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West Somerset Railway

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Barnards Miniature Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Amerton Railway

Stowe-by-Chartley, Nr Weston, Staffordshire, ST18 0LA.
Tel: 01785 850 965.

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  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway, one mile long, Sunday service hauled by Bagnall steam locomotive ‘Isobel‘. Saturday trains generally diesel hauled. Working farm…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

Railways / Heritage Railways

Fintown Railway

An Mhuc Dubh, Fintown, Co. Donegal, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 7495 46280.

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  • Part disabled access

The only operational railway in Co. Donegal. A three mile restored section of the former County Donegal Railway amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

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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  • Part disabled access

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

Railways / Heritage Railways

Miller’s Dale Station Visitor Centre & Cafe

Miller's Dale , On the Monsal Trail, Buxton, Derbyshire, .

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  • Part disabled access

Newly opened visitor centre & cafe adjacent to Miller's Dale viaducts on the Monsal Trail long distance path/cycleway in the lovely Peak District countryside.

Railways / Railway Museum

Peak Rail

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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

Railways / Heritage Railways

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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Saltburn Miniature Railway

Saltburn Valley Gardens, bottom of Saltburn Bank, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS12.
Tel: 01287 622 712.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

This 15in. gauge railway is listed as one of the country's most famous railways.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ.
Tel: 07530 397 079.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operating on 7¼in. gauge, with steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake. Santa in Dec.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Insch Connection Museum

Railway Station, North Road, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6XP.
Tel: 07532 223 824.

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  • Full disabled access

Located in the former ticket office of Insch Railway Station. Exhibitions about the people, places and railway of Insch. Working scale model of the station.

Railways / Railway Museum

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY.
Tel: 01654 710 472.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Tells the story of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles with exhibits including locomotives, rolling stock, track, signals, posters and tickets.…

Railways / Railway Museum

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

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

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  • Refreshments
  • 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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Stradbally Woodland Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Cinderbarrow Miniature Railway

Tarn Lane, Yealand Redmayne, Nr Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9RX.

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  • Part disabled access

The ground-level ‘ride-on’ track can accommodate models in 3.5, 5, 7.25in. gauges. The landscaped circuit at the picnic area allows many visitors to…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Cambrian Heritage Railways

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

Railways / Heritage Railways

Lodge Farm Park Miniature Railway

Lodge Farm Park, Main Road, Romford, Greater London, RM2 5JB.

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  • Part disabled access

New 7 1/4in. gauge railway, around 1,000 yards long. Located in Lodge Farm Park.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Volks Electric Railway

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

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  • Full disabled access

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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Brecon Mountain Railway

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Midland Railway – Butterley

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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.…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Wroxham Miniature Worlds

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

Railways / Model Railway

Ferry Meadows Railway

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

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  • Part disabled access

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

Railways / Miniature Railways

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