Stonehenge Works

Stonehenge Works is one of the termini (the other being Page's Park) of the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway.

Type: Preserved Railway
(Leighton Buzzard
Light Railway)
Opened: 1969
Platforms: 1
The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway was a 610mm narrow gauge line linking sand quarries to the main line in Leighton Buzzard. Traffic began to drop after the Second World War though the railway continued into the 1960s. A preservation society began to run passenger services on the railway at weekends in 1968 with the last mineral trains running to Leighton Buzzard the following year. Unlike a lot of preserved railways the original line never closed.

Stonehenge Works is named after a brickworks that used to be next to the railway. Next to the station are locomotives and rolling stock not involved in passenger service. The railway's main workshops are here in a building which used to be the stables for horses which worked in the quarries.

The line does continue beyond Stonehenge Works and the railway is currently raising funds to extend services over a kilometre towards Double Arches quarry [2].
Stonehenge Works

Part of the impressive collection of ex-industrial locomotives at Stonehenge Works

The station and run around loop

More locomotives and stock

Waiting at the station

Passenger services may one day extend this way

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Watford to Leighton Buzzard (Middleton Press, 2004) Fig. 114 
[2] "Towards Double Arches",