The Miniature Railway
A trip to Wortley wouldn’t be the same without a ride on the miniature railway, run by the Wortley Top Forge Model Engineers. You can read more about the railway at www.wortleymes.com.
The miniature railway has been repeatedly extended by the Model Engineering group that operate it.
Trains generally operate on the afternoons that the Forge is open to the public. Steam engines run on most of these days. Almost all trains are capable of carrying passengers – both young and old.
The railway is dual gauge with 7.25 inch and 5 inch tracks, but passenger trains generally run on the wider gauge as larger engines are needed to pull trains up the inclines.
The miniature railway is now in the form of a continuous ‘dog bone’ loop. A station has been built that is halfway along the line and can be served by trains in either direction.