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Caledonian Railway

Brechin Station, Park Road, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7AF.
Tel: 01356 622 992.

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This standard gauge line runs from Brechin to Bridge of Dun, a distance of four miles on the last remaining Caledonian Railway branch line in Angus. Brechin…

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Battlefield Line

Shackerstone Station, Shackerstone, Leicestershire, CV13 6NW.
Tel: 01827 880 754.

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The last remaining part of the former Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway, opened in 1873. The railway captures the very essence of a country line, with steam,…

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Bala Lake Railway

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

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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

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

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Steam trains operate between Bitton Station, Oldland Common and Avon Riverside Stations. Bitton Station and buffet are open daily 0900-1700.

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Amerton Railway

Stowe-by-Chartley, Nr Weston, Staffordshire, ST18 0LA.
Tel: 01785 850 965.

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2ft gauge railway, one mile long, Sunday service hauled by Bagnall steam locomotive ‘Isobel‘. Saturday trains generally diesel hauled. Working farm…

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Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1JF.
Tel: 01754 897 400.

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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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Brecon Mountain Railway

Pant Station, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2DD.
Tel: 01685 722 988.

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A 1ft 11.5 gauge steam railway, 3.5 miles in length through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Seven steam locomotives and one diesel locomotive.

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East Lancashire Railway

Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY.
Tel: 0333 320 2830.

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A 12 mile mainly steam hauled tourist railway operating between Heywood-Bury-Ramsbottom and Rawenstall with views of the West Pennine Moors.

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Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Stiffkey Road, Wells Next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1QB.
Tel: 01328 711 630.

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The longest 10.25in. gauge railway in the world being four miles in length connects Walsingham to the coastal town of Wells. Two NG steam Garratt 2-6-0+0-6-2…

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Volks Electric Railway

Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1EN.
Tel: 01273 292 718.

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Opened in 1883 and was the first electric railway in Great Britain. The line has a gauge of 2ft 8.5in. and runs for approx. 1.25 miles from Palace Pier…

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Hayling Railway

Beachlands Station, Beachlands, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0AG.
Tel: 07775 696 912.

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2ft gauge line running along Hayling Island seafront.

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Alderney Railway

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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Fintown Railway

Fintown Railway, Fintown, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 7495 46280.

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The only operational railway in Co. Donegal. A three mile restored section of the former County Donegal Railway amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking…

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Tanfield Railway

Marley Hill Station, Old Marley Hill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 5ET.
Tel: 07508 092 365.

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Standard gauge railway runs for three miles from Marley Hill to Causey Arch Countryside Park. Oldest existing railway in the world, having first opened…

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Steeple Grange Light Railway

Steeple Grange Light Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS.
Tel: 01246 235 497.

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18in. gauge railway, 800 yds, on trackbed of Cromford & High Peak Railway. Diesel, electric and petrol locos.

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Cavan & Leitrim Railway

Station House, Station Road, Dromod, Co. Leitrim, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 71 9638 599.

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So far 1/4 mile of this famous 3ft gauge railway has been rebuilt and a large collection of narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock are on site. Also…

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Aln Valley Railway

Lionheart Station, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2EZ.
Tel: 0300 030 3311.

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The project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick, the old county town of Northumberland and the ancestral home of the…

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Spa Valley Railway

West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY.
Tel: 01892 537 715.

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A heritage railway operating five miles through the countryside of the Weald. Both steam and diesel trains.

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South Devon Railway

The Station, Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ.
Tel: 01364 644 370.

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Standard gauge line from Buckfastleigh for seven miles to Totnes giving a one hour round trip. Much of the journey is beside the River Dart through an…

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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

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

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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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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Tremadog Road, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9DY.
Tel: 01766 513 402.

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Porthmadog (WHR) to Pen-y-Mount Junction. 1.75 mile round trip – including guided tour of museum – in heritage coaches. Find out about the narrow gauge…

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Royal Deeside Railway

The Station, Milton of Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QH.
Tel: 01330 844 416.

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Passenger services operate along a one mile line part of the old Royal Deeside Railway route from Aberdeen to Ballater. Mainly diesel services, sometimes…

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Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

New Romney Station, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8PL.
Tel: 01797 362 353.

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Operated to main line standards on 15in. gauge track. Trains travel at 25mph (75mph scale speed) and can be seen passing on the 8.5 miles of double track…

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Ribble Steam Railway

Chain Caul Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD.
Tel: 01772 728 800.

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One of the largest collections of Industrial locomotives and rolling stock in the country housed in purpose built workshop and museum, complete with a…

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