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The Steam Heritage Guide

The Steam Heritage Guide contains over 900 heritage railways, museums and attractions.

Search Britain's most comprehensive guide to the heritage and preservation scene based on region, county, type of attraction (e.g. heritage railways, museums and steam centres, maritime etc.) or by keyword (such as museum name, a location or even an attraction).

As with the printed version of the Steam Heritage Guide, each attraction listing displays a description, facilities, contact details, open days and times and nearest railway stations and bus routes. In addition, the online listings can contain photos, map location, a full comprehensive description, events at the attraction plus visitor and Steam Heritage reviews and articles.

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East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

A 12 mile mainly steam hauled tourist railway operating between Heywood-Bury-Ramsbottom and Rawenstall…

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Ship Space

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Interactive museum with nautical artefacts & large ships: 1:10 scale 'Titanic', Buckie drifter, RNLI…

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Alford Valley Railway

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A 2ft gauge diesel operated line from Alford Station to Haughton Park, a distance of one mile.

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Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

The longest 10.25in. gauge railway in the world being four miles in length connects Walsingham to the…

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Volks Electric Railway

Volks Electric Railway

Opened in 1883 and was the first electric railway in Great Britain. The line has a gauge of 2ft 8.5in.…

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Vogrie Park Miniature Railway

Vogrie Park Miniature Railway

750 yards, 7.25in. gauge. "Probably one of the best ground level tracks in Scotland."

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Ironstone Heritage Centre

Ironstone Heritage Centre

The railway at Hunsbury Hill is based on the ironstone workings that closed in 1930s; home to prototype…

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Hayling Railway

Hayling Railway

2ft gauge line running along Hayling Island seafront.

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Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

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Britain‘s most varied collection of working steam: Edwardian fairground with several unique rides.…

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Britain’s last operational railway roundhouse saved from demolition in 1991, now a working railway…

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Alderney Railway

Alderney Railway

This standard gauge preserved railway is two miles in length. Motive power is a Vulcan 0-4-0D ‘Elizabeth’,…

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Shuttleworth Collection

Shuttleworth Collection

World famous collection of vintage aircraft in flying condition together with a traction engine, veteran…

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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Great War Aerodrome under conservation with visitor attractions. A fascinating Squadron Museum and hangars…

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NRM Shildon

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70 railway heritage vehicles from the National Collection. Discover more about Shildon's role as the…

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Fintown Railway

Fintown Railway

The only operational railway in Co. Donegal. A three mile restored section of the former County Donegal…

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Quinceys Pumping Station

Quinceys Pumping Station

Houses two Ruston & Hornsby 9 x HRC twin cylinder horizontal diesel engines, each coupled directly to…

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