Drumawhey Junction Railway

Home of Belfast & County Down Miniature Railway Society (BCDMRS)


The Railway

A miniature railway operating steam, petrol hydraulic, diesel hydraulic and electric locomotives. The line is the longest 71/4” gauge railway in Ireland. The layout allows a variety of routes. An interesting journey of approx 12 minutes is provided.

The railway captures the atmosphere of a full sized railway. There is a station, signal cabin, engine and coach sheds, bridges, cuttings, tunnel and a level crossing. It's a great adventure. 

Public Open Days

We are open to the public every first and third Sunday of each month 1pm to 4pm. During July and August we are open every Wednesday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Please note our ticket office can only accept cash. 


We went the Wednesday after their 25th celebration weekend 3 children and 5 adults weather was beautiful and added to the experience can’t wait now for the Christmas train ride to see Santa
— Sharon M

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More than just a day out


Drumawhey Junction is more than just a day out.
It's a functioning society with over 80 members with decades of experience and passion. Our members volunteer  throughout the year to provide this unique experience at minimal cost. Donations are always welcome and appreciated. 

Our onsite amenities

  • Ramped access to platform & toilets. 
  • Picnic tables are available for passenger use.
  • There is one coach which will accommodate a wheelchair user and carer. 
  • A portable track is available for hire to provide train rides at events within the area.
  • Parking is free.
  • The railway can be hired for private parties, community, celebration or fun events.