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West Lancashire Light Railway

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


  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


The West Lancashire Light Railway Trust


Station Road Hesketh Bank Nr Preston Lancashire PR4 6SP

  • 01772 815 881
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Open days

Sun & BHol 30 Mar-28 Oct 1130-1630. Santas in Dec.


By Bus: 2

By Rail: Southport / Preston / 8 miles


Sun 22nd Apr 2018: Friendly Engines Day

At least two engines in steam (with friendly faces). Plus fairground attractions.  


Sat 11th - Sun 12th Aug 2018: Summer Gala Weekend

Intensive running with all available locos in steam.


Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Sep 2018: Autumn Gala

All available locos in steam, plus lots of diesels! Visiting locos and other attractions.


Sun 7th Oct 2018: Working Engines Gala

Lots of diesels and other attractions.


Sun 28th Oct 2018: Halloween Specials

Come along for a scary ride – no need to book! Special trains from 5.30pm Discount for fancy dress!  

Halloween / Railways

Sun 4th Nov 2018: Children in Need Special

Two engines in steam – FREE train rides! Please contribute to the collection for the BBC's Children in Need appeal.


Sat 15th - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Specials

Visit website for more information and booking. Children meet Santa and receive a present. Adults get a free mince pie! Hot dogs and hot drinks available.…

Railways / Santa

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