TQ1666 : The Thames Ditton Miniature Railway

taken 8 years ago, near to Long Ditton, Surrey, Great Britain

The Thames Ditton Miniature Railway
The Thames Ditton Miniature Railway
The Thames Ditton Miniature Railway is run by The Malden and District Society of Model Engineers. The Society were founded in 1936 and ran a portable model railway track that was often set up for fetes etc in the area around New Malden. The society started to build its first railway in Beverley Park New Malden which was known as the Beverley Park Miniature Railway.

After the Second World War the Society decided to find a site upon which to erect a permanent raised track along with a clubhouse. In 1948, the Society was offered a long term lease on the present site at Thames Ditton by the Macey Family Trust. The group then set about creating the Thames Ditton Miniature Railway which is what is seen here.

The Society has full and interesting web sites, including this LinkExternal link and an even fuller history at LinkExternal link

Their site is easily missed in what looks like a small industrial estate off Claygate Lane between Portsmouth Road (A307) and the railway bridges across Claygate Lane. It can be spotted from Waterloo-bound trains between Thames Ditton and Surbiton. Details of open days are here - LinkExternal link

This photograph was taken from the footbridge seen on the right here - LinkExternal link It was not an open day as the season did not start until Easter.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 20 March, 2014
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Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1621 6626 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.0100N 0:19.8870W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1616 6625
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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