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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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Bentley Miniature Railway

Bentley Country Park, Halland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5AF.
Tel: 0845 867 2583.

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Ground-level 5in. & 71/4in. gauge miniature railway, using steam and non-steam locomotives to standard and narrow-gauge profiles. One mile long (71/4in.),…

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Newby Hall Miniature Railway

Newby Hall & Gardens, Nr Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 5AJ.

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The railway is a 71/4inch and runs a Royal Scot steam loco and has great views of the gardens. Also two Severn Lamb Western gas locomotives.

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Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

East View Farm, Stone Lane, Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, NR12 8YW.

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The railway is a 7¼ inch gauge and set in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside, with steam, diesel and electric trains.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Caledonian Railway

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

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

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Beer Heights Light Railway

Pecorama, Underleys, Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3NA.
Tel: 01297 21542.

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7 1/4in. gauge miniature railway set in beautiful gardens with stunning views. Also Model Railway Exhibition staged in locations around the house or garden.…

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Beale Railway

Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 9NW.

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It has a 10¼in. narrow gauge diesel railway, the track is approximately a mile in length.

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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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Barton House Railway

Hartwell Road, The Avenue, Wroxham, Norfolk, NR12 8TL.
Tel: 01603 782 008.

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3½in. & 7¼in. gauge. Complete with full size M and GN accessories and museum. Boat service from Wroxham Bridge.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

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

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

Railways / Rail Centre

Barnards Miniature Railway

Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3LX.

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7 1/4in. gauge railway in the picturesque grounds and gardens of Barnards Farm. Now extends to 1.5km. Runs steam and I/C locos.

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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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Baggeridge Miniature Railway

Baggeridge Country Park, Wombourne, Staffordshire, DY3 4HB.

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1,400ft of ground level 7.25in., 5in. track and 400ft of 5in. and 3.5in. raised track.

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LF.
Tel: 01803 328 750.

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The railway transports passengers from the top of the cliffs to and from Oddicombe Beach and provides a vital and non-exhausting way for locals and holidaymakers…

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Avon Valley Railway

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

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Three miles of track have been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam can once again be heard along the Avon Valley.

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Audley End Miniature Railway

Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB.
Tel: 01799 510 726 .

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This popular 1.5 mile track railway runs through the beautiful Audley End Estate Woodland, designed by Capability Brown. Boasting hundreds of majestic…

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Ashton Court Railway

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, Bristol, BS41 9JN.

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The railway site comprises of a raised 3.5in. and 5in. gauge, a 5in. and 7.25in. gauge ground level railway, and a traction engine circuit running inside…

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

Railways / Rail Centre

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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Aln Valley Railway

Lionheart Station, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2EZ.

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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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Wymondham Historic Railway Station

Station Approach, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0JZ.
Tel: 01953 606 433.

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Restored main-line railway station with railway-themed Bistro. Situated on the main Norwich to Cambridge railway line and served by hourly trains operated…

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Mid-Norfolk Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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

Railways / Heritage Railways

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Chinnor Station, Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4BZ.
Tel: 01844 353 535 (Talking Timetable).

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Ex GWR branch line 3.5 miles in length from Chinnor to Thame Junction. Part of former GWR Watlington Branch from Princes Risborough. Steam or diesel hauled…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Severn Valley Railway

Kidderminster Town Station, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX.
Tel: 01562 757 900.

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Standard gauge railway with an impressive collection of main line locomotives and carriages running a steam-hauled service for 16 miles between Kidderminster…

Railways / Heritage Railways

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