Formaly known as Brittania park , a 15 inch gauge railway was instaled in 1985 , with the line being extended around the lake by 1989. Locomotives used were two Severn Lamb built American "Rio Grande" 2.6.0. steam outline diesel's. After a few years of falling trade, the park closed around 2005/6 and all loco's, stock and rails were sold to the Twinlakes park , near Melton Mowbray. http://www.twinlakespark.co.uk/ This page was only made possible through the kindness of Glen Fairweather , who has kindly allowed me to use photographs from his vast collection , a lot of which can be seen on Glen's flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsandstuff/collections/72157625373928578/ . As I never visited the park when it was open, I have used part of Glyn's email as a description. "Fascinating to see the images of American Adventure as it is now, so sad. I first went to the park in the late 1980s and was a regular visitor right through the 1990s. I now wish I had taken more photos during my many visits but I never took my camera with me, except for that last time when I visited in 2005. These are the photos that now appear on my Flickr page. It was always a great park, always very clean, always very friendly staff, good food, everything, even during my visit in 2005 the park was still looking superb, very spic and span, very smart. Such a shame to see it all gone now and so overgrown. I think there were 4 stations on the miniature railway but I may be wrong. I uploaded a bunch of old American Adventure maps and leaflets which can also be found on my Flickr site. I've also got some aerial pics that I haven't yet uploaded showing how the park looked when it was open. " Photo's of the park itself taken by Glyn can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/trainsandstuff/collections/72157625156593429/ . The pictures I have taken myself in september 2012 show the line and the park as it is today , after only 6 years it is hard to tell where any of the rides where , but it is possible to follow the route of the railway around the lake although most of the trackbed is very overgrown. Also many thanks to Barney Staples for the use of the first two photo's taken in 1996. http://www.flickr.com/photos/74802869@N03/with/7099734977/#photo_7099734977
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