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Dean Forest Railway

Our Shop

Our well-stocked shop at Norchard

Our well-stocked shop at Norchard is the perfect place to find that special birthday or Christmas present, or simply to spoil yourself, from our comprehensive range of Thomas the Tank Engine toys and gifts, plus an impressive selection of railway books, DVDs and jigsaws.

Can’t find what you want – please use the DFR Mailorder Service

We pride ourselves on being able to find anything for you – well almost! Why not try us to see if we have that certain Thomas toy, railway book or video that you simply haven’t found anywhere else. Give us a call on 01594 845840 before you make your journey or just pop in when you spend a day out with us at the Dean Forest Railway and ask about what you are looking for. If we don’t have it, we can usually get it for you, to collect or post to you.

Inquiries and orders

We will happily take phone inquiries and orders, with your credit card details to pay for your purchases. Please call the Dean Forest Railway shop on 01594 845840 between 11 am and 4 pm daily with extended hours on operating days. We are closed on Chrismas Day and Boxing Day.

a display in a store

What's Running

Current operational loco fleet


Perfect experience for children

Children will find a trip on our railway a far different experience to that of the modern railway travel.

The sights and sounds of the steam train, the compartment carriages, and the leisurely pace will keep them happy for the day!

Whilst on the trip, why not purchase one of our fun ‘Explorer books’? These are fun-packed activity books with quizzes and themed activities and are available in the shop or the booking office.