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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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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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  • Souvenir Shop
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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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Cambrian Heritage Railways (2018)

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

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  • Part disabled access

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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Midland Railway – Butterley

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

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  • Part disabled access

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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Wroxham Miniature Worlds

Station Business Park, Horning Road West, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QJ.

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It is the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK stretching over 10,000sqft with some of the largest model railways in the world on permanent public…

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Ferry Meadows Railway

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU.

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10.25in. gauge. Steam & diesel. New Darjeeling loco.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Fenland Light Railway

Mereside Drove, Ramsey Mereside, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2UE.
Tel: 01487 815 628.

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7¼in. gauge narrow gauge railway operating steam, electric and petrol locomotives. New double oval track on new site, which is constantly developing.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Nene Valley Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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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Great Whipsnade Railway

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF.

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

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Field Place Miniature Railway

Field Place, Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1NP.
Tel: 01273 870 261.

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5in. gauge live steam and diesel outline electric locomotives on an overlapping circular track a quarter mile long. Normally four locomotives are operating…

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Swanley New Barn Railway

Swanley Park, New Barn Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7PW.
Tel: 0000.

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7 1/4in. gauge, 900 yards. Six steam engines, six diesel engines and three other engines (petrol & electric), over 30 coaches and several freight wagons.…

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Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

East the Water, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4BB.
Tel: 07854 590 503.

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Restored railway station, replica LSWR signal box, cafe in Mk1 coach, preserved diesel shunter, brake van and Interpretation Centre in PMV.

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Kiltimagh Railway Museum

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, IRELAND.

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The museum houses railway artefacts and many other items reflecting different aspects of the area's past including two old railway carriages.

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Vanstone Woodland Railway

Vanstone Park Garden Centre, Hitchin Road, Codicote, Hertfordshire, SG4 8TH.

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10¼in. gauge woodland railway, 560 yards (512m) long. Trains run at frequent intervals, according to demand, and will normally be diesel hauled.

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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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Whitwell & Reepham Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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 Somerset Railway

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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West Lancashire Light Railway

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

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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  • Part disabled access

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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  • Part disabled access

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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