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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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West Somerset Railway

The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG.
Tel: 01643 704 996.

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Britain‘s longest preserved railway operating for 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard near Taunton through the stunning scenery of the Quantock Hills and along…

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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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Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

5 Hithercroft Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9GQ.
Tel: 01491 835 067.

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The former GWR Cholsey to Wallingford branch with both steam and diesel hauled trains connecting with main line services at Cholsey.

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Fintown Railway

An Mhuc Dubh, 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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Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway

Giants Causeway Station, Runkerry Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8SZ.
Tel: 028 2073 2844.

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3ft gauge heritage steam railway, two miles in length, laid on the route of the former Giant’s Causeway tramway. Two steam and one diesel locomotives…

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Garw Valley Railway

Pontycymer Locomotive Works, Old Station Yard, Pontycymer, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, CF32 8AZ.

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The railway has the ambitious objective of restoring passenger train services between Pontycymer and Brynmenyn within the next 10 years. It also plans…

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Peak Rail

Matlock Station, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NA.
Tel: 01629 580 381.

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Standard gauge railway operating between Matlock and Rowsley South on the old St Pancras to Manchester route.

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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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Stradbally Woodland Railway

Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, IRELAND.

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The oldest established heritage railway in Ireland, located in the grounds of Stradbally Hall beside the Rally Field, and Point-to-Point race course. It…

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Cambrian Heritage Railways

Oswestry Railway Station, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE.

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Passenger trains from Oswestry station to Middleton Road Bridge. Railway Museum in impressive old Cambrian Railways building. Trains also operate from…

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Volks Electric Railway

Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1EN.
Tel: 01273 294 478.

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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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Brecon Mountain Railway

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

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The 1ft 11.5ins. line runs from Pant, 3 miles North of Merthyr Tydfil, to Torpantau following part of the route of the original Brecon & Merthyr Railway…

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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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Nene Valley Railway

Wansford Station, Stibbington , Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6LR.
Tel: 01780 784 444.

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Runs between Yarwell, Wansford and Peterborough. The 7.5 miles of track passes through the heart of the 500 acre Ferry Meadows Country Park. Locomotives…

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Whitwell & Reepham Railway

Whitwell Road, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4GA.
Tel: 01603 871 694.

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Restored 1882 station on the Lynn & Fakenham Railway. Short demonstration line with steam and diesel locos.

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Whitrope Heritage Centre & Border Union Railway

Whitrope, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 9TY.

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The Border Union Railway is an operational section of the old Waverley Route. The Centre, based in two old railway carriages at Whitrope Siding, contains…

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West Lancashire Light Railway

Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6SP.
Tel: 01772 815 881.

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2ft gauge line, length approximately 440 yards. It features locomotives, wagons and other equipment from long-gone industrial sites in Lancashire, other…

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West Clare Railway

West Clare Railway, Moyasta, Co. Clare, IRELAND.

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The railway has been restored to provide a fun day out for families, where you can immerse yourself in steam, nostalgia and times past. Ireland’s most…

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Wensleydale Railway

Leeming Bar Station, Leases Road, Leeming Bar, Northallerton, Yorkshire, DL7 9AR.
Tel: 01677 425 805.

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Trains run between Northallerton West and Aysgarth, via Bedale, Leeming Bar and Leyburn through the lowland Vale of Mowbray to the upland splendour of…

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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 Railway

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

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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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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 in heritage coaches – includes a guided tour of the museum. Find out about the narrow…

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Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Stiffkey Road, Wells Next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1QB.

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Regular steam trains from the seaside town of Wells next the Sea to the beautiful village of Walsingham, with it's famous Abbey and shrines, steam-hauled…

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