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Royal Victoria Railway

Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 5GA.
Tel: 023 80 456 246.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

10 1/4in. gauge, one mile. Six steam, two petrol and three diesel locomotives.

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Romsey Signal Box

Brick Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8LG.
Tel: 01794 500 523.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The signal box was built around 1865 and is a working museum which gives an insight into the life of a railway signalman. Visitors of all ages can get…

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Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

Station House, Station Road, Ridgmont, Bedfordshire, MK43 0XP.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Visit this hidden gem on the Marston Vale rail line. The station building is built in the distinctive Victorian Gothic ‘Cottage Orné’ style, and the…

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Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure

Perrygrove Farm, Perrygrove Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8QB.
Tel: 01594 834 991.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A heritage railway which appeals to the whole family. A special welcome for those who are interested in narrow gauge steam and lots to do for those who…

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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.

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Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Queens Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6AF.
Tel: 01803 555 872.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Standard gauge line running between Paignton and Kingswear in Devon, a distance of seven miles along the estuary of the River Dart. Several ex-GWR steam…

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Orchid Line

Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, IM7 5EA.
Tel: 01624 897 323.

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  • Part disabled access

7.25in. gauge, 1,000 yards. Eight steam locomotives, one petrol and one battery, round a half mile circuit of the park.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Pickering Station, Pickering, Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ.
Tel: 01751 472 508.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

An 18 mile long standard gauge railway from Grosmont (junction with BR) to Pickering, passing through the heart of the North York Moors, an area of outstanding…

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Nene Valley Railway

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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Rainsbrook Valley Railway

Onley Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5QD.
Tel: 01788 842 709.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. approx 1,100 yards; 3.5in. & 5in. gauge, 375 yards.

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Rainhill Trials Exhibition

Rainhill Library, View Road, Rainhill, Lancashire, L35 0LE.

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  • Part disabled access

The exhibition is housed in a former British Rail Mk.1 carriage specially converted for the purpose. It is in the grounds of Rainhill Library and connected…

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Porterswick Junction Light Railway

Hidden Valley Discovery Park, Tredidon, St Thomas, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8SJ.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. gauge railway. Over a mile in length. Attention to detail with telegraph poles, signal box, bridges and a 110ft tunnel. Steam and I/C locos.

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Pinewood (Wokingham) Miniature Railway

Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road , Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway consists of 5in. & 7 1/4in. dual gauge ground level track that runs for nearly half a mile through delightful Berkshire woodland with steam…

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NRM York – National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York, Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ.
Tel: 08448 153 139.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The museum in York is responsible for conserving and interpreting the British national collection of railway vehicles and other artefacts. The collections…

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North Norfolk Railway

Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA.
Tel: 01263 820 800.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

An award-winning preserved railway running along the picturesque North Norfolk coastline between Sheringham and Holt. The former Midland & Great Northern…

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Northampton & Lamport Railway

Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8BA.
Tel: 01604 820 327.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

1.3 mile standard gauge railway on the former Northampton to Market Harborough line. Locomotives include Polish Tkh, 0-4-0 Peckett, ex-BR diesels and industrial…

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North Bay Railway

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Y012 6PF.
Tel: 01723 368 791.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Run steam outline LNER style A3 locomotives since 1931. Built to 20in. gauge, the line takes visitors from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering…

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Ness Islands Railway

Whin Park, Bught Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV3 5SS.
Tel: 01463 235 533.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Britain’s most northern public miniature railway. 7.25in. gauge, 800 yards. One diesel locomotive and one steam loco.

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