The Little Red Train
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The Little Red Train

Last Update: 12th May 2014

It is with sorrow and sadness that we have taken the decision to withdraw from events with our portable track. We wish to thank everybody who has enquired about booking the Little Red Train for their event, and are sorry that we can no longer do so. The train is to receive a major overhaul and then hopefully, take up residence at a permanently laid railway. Our minibus has now been sold.
We intend to keep this website running for the foreseeable future, and we will keep you posted of developments.
A list of other portable miniature ride-on railways can be found here, but this list is for reference only, we do not endorse any of the links.

Welcome to the Little Red Train website. The Little Red Train (LRT) is a miniature, London Underground, 1938 Stock, Tube Train. It is approximately 1/8th of full size and runs on 7" gauge track.

Built by Fred Blois in the mid 80s and bought in 2003 by Daniel Hill and Adrian Allum, it operates at the Acton Miniature Railway and occasionally visits other permanent miniature railways. Please see the Events Page to find out where and when to see the train running.

Also owned by Daniel and Adrian is the 'Ginny', a single car of District Railway 'G(23)' stock. Part-built by Fred, but completed by two LRT Friends, it requires more running-in and modifications to get it running fully.

To keep up with all of the latest news about both trains, please visit the News page.

If you want to find out more about the two trains; their history, technical details and the prototypes, please visit the 1938 Stock and Ginny pages.

Latest Updates:

12.05.14 - News page updated with a status update from the overhaul work.
31.01.14 - News page updated with some very sad news.
21.01.14 - News page updated with another photo from the overhaul work.
15.01.14 - News page updated with a progress report on the overhaul.
08.12.13 - News page updated with a report from the start of the LRT's long-awaited overhaul.
12.03.12 - News page updated with a report from the March Open Weekend at the AMR.
16.10.11 - News page updated with a report from the October Open Weekend at the AMR.
25.09.11 - Links page updated.
28.08.11 - News page updated with a report from a run at the AMR.
20.06.11 - News page updated.
14.03.11 - News page updated with report from the Open Weekend at the Acton Miniature Railway, which included the unveiling of the refurbished Ginny.
04.12.10 - Details of the next open weekend at the London Transport Museum Depot have been added to the Events page.
28.11.10 - News page updated with report from an event at Sonning Common.
10.11.10 - Event at Sonning Common added to the Events page.
25.10.10 - News page updated with a progress report on the Ginny's body.
18.10.10 - News page updated with a report from a trip to the Acton Miniature Railway.
08.10.10 - News page updated with a further progress report on the Ginny.
04.10.10 - News page updated with a progress report on the Ginny.
31.08.10 - News page updated with report from an event at Staines.
25.08.10 - Events page updated with details of an event in Staines on 30th August.
19.07.10 - News page updated with reports from events at Byfleet and Canons Park.
05.07.10 - News page updated with a progress report on the Ginny.
04.07.10 - News page updated with a report from an event at Totteridge.

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