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Midland Railway – Butterley

Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ.
Tel: 01773 570 140.

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Preserved Midland, LMS and BR items in a living museum on 3.5 miles standard gauge line, also one mile 2ft gauge on a 57 acre museum site. Miniature railway.…

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Middleton Railway

The Station, Moor Road, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS10 2JQ.
Tel: 0845 680 1758.

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Situated at Hunslet Moor, adjacent to junction 5 of the M621, this standard gauge line of 1 1/4 miles is the world's oldest operating railway, running…

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Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5PW.
Tel: 01449 766 899.

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A section of the railway at Brockford has been recreated with original station buildings which capture the atmosphere of this quirky line. Today’s ‘Middy’…

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Mid-Norfolk Railway

Dereham Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF.
Tel: 01362 851 723.

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East Anglia's longest heritage railway, operates diesel and summer steam train services on the former Great Eastern Railway route between Dereham and Wymondham…

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Mid-Hants Railway – The Watercress Line

The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG.
Tel: 01962 733 810.

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Preserved railway operating between Alton and Alresford for a journey of just over 10 miles.

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Manx Electric Railway

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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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Bottom Station, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6EQ.
Tel: 01598 753 486.

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The famous funicular railway opened in 1890 and is the highest and the steepest totally water-powered railway in the world!

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Lavender Line (2018)

Isfield Station, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5XB.
Tel: 01825 750 515.

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Restored Southern Railway station and two mile round trip. Several steam and diesel locomotives on site with selection of rolling stock. Also on site is…

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Launceston Steam Railway

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

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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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Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Haverthwaite Station, Nr Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AL.

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Travel along this former Furness Railway branch line to Lakeside, a 3.5 mile journey in the picturesque Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere.…

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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, Devon, EX31 4RA.
Tel: 01598 763 487.

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Board a train of original L&B coaches at England's highest narrow-gauge railway station – the delightfully named Woody Bay – 1,000 feet up on wild…

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Kirklees Light Railway

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

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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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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE.
Tel: 01580 765 155.

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Historic 10.5 mile railway connecting Tenterden with Bodiam.

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Keith & Dufftown Railway

Dufftown Station, Dufftown, Banffshire, AB55 4BA.
Tel: 01340 821 181.

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Enjoy a relaxing few hours on The Whisky Line, an eleven mile heritage railway linking the Whisky Capital of the World, Dufftown, to the market town of…

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Llangollen Railway

The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, LL20 8SN.
Tel: 01978 860 979.

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Preserved section of the former GWR Ruabon-Barmouth line. Trains operate between Llangollen and Carrog along the Dee Valley. The station and goods yard…

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Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway

Cynheidre, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA15 5YF.

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The railway runs on selected dates during the year, with two diesel locomotives and rolling stock. The line is currently around 0.25 miles in length, but…

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Llanberis Lake Railway

Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY.

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This 1ft 11.5in. gauge railway operates over the lakeside portion of the route of the former 4ft gauge Padarn Railway, and runs steam hauled trains along…

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Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Ludborough Station, Station Road, Ludborough, Lincolnshire, DN36 5SH.
Tel: 01507 363 881.

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Standard gauge railway on ex-GNR East Lincolnshire main line. Trains run between Ludborough Station and North Thoresby.

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Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

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

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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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Leighton Buzzard Railway

Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TG.
Tel: 01525 373 888.

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Probably England's oldest continuously operating narrow-gauge railway. Built in 1919 from Great War surplus materials to serve the local sand quarrying…

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Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

The Station, Station Road, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, ML12 6XS.
Tel: N/A.

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Britain's highest narrow gauge adhesion railway, reaching 1,498 feet above sea level, and running a selection of historical industrial diesel locomotives.

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High Peak Junction Visitor Centre

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

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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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Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

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

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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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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS.
Tel: 01983 882 204.

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Five miles line between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton. Using pre-Grouping carriages including Victorian four wheelers. Six steam locomotives (including…

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