Severn Valley Railway

The best way to see the beauty of the River Severn is from a steam hailed train on the Severn valley Railway between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster. Resfreshments are available at stations and on most tyrains. Luncheon trains run every Sunday. Special events include visits by…

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum where you can step back in time as you stroll amongst the giants of the steam age displayed at its spacious 25 acre site.The centre boasts one of the largest private railway collections in the country with many steam…

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line with steam trains running for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear. The scenery is superb, with seascapes right…

Tanfield Railway

World's oldest exisiting railway, originally opened in 1725. 3 mile steam passenger railway between Sunniside, Causey Arch and East Tanfield. Loco and carriage collection and Britiain's oldest engine shed built in 1854.Open: Daily 10am ‐ 5pmTrain Times: Summer Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday and Wednesday…

Churnet Valley Railway

'The Railway in the Valley'. Cheddleton Station is located towards the northern end of the current Churnet Valley line and is the headquarters of the railway. It is one of only three original Churnet Valley Stations that have survived demolition in the 1960s and 1970s the other…

The Weardale Railway

New attraction planned to open July 2004. Steam railway running 5 miles beside the River Wear between Wolsingham and Stanhope in the Durham Dales.Open: Planned to open 17 July then open daily until 3 Oct. Also open 4,5,11,12,18,19, 26‐31 Dec and 1 and 2 Jan…

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides some 18 Miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs between Grosmont in the north and Pickering in the south.…

East Kent Railway

The East Kent Railway was constructed between 1911 and 1917 to serve the growing number of coal mines that were being sunk in the East Kent area. The consortium of mine and land owners envisaged a line that would link the collieries with the main line and a…

Foxfield Light Railway

The Foxfield Light Railway is one of the UKs earliest heritage railways. The line was built in the 1890s and unlike many lines which follow valleys, the Foxfield Railway maintains a 5 mile round journey which boldly crosses open moorland, hills and woodland. This results in spectacular…

Exbury Gardens and Steam

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway is a magical place in the New Forest National ParkThe Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre 100 hectare site, world‐famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring,…

Great Western Railway

STEAM ‐ Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. The Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway ‐…

Dean Forest Railway

Spend a moment of your visit to the Dean Forest Railway to look around our packed museum, specialising in Forest of Dean and Severn & Wye joint railway artefacts.Your ticket is usually available for Unlimited Journeys on the day of issue excluding Santa Specials and subject to seat…

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway ‐ Amusement Park in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Contact venue on telephone number 01323520229 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Bluebell Railway

Our exciting new museum is open on platform 2 and is well worth a visit. Explore the treasures and read all about our railway from its beginnings in 1882 through to the Bluebell Railway of the present day.The highlight of any visit to the Bluebell is a viewing…

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The railway offers a 25‐mile round trip between Laverton and Cheltenham Racecourse through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds.Going north from our station at Toddington, once a major fruit distribution centre, you emerge from a cutting to cross the 15‐arch Stanway Viaduct from which Stanway…

South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway is one of Devons and the West Countrys best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.The South Devon Railway, or SDR, is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along…

East Somerset Railway

Enjoy a relaxed, unhurried and civilised journey on a steam train here at the East Somerset Railway. The majestic steam engine has been around for over 200 years. Seeing the trains in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your visit and there is always…

Dartmoor Railway

Dartmoor Railway first opened in 1876 as part of the London and South Western Railway West of England Main Line from Exeter to Plymouth. In 1968 British Rail closed the line Beyond Meldon Viaduct as part of the beeching cuts; following this the line was used for the…

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway is a dual gauge 10 7 miniature railway running from its main station, Eastleigh Parkway, to Monks Brook Halt. Trains are normally steam hauled exceptthe last trains of the day. We are in the process of covering in our First Class coaches.The…

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

Since 1892 the oldest and steepest Inland Funicular in Britain has travelled up and down the sandstone cliffs linking the fascinating hgih and low towns of Bridgnorth, enjoying glosious views of the beautiful Severn valley and river.Open: Monday ‐ Saturday 8am ‐ 8pm, Sunday 12 noon ‐…

Hollycombe Steam In The

Hollycombe is a unique collection of working steam powered attractions providing fun and entertainment for the whole family. The centre‐piece is a complete Edwardian Fairground where you can experience all the fun of the fair from the 1870's; from the gentle Golden Gallopers to the first White Knuckle…

Leighton Buzzard Railway

The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of the few narrow‐gauge light railways to survive in England. Built over 85 years ago to transport sand, the line has carried a steam‐hauled passenger train service since 1968, and now houses one of the largest collections of narrow‐gauge locomotives in…

Eden Valley Railway

The Eden Valley Railway Trust is working towards restoration of the railway line between Warcop and Appleby‐in‐Westmorland. We are based at Warcop Station and our current running line is approximately 2.2 miles in length, terminating at Southfields. Please note that there is no public access or station at…

Elsecar Heritage Railway

The Elsecar Heritage Railway is made up of a group of volunteers committed to the preservation, restoration and expansion of a preserved railway in South Yorkshire. EHR Volunteers carry out all duties on the railway, from driving the engines to maintaining the track.The Railway operates trains on Sundays…

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

The Ecclesbourne Valley is one of Derbyshires most lovely and unspoilt valleys, stretching from the northern outskirts of Derby, at Duffield, to Wirksworth, an ancient market town known as the Gem of the Peak. By taking the train to the lines far northern terminus at Ravenstor on its…

Crossness Engines

The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London's urgently needed main sewerage system. It was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in April 1865.The Beam Engine House is a Grade 1 Listed Industrial Building constructed in the Romanesque style and…

Great Central Railway

Re‐creating the experience of famous expresses of the steam age. Great Central Railway is one of the few places in the world where scheduled full size steam trains pass in motion on double track. Main Line Steam trains ‐ every weekend throughout the year.Featuring GCR '04'…

Keighley and Worth Valley

Journey back in time on one of Britain's finest heritage railways. Travelling through the countryside in period coaches hauled by a restored steam engine is a treat in itself, but then there's so much else to enjoy. There is the Museum of Rail Travel as well…

Northampton And Lamport Railway

The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton, within easy reach of the motorway network.A number of special events take place throughout the year, including three visits from Thomas the Tank Engine,…

Battlefield Line Railway

The Battlefield Line is the last remain part of the former Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. It runs from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire and is operated by the Shackerstone Railway Society. Shackerstone Station is the headquarters of the railway…

Midland Railway Butterley

A Standard Gauge Railway Running Steam and Diesel Hauled Passenger Trains with a Musueum Dedicated to the Midland Railway.The Midland Railway, Butterley is the home for all things associated with the Midland Railway. There is a standard gauge line which has steam and diesel hauled passenger trains. The…

Middleton Railway

Having been established by an Act of Parliament in 1758, the Middleton Railway, Leeds, can claim to be the oldest Railway in the world. It also played host to the first commercially successful, revenue earning, steam locomotives which entered service there in 1812. The 1758 Middleton Railway Trust…

Isle of Wight Steam

The Isle of Wight once boasted 54 miles of railway, most of which was closed between 1952 and 1966. However its unique atmosphere has been perfectly preserved by the largely volunteer‐run Isle of Wight Steam Railway, which began operating trains in 1971. The Railway is truly…

East Hill Cliff Railway

East Hill Cliff Railway, or East Hill Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside town of Hastings. It provides access to Hastings Country Park via the East Hill, which overlooks the Old Town and Rock‐a‐Nore, an area to the east of Hastings. The line provides…

Brecon Mountain Railway

Travel in one of our all‐weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol‐y‐Gaer on one of the most popular railways in Wales. At Pontsticill you can alight from…

Audley End Steam Railway

The Audley End Miniature Railway is a delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 gauge railway through Estate woodland. There is free car parking and free admission to a picnic area and woodland walk. The children all enjoy looking out for the teddies that live…

Launceston Steam Railway

The Launceston Steam Railway links the historic Cornish town of Launceston with the hamlet of Newmills. Trains are hauled by steam locomotives built to a famous design by the Hunslet Engineering Company in the late 1800's. Tickets are valid all day, so you can have as…

Dapdune Wharf

The Wey Navigations extend for 20‐miles from the Thames at Weybridge, through Guildford and onto Godalming. For most of their length these historic waterways run through beautiful, tranquil Surrey countryside. Each stretch of the waterway has a different character and there is always something of interest…

Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway runs for 3 miles through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside between the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the village of Groombridge, stopping off in between at High Rocks. Come and visit us and enjoy the delights of travelling behind a steam train, through…

Windermere Steamboat Centre

For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. Windermere Steamboats & Museum offers:A unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats Steam Launch Trips Shop and Refreshments Swallows and Amazons Exhibition Model Boats boat pond…

Fort Victoria Model Railway

The Model Railway at Fort Victoria has been in existence for the past 10 years, originally completely computer controlled using Marklin & continental rolling stock and diorama.Under new management the layout has had a total refurbishment. It is now part computer run, part digitally controlled, most of the…

Telford Steam Railway

Telford Steam Railway is based at Horsehay and Dawley station and goods yard in Telford, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Originally on the Great Western branchline from Wellington to Craven Arms via Ironbridge. The site at Horsehay has a longer history, being at the site of one…

Colne Valley Railway

Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt. A large and varied collection of operational vintage steam and diesel engines, carriages and wagons that represent much of…

Crown Quay

Dolphin Yard is the name given to Burley's Barge‐yard which was once also the location of their Dolphin Brand Cement Works. The site includes the original sail loft and forge which have been converted into a museum devoted to the history of the Thames Sailing Barge and the…

Wells and Walsingham Light

Visit the longest 10 narrow gauge steam railway in the world and see the unique Garratt locomotive Norfolk Hero which was especially built for this line.A great adventure for all the family in the delightful countryside of the North Norfolk coast.The Railway opens on Good Friday 25th…

Bowes Railway

Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section was designed by George Stephenson and opened on 17 January 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways.It was 15…

Dingles Steam Village

The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor…

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Kew Bridge Steam Museum is housed in a magnificent 19th Century Pumping Station and centres around the station's five world famous Cornish Beam Engines, two of which can be seen, in steam, every weekend. In 2005, our popular Tower Open Days are being incorporated with special Behind The…

Bala Lake Railway

Narrow gauge steam trains with views of Wales' largest natural lake.Open: Easter until the end of Sept, daily 10am ‐ 5pm except some Mondays and Fridays.Cost: Adult £6.70, SC £6.20, Child £1.50.…

Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway is situated on the Isle of Purbeck in the south east corner of the picturesque county of Dorset. The Isle covers approximately 100 square miles but it is not a true island even though the English Channel, Poole Harbour and the River Frome almost surround…

Saltburn Miniature Railway

15 inch gauge miniature railway, running from Cat nab Station to Forest Halt.The Locomotive Prince Charles was introduced in 1953 and is operated solely by volunteers.Open: Easter Sunday ‐ end of SeptEvery Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 1pm ‐ 5pmMain school holidays ‐ every day except…

Avon Valley Railway

The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. It's a real treat for the whole family Steam trains are running each Sunday in October, with a diesel service on Saturday 17th October.Over…

Romney Hythe and Dymchurch

First opened to traffic in July 1927 as the 'World's Smallest Public Railway' and now covering a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermans cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness.The 'Heywood Buffet' at New Romney Station is open…

Nene Valley Railway

Wansford station is the headquarters of the Nene Valley Railway. Situated next to the A1 road at Stibbington the station brings together three forms of transport in one location, with the River Nene being separated from the railway by the Old Great North Road. The Nene Valley…

Kent and East Sussex

Less than an hour from the M25 lies an area of gentle hills, woods and marshland where friendly olde world charm of a past age await to greet you. Our line joins together the jewels of the Weald, Tenterden Town and Bodiam Castle, brushing past the quiet Sussex…

North Norfolk Railway

The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10. 5 mile round trip by steam train vintage diesel trains on some journeys through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. To the south are wooded hills and the Norfolk beauty spots of…

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Situated in the English Lake District this 15 Narrow Gauge Railway carries passengers from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass seven miles along the Eskdale. A seven‐mile journey of steam to the foot of England's highest mountains. In 1873 the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Act was…

Didcot Railway Centre

Join us in our rural setting based around the original engine shed. The Great Western Society has had a home in Didcot since 1967 and the range of activities and facilities on offer is substantial. The collection of Great Western coaches is probably the most comprehensive…

Derwent Valley Light Railway

The railway in its current form began in 1989, with the arrival of the Great Yorkshire Preservation Society, formerly based at Starbeck, near Harrogate. The society was looking for a new home as they had been asked to vacate their site on the old locomotive sheds at Starbeck…

Devon Railway Centre

Devon Railway Centre is a popular Devon tourist attraction which offers a unique railway experience and boasts a host of attractions in one location. We offer an interactive fun filled day out. Our railways give unlimited train rides around the centre and opportunities for you to become involved…

Steam Yacht Gondola

The original steam yacht Gondola was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Gondola is a re‐built elegant coal ‐ fired…

Bure Valley Railway

Welcome to the Bure Valley Railway Norfolk's longest fifteen inch gauge line runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham, the 'Capital of the Norfolk Broads' with country stations serving the villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall.The 18 mile round trip runs through the picturesque Bure…

South Tynedale Railway

The South Tynedale Railway operates narrow gauge passenger trains along a 2 mile line along the scenic South Tyne valley between Alston, in Cumbria and Kirkhaugh, in Northumberland. It was the lure of lead that originally brought the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway to Alston Moor. Before…

East Lancashire Railway

Where steam power meets breathtaking scenery Located in the heart of Bury Town Centre, the East Lancashire Ralway has been your gateway to great days out since 1846.From days out cycling, walking or wildlife spotting to afternoons at tea rooms nestled away in picturesque towns and villages. Get…

Bideford and Instow Railway

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre manages the Bideford station site and Instow signal box both of which are on the former railway line from Barnstaple to Bideford in North Devon. The railway line is now part of the popular Tarka Trail and so our two sites provide points of…

Epping Ongar Railway

We are both the longest heritage railway in Essex and the closest to London, easily accessible via the tube network.Our vintage buses start from the front door of Epping Underground station, whisking you back in time to our period stations with steam and diesel hauled heritage trains.All three…