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Quainton Guide 1979

General Information

QUAINTON ROAD STATION is open to visitors on the last Sunday in the month from April until October, together with the four Bank Holiday Weekends and every Sunday in July and August. For details of times, prices etc. send a stamped addressed envelope to the Society Publicity Officer (QG) at the Registered address below. Locomotives are in steam on these days and train rides available. Visitors are permitted to look around the site on other Sundays throughout the Summer between noon and 6 pm but no locomotives will be in steam.

ACCESS. Quainton Road station is situated at OS reference 739190 (map 165 or 146 on old one-inch series). Follow the A41 to Waddesdon village 5 miles north-west of Aylesbury, and turn right (from the south-east) or left (from the north-west) and follow the sign to Quainton. On Bank Holiday Mondays a charter BR diesel train runs between Aylesbury and the depot and runs hourly, connecting with the London trains. First train leaves Aylesbury 10.25. (NB: This information is correct at the time of going to press, but we reserve the right to alter or amend should circumstances dictate. Please check with the Publicity Officers).

FACILITIES. On advertised steam days, light refreshments are available together with a wide range of souvenirs, badges, postcards, books, etc. Train rides are available and side shows may be present. Toilets are situated in the main station building on platform 1. Ladies at the Bicester end (nearest to entrance) and gentlemen at the Aylesbury end.

CAR PARKING. Ample FREE car parking facilities are available at all times.

REGISTERED CHARITY. The Society is a registered charity, No. 263669.

REGISTERED OFFICE. The Registered Office is: The Railway Station, Quainton, Near Aylesbury, Bucks. HP22 4BY.

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The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1979 and so does not reflect events in the 38+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Quainton Guide 1979

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