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Lodge Farm Park Miniature Railway

Lodge Farm Park, Main Road, Romford, Essex, RM2 5JB.

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New 7 1/4in. gauge railway, around 1,000 yards long, being extended and located in Lodge Farm Park.

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Locomotion

Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

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70 railway heritage vehicles from the National Collection. Discover more about Shildon's role as the world's first railway town and the life of railway…

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Llangollen Railway

The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, LL20 8SN.
Tel: 01978 860 979.

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Preserved section of the former GWR Ruabon-Barmouth line. Trains operate between Llangollen and Carrog along the Dee Valley. The station and goods yard…

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Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway

Cynheidre, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA15 5YF.

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The railway runs on selected dates during the year, with two diesel locomotives and rolling stock. The line is currently around 0.25 miles in length, but…

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Llanberis Lake Railway

Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY.

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This 1ft 11.5in. gauge railway operates over the lakeside portion of the route of the former 4ft gauge Padarn Railway, and runs steam hauled trains along…

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Littlehampton Miniature Railway

Mewsbrook Park Station, Hendon Avenue, Littlehampton, West Sussex, .

The railway runs along the seafront between Norfolk Gardens and Mewsbrook Park. The railway is operated by the Littlehampton Heritage Railway Association…

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Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Ludborough Station, Station Road, Ludborough, Lincolnshire, DN36 5SH.
Tel: 01507 363 881.

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Standard gauge railway on ex-GNR East Lincolnshire main line. Trains run between Ludborough Station and North Thoresby.

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Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1JF.

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Approx. ½ mile 600mm gauge railway and uses ex-WD light railway equipment from the First World War. The line runs alongside the Skegness aerodrome and…

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Leighton Buzzard Railway

Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TG.
Tel: 01525 373 888.

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Probably England's oldest continuously operating narrow-gauge railway. Built in 1919 from Great War surplus materials to serve the local sand quarrying…

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Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

The Station, Station Road, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, ML12 6XS.
Tel: N/A.

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Britain's highest narrow gauge adhesion railway, reaching 1,498 feet above sea level, and running a selection of historical industrial diesel locomotives.

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Lakeshore Railroad

South Marine Park, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2NN.
Tel: 07745 350 983.

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Curently the only public, steam working 9 1/2 inch gauge railway in the UK, Lakeshore Railroad was first opened in 1972. Running for just under a third…

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Kyle Line Museum

Railway Buildings, Railway Station, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross & Cromarty, IV40 8AQ.
Tel: 01599 534 824.

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Rail and maritime museum showing the history of the Kyle line. Scenic rail trips daily.

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Kirby Stephen East Heritage Centre

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

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

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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 our past including two old railway carriages.

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Kerr’s Miniature Railway (2018)

West Links Park, Queen's Drive, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1QD.
Tel: 01241 879 249.

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10¼in. gauge, 400yards. Two steam, three petrol, one diesel locos. Alongside Aberdeen-Edinburgh mainline.

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High Peak Junction Visitor Centre

High Peak Junction, Lea Road, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 5AA.
Tel: 01629 533 298 .

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Original workshops of the Cromford & High Peak Railway. Restored main room, forge, exhibition, audio-visual presentation, audio tour and information centre.

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Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley, Yorkshire, BD22 8NJ.
Tel: 01535 645 214.

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Five mile branch line first opened in 1867, striking southwards into the hills from the town of Keighley through Haworth, home of the Brontes, and Oakworth…

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS.
Tel: 01983 882 204.

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Five miles line between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton. Using pre-Grouping carriages including Victorian four wheelers. Six steam locomotives (including…

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Isle of Man Steam Railway

Transport Headquarters, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT.
Tel: 01624 663 366.

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Opened in 1874, this narrow gauge railway still runs with its original locomotives and carriages, through an ever changing landscape, to a choice of destinations…

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Snaefell Mountain Railway

The Station, Laxey, Isle of Man, .

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The railway is the only electrically worked mountain railway in the British Isles. This 3ft 6in. gauge line runs for four miles 53 chains from Laxey to…

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Insch Connection Museum (2018)

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

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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.

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Helston Railway

Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0RY.
Tel: 07901 977 597.

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The railway operates one mile of track for passengers services. Steam and diesel shunter hauled rides during the season through some stunning countryside…

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Heatherslaw Light Railway (2018)

Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TJ.
Tel: 01890 820 317.

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15in. gauge steam operated railway running for 2.25 miles along the banks of the River Till to Etal Castle, giving stunning views of the Northumberland…

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Hayling Railway (2018)

Beachlands Station, Beachlands, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0AG.
Tel: 07775 696 912.

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2ft gauge line running along Hayling Island seafront.

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