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Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2PR.
Tel: 01246 475 554.

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  • Souvenir Shop

Britain’s last operational railway roundhouse saved from demolition in 1991, now a working railway centre with over 70 locomotives on site.

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Apedale Valley Light Railway

Apedale Valley Country Park, Loomer Road,, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7LB.
Tel: 0845 094 1953.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway in Apedale Community Country Park. Operated by the Moseley Railway Trust.

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Alford Valley Railway

Alford Station, Main Street, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8FD.
Tel: 01975 564 332.

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A 2ft gauge diesel operated line from Alford Station to Haughton Park, a distance of one mile.

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Ironstone Heritage Centre

Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 9UW.
Tel: 01604 702 031.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The railway at Hunsbury Hill is based on the ironstone workings that closed in 1930s; home to prototype diesel locomotives from Fowler, Planet & Hudswell…

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Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway

Kempton Waterworks, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 7ND.
Tel: 01932 765 328.

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  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway. The Hanworth Loop is the first stage of a major project to reinstate the historic narrow gauge line that hauled coal from the Thames…

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Rocks by Rail – Living Ironstone Museum

Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Nr Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7BX.
Tel: 07873 721 941.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Covering 19 acres of reclaimed ironstone quarry, railway tracks and nature trails, Rocks by Rail is a journey back in time. Experience an awesome industrial…

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Railworld

Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 9NR.
Tel: 01733 344 240.

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  • Part disabled access

Situated adjacent to the Nene Valley railway‘s station, Railworld promotes substainable transport featuring Peterborough’s rich local railway history…

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Yeovil Railway Centre

Yeovil Junction Station, Stoford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9UU.
Tel: 01935 410 420.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Brake van/historic coach rides behind steam locomotive on 400 yard long standard gauge line. Turntable demonstrations and Visitor Centre. Special events…

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Museum of Rail Travel

Ingrow Railway Centre, South Street, Keighley, Yorkshire, BD21 5AX.
Tel: 01535 680 425.

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  • Part disabled access

Award winning museum housing a unique collection of historic railway carriages. Experience rail travel as it was, sit in the beautifully restored compartments,…

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Mangapps Railway Museum

Southminster Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QG.
Tel: 01621 784 898.

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  • Part disabled access

Collection of locomotives, rolling stock and small relics in station buildings covering history of East Anglian railways, one mile line.

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Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road, Waterside, Patna, Ayrshire, KA6 7JF.
Tel: 00.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A 'living museum' where unique and historically significant industrial steam and diesel locomotives are restored and can be seen working in an authentic…

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Somerset & Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton

Midsomer Norton Station, Silver Street, Midsomer Norton, Somerset, BA3 2EY.
Tel: 01761 411 221.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Restored station area with track laid and being extended. Locos and rolling stock to see, including a Sentinel 0-4-0VBT under restoration. Brake van rides…

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Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust

The Railway Station, Washford, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0PP.
Tel: 01984 640 869.

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  • Part disabled access

Memorabilia of the much loved S&D line including the reconstructed Midford signal box, coaches and wagons and other artefacts recalling what life was like…

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Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway

Toddington Station, Toddington, Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT.
Tel: 01452 511 111.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Narrow gauge railway with a collection of rolling stock from Britain and abroad adjacent to Toddington (GWR) Station. There is also a collection of local…

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Lartigue Monorail

John B Keane Road, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Eire.
Tel: 00 353 682 4393.

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  • Part disabled access

A short demonstration journey on a full-scale diesel-powered replica of the original monorail which originally ran for nine miles between Listowel and…

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Kirby Stephen East Heritage Centre

South Road , Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LA.
Tel: 01768 371 700.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Restored Kirkby East railway station and heritage centre. Passenger train service on some open days.

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Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Irchester Country Park, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7DL.
Tel: 01604 675 368.

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Home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include, steam and diesel locomotives, a lifesize diorama of a quarry, along with many…

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Great Whipsnade Railway

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF.
Tel: 01582 872 171.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

This 2ft 6in. 1¾ mile long railway runs through the paddocks at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. Steam and diesel locomotives.

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Electric Railway Museum

Rowley Road, Baginton, Warwickshire, CV3 4FR.
Tel: 02476 997 397.

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Collection of electric traction, coaches, diesel locomotives and freight vehicles. Also 71/4in. miniature railway.

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Crewe Heritage Centre

Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB.
Tel: 01270 212 130.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A main line steam base with both steam and diesel locos undergoing restoration. Three working signal boxes and other artefacts on display, 7.25in. gauge…

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County School Station

County School Railway Station, Holt Road, North Elmham, Norfolk, NR20 5LE.
Tel: 01362 668 181.

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Restored country station with exhibition and visitor centre. Operated by Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust.

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.
Tel: 01296 655 720.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Located in the heart of beautiful countryside and covering a mammoth 25 acres, the Centre promises a charming and nostalgic day out.

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway

The Warren, Swanton Street, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8AT.
Tel: 01622 884 254.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A 2ft gauge railway 1½km in length. On open days two steam locomotives operate. Other locomotives, traction engines, rolling stock, beam engine, vintage…

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Bowes Railway

Springwell Road, Springwell , Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 7QJ.
Tel: 01914 161 847.

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Opened in 1826, now a scheduled Ancient Monument and the only preserved SG rope hauled railway in the world. Has a large collection of non-BR stock and…

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