Last Update: 15th September 2016
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 7¼" 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.
15.09.16 - News page updated.
26.07.15 - News page updated.
28.04.15 - News page updated with a report on the unveiling of the LRT after its overhaul.
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.