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Seaton Tramway

Riverside Depot, Harbour Road, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2NQ.
Tel: 01297 20375.

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The tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River…

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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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Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway 2017

The Railway Station, Garn Yr Erw, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9SF.
Tel: 01495 792 263.

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The railway is set in the heart of a World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. At over 1,300ft above sea level the Whistle Inn Halt is the…

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Plym Valley Railway

Marsh Mills Station, Coypool Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4NW.
Tel: 07580 689 380.

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Train rides over 1.5 miles of relaid track from Marsh Mills towards Plym Bridge. Locomotives on site with some rolling stock undergoing restoration.

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Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway

Sittingbourne Viaduct Station, The Wall, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2XD.
Tel: 01795 424 899.

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The preserved southern half of the former 2ft 6in gauge Bowater's Railway built to move raw materials for paper making and finished products around the…

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Royal Deeside Railway

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

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

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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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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW.
Tel: 01229 717 171.

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The longest and oldest narrow gauge railway in the Lake District National Park, known affectionately locally as 'La’al Ratty' meaning “little”. There…

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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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Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA.
Tel: 01538 750 755.

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10.5 mile return journey, steam hauled through the Churnet Valley between Cheddleton and Froghall. Also runs on the Cauldon Low line on various dates throughout…

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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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Rhiw Valley Light Railway

Lower House Farm, Manafon, Nr Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8BJ.
Tel: 0000.

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The railway is built to 15in. gauge and runs for approximately ¾ mile around Lower House Farm alongside the River Rhiw. Founded in 1970 by Jack Woodroffe,…

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Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure

Perrygrove Farm, Perrygrove Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8QB.
Tel: 01594 834 991.

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A heritage railway which appeals to the whole family. A special welcome for those who are interested in narrow gauge steam and lots to do for those who…

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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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Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Queens Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6AF.
Tel: 01803 555 872.

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Standard gauge line running between Paignton and Kingswear in Devon, a distance of seven miles along the estuary of the River Dart. Several ex-GWR steam…

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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

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An 18 mile long standard gauge railway from Grosmont (junction with BR) to Pickering, passing through the heart of the North York Moors, an area of outstanding…

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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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North Norfolk Railway

Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA.
Tel: 01263 820 800.

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An award-winning preserved railway running along the picturesque North Norfolk coastline between Sheringham and Holt. The former Midland & Great Northern…

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Northampton & Lamport Railway

Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8BA.
Tel: 01604 820 327.

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1.3 mile standard gauge railway on the former Northampton to Market Harborough line. Locomotives include Polish Tkh, 0-4-0 Peckett, ex-BR diesels and industrial…

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Midland Railway – Butterley 2017

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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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.
Tel: 01624 663 366.

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 & Barnstaple Railway

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

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80 years after its closure in 1935, you can board a train of original L&B coaches at England's highest narrow-gauge railway station – the delightfully…

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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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