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Light Railway celebration at Leighton Buzzard

The volunteers who run Leighton Buzzard's narrow-gauge railway will be celebrating the start of their 45th year of operation today, Sunday 17th March.

The first train of the season, due to depart from Page's Park station at 10.40, will be given a send-off by the Town Mayor and the Town Crier.

The first regular passenger trains, operated by volunteers, ran in 1968, and have operated every year since then. The railway itself, originally built to carry sand, will celebrate its centenary in six years' time.