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Latest News

The Garden Railway is now up and running with plenty of members running their engines and stock and is proving popular with our passengers on  running days. 

Thanks must go to all members involved in building it as it was a lot of hard work!

We will be holding an official opening ceremony at our Dreaming Spires Rally.

If you have an engine and would like to come along and run it and/or join the society please do Contact Us

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Countess and Midlander running in parallel watched over by some happy members!

Welcome to COSME and the Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway

Welcome to the web site for the City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers (COSME), a non-profit making organisation. We are based in Oxfordshire in the UK. We meet regularly throughout the year. Our members have a wide range of interests and experience in many aspects of model engineering. A major activity is operating the Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway (CPMR) within a public park in the City of Oxford. This railway has been built and developed by the voluntary efforts of members of COSME.

Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway

The Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway is situated in the public Cutteslowe Park in the north of the City of Oxford just off the A40 Ring Road. Information on our location can be found on the location page. 

There are two tracks on our railway on which we run passenger carrying trains pulled by steam, diesel, petrol and electric locomotives. The elevated track is built to cater for 3½" and 5" gauges and the ground level track is for 7¼" gauge, there is now also a 'Garden Railway' on which 32mm and 45mm gauge trains run.








Tickets are £1.50 for adults and children over 2. Children under 2 are free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. A saver ticket (10 rides) is available for £12.50. Tickets are obtained from the ticket office at the track and we prefer you to pay by debit/credit card.

City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers

We welcome those with interests in any form of Model Engineering. As well as building and operating the CPMR, members of COSME have a wide variety of interests including traction and stationary engines, rolling stock and steam powered boats. If you are interested in joining, please speak to any member at the track or use our the Contact Us form.

Visiting Locomotives

If you would like to bring your own engine to run on our ground level or raised level tracks, please contact us using the "Contact Us" page and make sure you have read the information on the Visiting Locos page.

Company Information

Company name - The City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers Ltd


Company number 03199916


Registered office address - 55 Portland Road, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX2 7EZ


Company email -

The railway reserves the right to use photographs in advertising material

Cutteslowe Park map
CPMR Track plan
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