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Ironstone Heritage Centre

Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 9UW.
Tel: 01604 702 031.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The railway at Hunsbury Hill is based on the ironstone workings that closed in 1930s; home to prototype diesel locomotives from Fowler, Planet & Hudswell…

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Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Irchester Country Park, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7DL.
Tel: 01604 675 368.

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Home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include, steam and diesel locomotives, a lifesize diorama of a quarry, along with many…

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Instow Signal Box

Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4HX.
Tel: 07854 590 503.

  • Part disabled access

Restored signal box built 1872. Only all equipped box of its type in the south-west and first signal box to be 'Listed' in UK. Box adjoins relaid track…

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Gwili Railway

Bronwydd Arms Station, Bronwydd, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA33 6HT.
Tel: 01267 238 213.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Standard gauge railway from Bronwydd Arms to Danycoed. Steam & diesel locomotives. Signalling museum, miniature railway, operating signalbox open to visitors.

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Hythe Pier Tramway

Prospect Place, Hythe, Hampshire, SO45 6AU.
Tel: 023 8084 0722.

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Historic pier with the world's oldest pier train. Regular foot passenger ferry sailings to and from Southampton.

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Groudle Glen Railway (2018)

Groudle Glen, Onchan, Isle of Man, .
Tel: 01624 670 453.

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Famous 2ft gauge railway 0.75 mile long from Lhen Coan station to Sea Lion Rocks. Motive power consists of two diesels, Bagnall 2-4-0 ‘Sea Lion’, the…

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Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway (2018)

Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ.
Tel: 07530 397 079.

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  • Part disabled access

Operating on 7¼in. gauge, with steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake. Santa in Dec.

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Great Whipsnade Railway (2018)

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

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

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Great Western Railway Museum Coleford

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…

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Great Cockcrow Railway

Hardwick Lane, Lyne, Nr Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0AD.
Tel: 01932 565 474.

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7¼in. gauge miniature railway. Signalled and track circuited. Normal run 2,000 yards. 26 steam, three battery and one petrol locomotives.

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Great Central Railway – Nottingham

Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, NG11 6JS.
Tel: 0115 940 5705.

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  • Part disabled access

Offers almost 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire.

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Great Central Railway

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

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  • 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…

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Glenfinnan Station Museum

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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.…

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Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway (2018)

Giants Causeway Station, Runkerry Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8SZ.
Tel: 028 2073 2844.

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3ft gauge heritage steam railway, two miles in length, laid on the route of the former Giant’s Causeway tramway. Two steam and one diesel locomotives…

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Gartell Light Railway

Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB.
Tel: 01963 370 752.

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  • Part disabled access

A ¾ mile 2ft gauge railway running along the trackbed of the former S&DJR; with two working signal boxes, two diesel locomotives, plus 0-4-2 steam locomotive.

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Frinton’s Crossing Cottage, Garden & Railway Museum

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

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Once occupied by the keepers of Frinton’s iconic railway gates, today Frinton's Crossing Cottage houses an impressive selection of artefacts and archive…

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Foxfield Steam Railway

Caverswall Road , Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9BG.
Tel: 01782 396 210.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

This standard gauge railway operates steam trains from Blythe Bridge (Caverswall Road) Station to Dilhorne Park, a round trip of approximately 5.5 miles.…

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Heckington Railway Museum

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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

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Fintown Railway (2018)

Fintown Railway, Fintown, Co. Donegal, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 7495 46280.

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The only operational railway in Co. Donegal. A three mile restored section of the former County Donegal Railway amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking…

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Field Place Miniature Railway (2018)

Field Place, Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1NP.
Tel: 01273 870 261.

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5in. gauge live steam and diesel outline electric locomotives on an overlapping circular track a quarter mile long. Normally four locomotives are operating…

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Welsh Highland Railway (2019)

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

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  • Part disabled access

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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Ffestiniog Railway

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF.
Tel: 01766 516 000.

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  • Part disabled access

It is the world's oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history, taking you on a 13½ mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the…

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Ferry Meadows Railway (2018)

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU.

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10.25in. gauge. Steam & diesel. New Darjeeling loco.

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Fenland Light Railway (2018)

Mereside Drove, Ramsey Mereside, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2UE.
Tel: 01487 815 628.

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  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge narrow gauge railway operating steam, electric and petrol locomotives. New double oval track on new site, which is constantly developing.

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