A miniature steam railway capable of carrying 1,000 passengers a day is to be moved to Kingsbury Water Park in Warwickshire in a bid to attract rail enthusiasts.
Echills Wood Railway Society is relocating from the Royal Showground at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire to the water park after being granted £25,000 for the move by SITA Trust, which distributes funding through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.
The railway has been a hugely successful feature at Stoneleigh for 32 years but it is hoped the move to Kingsbury will attract even more enthusiasts and users. A mile-long circular track will be constructed in the water park.
Jeff Stevens, from Echills Wood Railway Society, said: "This will provide an additional recreational and educational facility for the community and visitors to the park."
Samantha Gardner, from SITA Trust, added: "This is sure to become a well-loved feature for people of all ages. We are delighted that our funding will help the railway to become established in its new permanent home."
SITA Trust distributes funding through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Funding is available for community and environmental projects within ten miles of a landfill site owned by the waste management company, SITA UK. Kingsbury Water Park is within ten miles of SITA UK's landfill site at Packington.