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Wester Pickston Railway

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About Wester Pickston Railway
Wester Pickston Railway runs for approximately 2 km through 7 acres of landscaped woodland 3 miles from Methven and 6 miles from Perth. It is open to the general public on four days per year usually starting with Easter Sunday see our website for further details. As well as the railway there is usually traction engines and a display of static models. Parking and access to the site is free and there is a picnic area and a tea room. The railway is owned and run by the Scottish Model Engineering Trust, a Scottish registered charity who also provide a medium for educational purposes in workshop practice in mechanical and civil engineering to help mainly younger persons to gain apprenticeships in industry. The Trust also opens the railway to other groups of all ages by appointment. It also runs a portable railway to support other groups in the area to help fund raising for various causes.
Perth, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Great for little (and big kids) makes for an unusual day out. Though the lack of decent toilet facilities (a portaloo and a hut with a metal bowl with remains of previous visitors easily shown) is a major let down. This coupled with the vast...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David G
Graham B, Manager at Wester Pickston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

We are not a Country or Theme Park, we advertise ourselves purely as a Miniature Railway that also gives miniature traction engine rides. We do not charge any entry fee or for parking, the only charge is for the rides. We do provide two safe...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

The kids and adults enjoyed rides on the various trains (steam and electric) through the lovely rural setting. This is such a great day out and the best kept secret. A must for all, especially wee ones obsessed with trains! Great value too.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Graham B, other at Wester Pickston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for your review, we are please you had a good day out, that is always what we try to achieve. Thanks for coming.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

First visit to site3 miles north methven in perthshire. Has regular open steam days and is a family friendly place with cafe. Trains rides and rides on model steam tractors available thoughout day. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rosscanderson
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Visited this time on an ordinary open day - not a special visit and it was great. Crowded but trains running so regularly that a huge queue disapeared in minutes. The track is great fun and excellent for all ages - including children!! Very well...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Management response:Responded 5 August 2017

Thanks Howard for your review, we are pleased you all enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Super interesting and inexpensive day out. Our 3 year old had a blast and the people were friendly and approachable. Kudos to this association!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Came up with Grandad and son for a free open day visit and thourghly enjoyed ourselves, something for everyone from train rides, tractor rides and steam lorries and a lovely weekend cafe. Will be back.More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank tjam1974
Management response:Responded 29 May 2017

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you in the future. It was our most popular day ever with 8 engines running, we gave over 1000 train rides. All of us were pleased to see so many happy faces enjoying...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a site tucked away in the country with an large minature railway. There are lots of amazing models of steam and diesel locomotives and also traction engines giving rides to old and young alike. The railway runs are quite long and the engines...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Dave310551
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Went to the open day on 31st July with my five year old grandson and we had a great time. Fun to have rides on the steam trains ,eight were available, and on the small steam lorry. Plenty of car parking which was free, only...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I went to Wster Pickston as part of a private visit and so was with loads of other "Rail Enthusiasts!!" Can you imagine. The members of the club who guided us round and took us on numerous trips or a "specialist" nature were absolutely fantastic....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I heard about this attraction last year and was not able to visit on their open day. On 29th May, 2016 I visited Wester Pickston Railway along with other family members and no doubt the excellent sunny weather made it even better. A couple of...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank jrh249
Management response:Responded 6 August 2016

Thank you for your comments about our railway and the service we offer, we try to make it a fun day out for everyone interested without huge expense, giving all who visit a pleasurable time. We are aware many of our visitors like more than...More

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Response from jrh249 | Reviewed this property |
The railway has four open days per year which are listed on their website .... they have trains running all day with some static demonstrations