Rushmere Railway is a 5″ gauge garden railway located towards the Eastern outskirts of Ipswich.
Built in Spring 2006, it subtly blends into the garden scene as it negotiates its way between lawn and flower bed.
Motive power is provided through a fleet of two engines. ‘Jennifer’ is a coal fired 0-4-0 steam locomotive, and is used whenever time permits the additional effort required to raise steam. ‘Trojan.17’ is a battery powered 0-4-0 shunter, and can be prepared ready for operational duties within just a few minutes.
Passenger comfort is accommodated with two ride on carriages. Four adults or six children can be carried per trip, ensuring that a journey on Rushmere Railway is a truly exclusive and memorable event.
In addition to occasional Open Days, we have raised thousands of pounds for charity over the years by going on tour.