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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

train departs Rudyard Station
train departs Rudyard Station
Double headed santa train
Double headed santa train
train waiting to depart Rudayrd
train waiting to depart Rudayrd
Steam to spare on leaving Rudyard
Steam to spare on leaving Rudyard
Easter Egg Special
Easter Egg Special
Works train on track repairs
Works train on track repairs

Steam locos are always used on trains on a scenic three mile return trip along the side of Rudyard lake.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access


Leek & Rudyard Railway Ltd


Rudyard Station Rudyard Road Nr Leek Staffordshire ST13 8PF

  • 01538 306 704
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Open days

Sun Mar. Sat, Sun & BHol 30 Mar-20 Oct. Daily 13-28 Apr, 25 May-2 Jun, 19 Jul-Aug, 26 Oct-3 Nov. Also Fri Jun-12 Jul. Santas in Dec.


By Bus: Baker bus from Leek (weekdays only)

By Rail: Stoke / 15 miles

 Narrow gauge railway with six steam locomotives, 13 carriages and eight wagons. On single track line with a passing loop at lakeside and a two train service is often run.

From the Steam Heritage Shop

July 2019

  • Surreal Sixties Journey to the Isle of Man
  • Last Day at the Beeches
  • Auction Round Up
  • Mingling with Mats
  • Bath’s Industrial Time Capsule
  • Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – nighttime steamings
  • Pride of Kintore – old lorries in Aberdeenshire


The Sentinel Steam Waggons of Shrewsbury

Celebrating the 2015 100th anniversary of the start of Sentinel steam waggon production in Shrewsbury.


Regular Price: £24.00

Steam Powered Pumping Stations - Part one

Part one of a two part look at steam-powered Victorian pumping stations.


Regular Price: £18.50

January 2019

  • A Day Out With The Big Guns
  • Restoring the Steam Tug ‘Noordzee’
  • The Brooklands’ Great War 100
  • Celebrating A Steam Life
  • A Magnificent Survivor – Gladstone Pottery Museum
  • Manx Electric Railway 125 (Part 1)
  • Restoring the Spinners Engine


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