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Heritage Railways

Kirklees Light Railway 2020

The Station, Park Mill Way, Clayton West , Nr Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ.
Tel: 01484 865 727.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Narrow gauge trains run for 3.5 miles along the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Clayton West branch, through the scenic South Pennine foothills,…

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Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 2020

The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley, Yorkshire, BD22 8NJ.
Tel: 01535 645 214.

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  • Part disabled access

Five mile branch line first opened in 1867, striking southwards into the hills from the town of Keighley through Haworth, home of the Brontes, and Oakworth…

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Manx Electric Railway 2020

Transport Headquarters, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT.

Unique double track railway running nearly 18 miles between Douglas and Ramsey through some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in the British Isles.…

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Snaefell Mountain Railway 2020

The Station, Laxey, Isle of Man, .

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The railway is the only electrically worked mountain railway in the British Isles. This 3ft 6in. gauge line runs for four miles 53 chains from Laxey to…

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Isle of Man Steam Railway 2020

Transport Headquarters, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT.
Tel: 01624 663 366.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Opened in 1874, this narrow gauge railway still runs with its original locomotives and carriages, through an ever changing landscape, to a choice of destinations…

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Gwili Railway 2020

Bronwydd Arms Station, Bronwydd, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA33 6HT.
Tel: 01267 238 213.

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  • Part disabled access

Standard gauge railway from Bronwydd Arms to Danycoed. Steam & diesel locomotives. Signalling museum, miniature railway, operating signalbox open to visitors.

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Great Central Railway – Nottingham 2020

Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, NG11 6JS.
Tel: 0115 940 5705.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Offers almost 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire.

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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2020

The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT.
Tel: 01242 621 405.

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  • Full disabled access

Standard gauge steam railway on ex-GWR Cheltenham to Stratford mainline, running from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse. Also DMU Service from Toddington…

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Welsh Highland Railway 2020

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF.
Tel: 01766 516 024.

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  • Part disabled access

The rebuilt railway runs from the Ffestiniog Railway's Porthmadog Harbour Station, via Snowdonia and the Aberglaslyn Pass to Caernarfon. This 2ft gauge…

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Ffestiniog Railway 2020

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF.
Tel: 01766 516 000.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is the world's oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history, taking you on a 13½ mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the…

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Bodmin & Wenford Railway 2020

Bodmin General Station, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1AG.
Tel: 01208 73555.

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6.5 mile line from Bodmin Parkway to Boscarne Junction via Bodmin General. The steep gradients (as much as 1:37) mean the locomotives have to work very…

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Bluebell Railway 2020

Sheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park, East Sussex, TN22 3QL.
Tel: 01825 720 800.

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Steam train services between Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes and East Grinstead in Sussex, recreating trains from the 1880s through to the 1960s.

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Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway 2020

Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1JF.

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  • Part disabled access

Approx. ½ mile 600mm gauge railway and uses ex-WD light railway equipment from the First World War. The line runs alongside the Skegness aerodrome and…

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Gartell Light Railway 2020

Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB.
Tel: 01963 370 752.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A ¾ mile 2ft gauge railway running along the trackbed of the former S&DJR; with two working signal boxes, two diesel locomotives, plus 0-4-2 steam locomotive.

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Bala Lake Railway 2020

The Station, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD.
Tel: 01678 540 666.

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  • Part disabled access

The line runs close to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) from Llanuwchllyn village to within half-mile of Bala centre giving a nine mile return journey. All trains…

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Avon Valley Railway 2020

Bitton Station , Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, Bristol, BS30 6HD.
Tel: 0117 932 5538.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The railway offers not just a train ride but the opportunity to explore the delights of the river valley. With a round trip of almost six miles, train…

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Launceston Steam Railway

St Thomas Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8DA.
Tel: 01566 775 665.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway running through the Kensey valley along the trackbed of the old North Cornwall Railway. Operated by four Quarry Hunslet locomotives including…

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Alderney Railway 2020

Braye Road Station, Alderney, Alderney, GY9 3DA.
Tel: 07911 739 572.

This standard gauge preserved railway is two miles in length. Motive power is a Vulcan 0-4-0D ‘Elizabeth’, two ex LT 1959 Centenary Tubestock and Wickham…

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Helston Railway

Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0RY.
Tel: 07901 977 597.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway operates one mile of track for passenger services. Steam and diesel shunter hauled rides during the season through some stunning countryside…

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Amerton Railway 2020

Stowe-by-Chartley, Nr Weston, Staffordshire, ST18 0LA.
Tel: 01889 271 337.

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A 2 foot gauge railway re-creating Staffordshire’s narrow gauge heritage in beautiful countryside only six miles from the County Town of Stafford

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Pickering Station, Pickering, Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ.
Tel: 01751 472 508.

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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Climb on board a steam…

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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0SF.
Tel: 01938 810 441.

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  • Part disabled access

This 8-mile long 2ft 6in gauge railway runs from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool. Historic original locomotives work alongside preserved steam locomotives…

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Spa Valley Railway

West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY.
Tel: 01892 300141.

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  • Part disabled access

A heritage railway operating between Tunbridge Wells West (Kent) and Eridge in East Sussex, through the countryside of the Weald. Operating both steam…

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High Peak Junction Visitor Centre 2020

High Peak Junction, Lea Road, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 5AA.
Tel: 01629 533 298 .

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  • Part disabled access

Original workshops of the Cromford & High Peak Railway. Restored main room, forge, exhibition, audio-visual presentation, audio tour and information centre.

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