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Teifi Valley Railway

Station Yard, Henllan, Llandysul, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SA44 5TD.
Tel: 01559 371 077.

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A 2ft gauge railway along part of the former GWR branch from Pencader Junction to Newcastle Emlyn. Over 1.75 miles of track has now been laid and both…

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Cambrian Heritage Railways – Oswestry

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

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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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Cambrian Heritage Railways – Llynclys

Llynclys South Station, Llynclys, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8BX.

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Passenger trains through the beautiful Shropshire countryside to Pen y Garreg halt. Also trains from Oswestry.

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Weardale Railway

Stanhope Station, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2YS.
Tel: 01388 526 203.

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An 18 mile heritage line which runs from a connection with the main railway network at Bishop Auckland in County Durham to Eastgate in the Weardale Area…

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Saltburn Miniature Railway

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

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

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Midland Railway – Butterley

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

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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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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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Heckington Railway Museum

Station Building, Station Road, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9JJ.

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Housed in the former station building of 1859, the museum contains exhibits and artefacts from GNR, GWR, etc.

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Heatherslaw Light Railway

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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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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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW.
Tel: 01229 717 171.

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The longest and oldest narrow gauge railway in the Lake District National Park, known affectionately locally as 'La’al Ratty' meaning “little”. There…

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Devon Railway Centre

The Station, Bickleigh, Nr Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG.
Tel: 01884 855 671.

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Preserved GWR station, passenger carrying 2ft gauge and miniature railways, model railway exhibition, new model village museum.

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Mizens Railway

Barrs Lane, Knaphill, Nr Woking, Surrey, GU21 2JW.
Tel: 0208 890 1978.

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7 1/4in. 1,200 yards, 15 steam, six petrol and eight battery locomotives.

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Volks Electric Railway

Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1EN.
Tel: 01273 292 718.

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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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Vogrie Park Miniature Railway

Vogrie Country Park, Nr Gorebridge, Midlothian, EN23 4NU.

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750 yards, 7.25in. gauge. "Probably one of the best ground level tracks in Scotland."

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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SY23 1PG.
Tel: 01970 625 819.

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Sit back, relax and enjoy a nostalgic journey through some of Wales' most spectacular scenery!

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Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway

Toddington Station, Toddington, Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT.
Tel: 01452 511 111.

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2ft gauge railway runs for around 3/4 of a mile and is worked with steam and diesel locomotives from Britain, Belgium, Poland and South Africa. Located…

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Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Kilmeadan Station, KIlmeadan, Co. Waterford, Eire.

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Narrow gauge railway over 8.5km of the former Waterford to Dungarvan line, from Kilmeadan to Gracedieu Junction, along the valley of the River Suir. Restored…

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Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Stiffkey Road, Wells Next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1QB.

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Regular steam trains from the seaside town of Wells next the Sea to the beautiful village of Walsingham, with it's famous Abbey and shrines, steam-hauled…

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Wells Harbour Railway

Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1DR.

10.25in. gauge. 1,200 yards, running between Wells Harbour and Pinewoods. Diesel locomotives.

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Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Tremadog Road, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9DY.
Tel: 01766 513 402.

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Porthmadog (WHR) to Pen-y-Mount Junction. 1.75 mile round trip in heritage coaches – includes a guided tour of the museum. Find out about the narrow…

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Welsh Highland Railway

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF.
Tel: 01766 516 024.

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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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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0SF.
Tel: 01938 810 441.

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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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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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