The original Coventry Steam Railway Centre was started in 1986 by a group who set out to preserve Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0
tank loco number 1857. The group established the site and collected various items of motive power, rolling stock and
infrastructure including Little Bowden Junction Midland Railway Signal Box. Never blessed with a large membership progress
was slow and by the mid 1990's had slowed to near stop. The late nineties saw one of the original founders retire due to ill
health and he sold his interest in the site to a consortium of SERA members, except the tank engine which was sold to another
railway. By 2004 the other founders had called it a day and SERA took over sole running of the site's future.In 2008 plans were
put in place by a 'coming together' of other projects in volved in Electric Traction Preservation to create a charity with a
view to establishing a permanent home for an Electric Railway Museum. The SERA contributed the running of the Baginton site to
this project and thus The Electric Railway Museum was born. Electric Railway Museum Limited is an independant registered charity
that not only runs the site but has taken ownership of several items housed there. The SERA continues to exists only to own the locomotives and
rolling stock as listed on this website but plays no part in the running of the Museum.
Public Opening Times
The Electric Railway Museum does not at present offer any train rides to visitors.
Further details on events can be found at the Electric Railway Museum Website
The Electric Railway Museum is located on Rowley Road approximately
two miles from Coventry City centre, close to the village of Baginton. By road it can be easily reached from
the M1(M45), M6 and the M69. Follow the signs for Coventry and from then
on follow the brown tourist road signs for the Coventry Air Museum; the
railway centre is next door to the air museum.
By Public Transport
The nearest train station to the site is Coventry itself. To travel onward to the site
we recommend a either a taxi from the station forecourt, The taxi fare will be in
the region of £8-10 in each direction.
If you are traveling by public transport, bus service No. 1 runs from the over bridge at the north end of
Coventry railway station (bus stop is on the opposite side of the road from the station). The Electric Railway
Museum is a fifteen-minute walk along Rowley Road from the bus stop at Toll Bar Roundabout.
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PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to visit the site outside of normally public opening times or hire the site for filming or photography purposes then
please contact THE ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM LIMITED at firstname.lastname@example.org