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West Lancashire Light Railway

Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6SP.
Tel: 01772 815 881.

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  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge line, length approximately 440 yards. It features locomotives, wagons and other equipment from long-gone industrial sites in Lancashire, other…

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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…

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The Station

The Railway Station, Station Yard, Richmond, Yorkshire, DL10 4LD.

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Housed in the former Booking Office of the impressive Victorian railway station, the centre includes many artefacts to give a fascinating insight into…

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The Old Station, Tintern

The Old Station, Tintern, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, NP16 7NX.
Tel: 01291 689 566.

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Set in 10 acres of riverside meadow with stunning views. The old Victorian waiting room is home to a multi-award winning tearoom. There are three railway…

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Thompson Park Railway

Thompson Park, Ormerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2AA.
Tel: 07957 714 148.

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  • Part disabled access

Steam, electric & internal combustion locomotives. Over 1/2 mile in length.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Whitrope Heritage Centre & Border Union Railway

Whitrope, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 9TY.

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Built and run entirely by volunteers, the Border Union Railway is an operational section of the old Waverley Route. The Centre, and based in two old railway…

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Whitwell & Reepham Railway

Whitwell Road, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4GA.
Tel: 01603 871 694.

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  • Part disabled access

1882-built station on Lynn & Fakenham Railway. Short demonstration line with steam and diesel locos.

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Woodseaves Miniature Railway

Woodseaves Garden Plants, Woodseaves, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 2AS.

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  • Part disabled access

A narrow gauge miniature railway which runs around the Woodseaves Garden Plants nursery.

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Wylam Railway Museum

Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8EE.

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  • Part disabled access

Displays focus on the importance of Wylam and its several local railway pioneers, including George Stephenson, Timothy Hackworth and William Hedley, whose…

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Wymondham Historic Railway Station

Station Approach, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0JZ.
Tel: 01953 606 433.

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Restored main-line railway station with railway-themed Bistro. Situated on the main Norwich to Cambridge railway line and served by hourly trains operated…

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Yeovil Railway Centre

Yeovil Junction Station, Stoford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9UU.
Tel: 01935 410 420.

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  • Part disabled access

Brake van/historic coach rides behind steam locomotive on 400 yard long standard gauge line. Turntable demonstrations and Visitor Centre. Special events…

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Telford Steam Railway

The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford, Shropshire, TF4 2NF.
Tel: 01952 503 880.

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  • Part disabled access

Regular passenger services on part of ex-GWR branch from Wellington to Craven Arms. Train runs from Spring Village to Horsehay & Dawley via new station…

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Tanfield Railway

Marley Hill Station, Old Marley Hill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 5ET.
Tel: 07508 092 365.

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  • Part disabled access

Standard gauge railway runs for three miles from Marley Hill to Causey Arch Countryside Park. Oldest existing railway in the world, having first opened…

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Tamar Belle Heritage Centre

Bere Ferres Station, Nr Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LT.
Tel: 07813 360 066.

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  • Part disabled access

Visitor centre tracing evolution of Tamar Valley's diverse history & social economy. Vintage rolling stock with B&B in restored railway carriages and restaurant…

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Talyllyn Railway

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

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A 2ft 3in narrow gauge steam railway running through south Snowdonia, from Tywyn on the coast to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and the foot of the slate…

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Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Blunsdon Station, Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 2DA.
Tel: 01793 771 615.

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Steam and diesel trains operate over 2.5 miles of track.

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Swanley New Barn Railway

Swanley Park, New Barn Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7PW.
Tel: 0000.

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30th year of operation. 7 1/4in. gauge, 900 yards. Six steam engines, six diesel engines and three other engines (petrol & electric), over 30 coaches and…

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Swanage Railway

Station House, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB.
Tel: 01929 425 800.

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  • Part disabled access

11.5 mile round trip between Swanage and Norden through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck passing the ruins of Corfe Castle. Steam locomotives haul most trains,…

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Summerfields Miniature Railway

Hammer Hill, Haynes, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 3BH.
Tel: 01234 743 062.

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  • Part disabled access

Three railways of varying gauges. Operated by Bedford Model Engineering Society.

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Strathspey Railway

Aviemore Station, Dalfaber Road, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22 1PY.
Tel: 01479 810 725.

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  • Full disabled access

Steam and diesel trains between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill on 9.5 miles of the former Highland Railway route between Perth and Inverness.

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Stradbally Narrow Gauge Railway

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

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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…

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Stephenson Railway Museum

Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 8DX.
Tel: 0191 200 7146.

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Relive the glorious days of the steam railway at the museum. It's home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world-famous 'Rocket', and many…

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Steeple Grange Light Railway

Porter Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FT.
Tel: 01246 235 497.

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18in. gauge railway, 800 yards, on trackbed of Cromford & High Peak Railway. Diesel, electric and petrol locos.

Railways / Heritage Railways

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway

The Railway Station, Garn Yr Erw, Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9SF.
Tel: 01495 792 263.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway is set in the heart of a World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. At over 1,300ft above sea level the Whistle Inn Halt is the…

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