutes, including 40 minutes at Stonehenge Works where, as well as the meeting Catboy, customers can visit the Stonehenge Trail offering the chance to view static engines and wagons, including a sand train as it would have run on the railway from the 1920s to 1970s. We have a steam loco called ‘Penlee’ where children can climb in the cab and pretend to be the engine driver. There is also a bomb train from an RAF ammunition depot, and a logging train, as well as displays about sand quarrying and military railways.
The popular craft shop will be open, selling locally made items, as well as hot and cold drinks and confectionery. We will also have a guided Engine Shed Show tour at Page’s Park which will include most of our steam locomotives as well as the photographic display of the line and its construction. The Buzzrail café will be open with a full menu from 10.00.
Chairman Terry Bendall said: ‘The visit of Chase last year was one of our most popular events of recent years with record passenger numbers, and we look forward to welcoming Catboy to England’s Friendly Little Line.’
Fee-free online booking is available at www.buzzrail.co.uk, and we advise booking in advance to reserve your place, as we expect there to be very limited ticket availability on the day.