LATEST..          Santa Bookings for Christmas are selling out fast - where our website says LIMITED AVAILABILITY these times are now FULL          CHRISTMAS CARVERY 6pm sitting is now FULL - still availability for 7.45pm sitting         Looking for gift ideas?          Our SHOP is open during November on Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am until 3.30pm          or you might want to consider the ultimate gift for him - buy a FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE VOUCHER today - date can be booked later to suit          CHRISTMAS is COMING! Our SANTA SPECIALS event fills up quickly so book your seats early to avoid disappointment          See our SANTA SPECIALS & CHRISTMAS CARVERY pages now          Also running BOXING DAY and NEW YEAR'S DAY for a wonderful way to see the New Year in!          All operating days and events can be found on our YOUR VISIT - Timetables page         
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Saturday 16 December

Changing Train Story

Renaming of the rolling stock storage facility 'Changing Trains' is Announced

Train Story logo

Until now, the project name for the Railway’s new rolling stock storage, display and interpretation facility has been “Changing Trains”.  It was always our intention to use the name for both the experience and building that will be open to our visitors in spring 2014.

In considering signage directing visitors to the facility and the marketing of the experience, potential confusion was identified with the “Changing Trains” name. Following much consideration, advice seeking and even a vote within our Board – the experience and building will now be known as...


With a hint to the popular Disney “Toy Story” the name suggests an interesting / fun place to visit with an appeal to a key audience, families. ‘Train Story’ suggests there is something to learn and understand about trains. To our visitors trains are locomotives, carriages, wagons and the complete train.  There is also a hint to the words 'train store'.

Our challenge now is to refer to the facility as “Train Story”!!

                                                   Peter Vail, General Manager