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Wells & Walsingham Light Railway 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway 2020

Kilmeadan Station, KIlmeadan, Co. Waterford, IRELAND.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

West Lancashire Light Railway 2020

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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…

Railways / Heritage Railways

West Cork Model Railway Village 2020

Inchydoney Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, IRELAND.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Walking into the Model Village you step back in time and see life as it was in the 1940s. See the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful miniature…

Railways / Model Railway

West Clare Railway 2020

West Clare Railway, Moyasta, Co. Clare, IRELAND.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway has been restored to provide a fun day out for families, where you can immerse yourself in steam, nostalgia and times past. Ireland’s most…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Wylam Railway Museum 2020

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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…

Railways / Railway Museum

Wymondham Historic Railway Station 2020

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…

Railways / Railway Museum

Vale of Rheidol Railway 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Opened in 1902 to carry lead ore, timber and passenger traffic. The narrow track gauge allows the railway to follow the contours of the terrain with many…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Vanstone Woodland Railway 2020

Vanstone Park Garden Centre, Hitchin Road, Codicote, Hertfordshire, SG4 8TH.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

10¼in. gauge woodland railway, 560 yards (512m) long. Trains run at frequent intervals, according to demand, and will normally be diesel hauled.

Railways / Miniature Railways

The Old Station, Tintern 2020

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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…

Railways / Railway Museum

St Albans South Signal Box 2020

Ridgmont Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AJ.
Tel: 01727 836 131.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The 1892-built box is the largest preserved Midland box in the country, and remains in its original location next to the busy working main line that it…

Railways / Railway Museum

Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust 2020

The Railway Station, Washford, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0PP.
Tel: 01984 640 869.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Memorabilia of the much loved S&D line including the reconstructed Midford signal box, coaches and wagons and other artefacts recalling what life was like…

Railways / Rail Centre

Shipley Glen Tramway 2020

Tramway Office, Prod Lane, Baildon, Shipley, Yorkshire, BD17 5BN.
Tel: 01274 589 010.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain, built in 1895, and running through Walker Wood at Shipley Glen. Museum and exhibition of tramway and glen.…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Saltburn Miniature Railway

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The 15in gauge line runs from Cat Nab station for 5/8 of a mile along the wooded valley beside Skelton Beck. It passes through grassland where there are…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Railworld Wildlife Haven

Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 9NR.
Tel: 01733 344 240.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Situated adjacent to the Nene Valley railway‘s station, Railworld promotes substainable transport and features Peterborough’s rich local railway history…

Railways / Rail Centre

Lavender Line 2020

Isfield Station, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5XB.
Tel: 01825 750 515.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Restored Southern Railway station and two mile round trip. Several steam and diesel locomotives on site with selection of rolling stock. Also on site is…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Thompson Park Railway 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Nick-named ‘The Lollipop Line’ – the railway is a seven-minute, one kilometre, permanent 7 1/4 inch gauge railway. Steam, electric & internal combustion…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Thornes Park Miniature Railway (Wakefield) 2020

Thornes Park, Park Grove Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 8TW.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

The railway has a ground level 7 1/4in. gauge track, which runs for approx. 1/2 mile.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway

Kempton Park Waterworks, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 6XH.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway. The Hanworth Loop is the first stage of a major project to reinstate the historic narrow gauge line that hauled coal from the Thames…

Railways / Rail Centre

Greenhead Park Miniature Railway 2020

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD1 4DT.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

It is a ground level track which runs for 1/3 mile with 7 1/4in. locomotives - both diesel and steam.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Foxfield Steam Railway 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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.…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Dragon Miniature Railway 2020

Marple Garden Centre, Dooley Lane, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 7HE.
Tel: 07748 581 160.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge. One mile track. Six steam, eight petrol and two battery locos.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Copsewood Miniature Railway 2020

Copsewood Sports Ground, Allard Way, Binley, Coventry , Warwickshire, CV3 1JP.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

5in. & 7 1/4in running line.

Railways / Miniature Railways

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