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Great Whipsnade Railway 2020

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

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  • Full disabled access

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

Railways / Rail Centre

Great Western Railway Museum Coleford 2020

The Old Railway Station, Railway Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH.
Tel: 01594 833 569.

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The museum is housed in one of the last remaining permanent railway buildings in the Forest of Dean on the site of Coleford's railway yard of 1883. Full…

Railways / Railway Museum

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 2020

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

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  • Full disabled access

Board a train of original L&B coaches at England's highest narrow-gauge railway station – the delightfully named Woody Bay – 1,000 feet up on wild…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Great Central Railway

Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW.
Tel: 01509 632 323.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is on the route of the old Great Central Railway that linked the cities of Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Leicester with London at its terminus…

Railways / Heritage Railways

West Somerset Railway

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

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  • 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

Great Orme Tramway 2020

Victoria Station, Church Walks, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2NB.
Tel: 01492 577 877.

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The 3ft 6in. tramway runs from Victoria Station, Llandudno, to just short of the summit, a distance of 1,600 yards. Four original Victorian cable hauled…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Great Laxey Mine Railway 2020

Mines Road, Laxey Valley Gardens, Laxey, Isle of Man, .

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  • Part disabled access

A re-creation of the original steam-powered mine railway from 1877. Runs from Laxey Valley Gardens up to the foot of the hill below The Great Laxey Wheel…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Grantown East: Highland Heritage & Cultural Centre 2020

(East Railway Station), Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3AD.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Learn about the history of the railway and its importance to the community from the heritage displays of this beautifully renovated railway station. It…

Railways / Railway Museum

Glenfinnan Station Museum 2020

Station Cottage, Glenfinnan, Nr Fort William, Highlands, PH37 4LT.
Tel: 01397 722 295.

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  • Part disabled access

A complete West Highland Line station has been restored as a railway museum and interpretive centre with dining and sleeping car experiences. 1901 signalbox.…

Railways / Railway Museum

Frinton’s Cottage Museum & Trevor Bright Railway Museum

Station Approach, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 9NE.

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Once occupied by the keepers of Frinton’s iconic railway gates, today the cottage houses an impressive selection of artefacts and archive material that…

Railways / Railway Museum

Casino Model Railway Museum 2020

Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin, K36 TW67.

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Newly opened is Ireland's only model railway museum, housed in the renovated thatched cottage, which offers a close-up look at the exquisite workmanship…

Railways / Model Railway

Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway 2020

Frimley Lodge Park, Sturt Road, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6HT.

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The railway has two tracks, one for small locos and the other which runs for 0.6 mile; 7 1/4in. gauge. Steam & diesel locos.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Famous Trains Model Railway 2020

Markeaton Park, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3BG.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A large, permanent 00 scale model railway and exhibition. Watch the model trains go by – learn about the railway history and how railways operate –…

Railways / Model Railway

Fairbourne Steam Railway 2020

Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2EX.
Tel: 01341 250 362.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

This historic two mile long, 12 1/4in. gauge railway runs from Fairbourne (BR) Station which connects with Barmouth passenger ferry at Barmouth Ferry Station…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Evesham Vale Light Railway 2020

The Valley, Evesham Country Park, Twyford, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4DS.
Tel: 01386 422 282.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

15in. gauge, 1¼ mile line that runs through The Valley. Three steam locomotives.

Railways / Heritage Railways

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway 2020

Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 6AF.
Tel: 01756 710 614.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operates standard gauge steam trains between Embsay & Bolton Abbey station on the ex-Midland Railway Skipton to Ilkley line. Large collection of locomotives…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 2020

Wirksworth Station, Station Road, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FB.
Tel: 01629 823 076.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Heritage trains between Duffield and Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Railways / Heritage Railways

East Kent Railway 2020

Station Road, Shepherdswell, Kent, CT15 7PD.
Tel: 01304 832 042.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

2.5 mile line between Shepherdswell and Eythorne on part of the former EKR built in 1911. Collection of diesel locomotives and rolling stock. Small museum…

Railways / Heritage Railways

East Herts Miniature Railway 2020

Van Hage Garden Company, Amwell Hill, Great Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9RP.
Tel: 07956 310 138.

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  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge. 600 yards. Four steam, three petrol and one battery electric locomotives.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway 2020

Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5PE.
Tel: 023 8061 2020.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

One of the Country's finest miniature railways with one of the largest collection of miniature locomotives of both 7¼ & 10¼in. gauge.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway 2020

Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QJ.
Tel: 01323 520 229.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge. Steam and diesel locos, also model railways. Travel behind them as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park. Diesel…

Railways / Miniature Railways

East Anglian Railway Museum 2020

Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS.
Tel: 01206 242 524.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Get up close and personal to the wide collection of steam trains, diesel locomotives and vintage carriages at the museum. While the Victorian buildings,…

Railways / Railway Museum

Drumawhey Junction Railway 2020

Four Road Ends , 60 Upper Gransha Road, Nr Donaghadee, Co. Down, BT21 0LZ.
Tel: 028 9147 3948 .

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The line is the longest 7¼in. gauge railway in Ireland at over 1.5km. It has steep gradients, embankments & cuttings as well as two bridges, twin track…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway 2020

Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 6LZ.
Tel: 028 4461 5779.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is Ireland's only 5ft 3in. (standard) gauge mainline heritage railway in the country. The railway currently operates through an Area of Outstanding…

Railways / Heritage Railways

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