Welcome to the Downs Light Railway Trust

The Downs Light Railway is not only the most diverse indoor and outdoor classroom for young people and children to learn, it is also the world's oldest and most internationally renowned private miniature railway. 

The Railway is used as a catalyst for a variety of educational activities for young children. This ranges from learning engineering skills to maintained the railway to developing team working and leadership skills to operate the railway.

The Trust is the independent registered charitable organisation who own, finance, and supervise the Downs Light Railway. This website provides information on the charitable activity of the Downs Light Railway Trust. 


The Downs Light Railway is the world's oldest private miniature railway situated within the grounds of an independent preparatory school. It is one of two railways in the United Kingdom to be operated and maintained by children.

The Downs Malvern

The Downs Light Railway Trust

Hoyland Down, Brockhill Road, Colwall, Near Malvern, Worcestershire. WR13 6EY

School Tel: +44 (0) 1684 544100
School Fax: +44 (0) 1684 540094

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