Jan 05 2010

About Southall Railway Centre

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Southall Railway Centre is NOT currently open to the general public – please see our latest news pages

Southall Railway Centre, London’s only railway heritage site, houses an interesting historical stock of steam and diesel locomotives, including the AEC Shunter – only one of its kind.

There are many GWR and BR wagons and coaching stock, many restored to their original condition.


William Murdoch

The Group Directors and membership welcome all age groups to join the group and see for themselves all that has been done to create a new Heritage site for everyone to enjoy and reflect in the age of steam.

Access to Southall Railway Centre is via Armstrong Way and Collett Way from Windmill Lane.

There is NO access to the site from the footbridge (recently removed due to disrepair) linking Merrick Road and Park Avenue.

Visitor feedback

  • “We loved the ride on the train!” – Edwards’s family, Surbiton, Surrey
  • “Fantastic and brilliant!” – Ravi, Simi, Dhillon, Ealing
  • “My first time to ride an old train and I enjoyed it.” – Hanna (aged 6), Southall
  • “The tea, cakes, camaraderie and conversations were great, as well as the steam engines!” – Jim Lawes, Isleworth
  • “My first visit to Southall depot since my father worked his last train here on his retirement day in 1981.” – Norman Vokins, Didcot, Berkshire
  • “A delightful find! Kept our boys happy for hours.” – Amanda Rutkowski, Croydon
  • “Very informative day, many thanks.” – Jonathan, Kathy, Jemima, Abigail, & Benjamin Woodard. Isleworth
  • “Keep up the good work.” – Ian & Pat Stephens, New Zealand
  • “Very good and wicked trains.” – Cameron Boone, Southall
  • “God’s Wonderful Railway. Says it all!” – Ian Gaffrey, Blackheath, London
  • “Nice to see the preservation work taking place. Keep it up, well done to all the volunteers.” – Eddie and Steve Court

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