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Steam Railways in the UK

Included below are Steam railways in the UK, such as Didcot Railway Centre. Steam Railways and museums encompass a wide range of railway icons and artefacts and are home to hundreds of steam locomotives either working or under restoration.

Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Didcot


Didcot Railway Centre is home to a collection of over twenty Great Western Railway steam locomotives based in the original engine shed or under restoration in the locomotive works, together with Great Western carriages and wagons. There is a typical... more

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, Stiffkey Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Stiffkey Road, Wells-next-the-Sea


The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway is home to the longest 10¼ narrow gauge steam railway in the world and the unique Garratt locomotives Norfolk Hero and Norfolk Heroine, which were custom-built for this line. Hop on these lovely nostalgic... more

East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire

Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury


Like so many wonderful rural railway lines across the country, the East Lancashire Railway looked set to be consigned to history when the route was axed in the 1970s. However, the Manchester/ Bolton line linked to Radcliffe, which had been in use... more

Keith & Dufftown Railway

Keith & Dufftown Railway, Dufftown Station, Dufftown, Moray

Dufftown Station, Dufftown


North East Scotland is one of the hidden gems of the UK, an area redolent with history and renowned for its friendly welcome. It’s a land of mountain and glen, open moorland, deep forests, lochs and rolling farmland; dotted with castles, cut by fast... more

Avon Valley Railway

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton Station Bath Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire

Bitton Station Bath Road, Bitton, Bitton, Bristol


A friendly, local, steam railway bringing back the sounds and smells of steam to the Avon Valley. Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through route between the Birmingham and the South Coast, the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset... more

Epping Ongar Railway

Epping Ongar Railway, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex

Station Approach, Ongar


You only have to switch on the TV on a Sunday night (pick a channel any channel) to know that nostalgia is big business. No wonder, then, that the Epping Ongar railway does a brisk trade in transporting 21st century punters back in time to the era of... more

Nene Valley Railway

Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough


At Nene Valley Railway, you can view a large collection of British and continental locomotives and carriages. These include `Thomas´ the childrens favourite engine and the restored Southern Railway Travelling Post Office carriage, the only surviving... more

Heart of Wales of Line Form

Heart of Wales of Line Form, 32 Hendre Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

32 Hendre Road, Llangennech, Llanelli


If you are travelling along the Heart of Wales of Line Form for the first time, you will be impressed. Seasoned travellers will need no reminding of the rugged beauty, tranquil villages and picturesque Victorian spa towns that are dotted along one of... more

Brecon Mountain Railway

Brecon Mountain Railway, Pant Station, Merthyr Tydfil

Pant Station, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil


Travel in one of our all-weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-y-Gaer on one of the most popular railways... more

The Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway)

The Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway), The Station, Sheringham, Norfolk

The Station, Station Approach, Sheringham


The Poppy Line runs from the Victorian resort of Sheringham along the coast to Weybourne and up through the heathland to the Georgian town of Holt. Superb views of coast and country. Full-size mainline steam engines, 3 superbly restored stations,... more

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Diss, Norfolk

Low Road, Bressingham, Diss


Don’t tell him your name, Pike! If this catch phrase is making you smirk at the thought of it, you are a Dad’s Army fan and should get yourself to Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens in Norfolk on the double! This family attraction (with 20 acres,... more

West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset

The Railway Station, Warren Road, Minehead


The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor... more

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, New Romney, Kent

New Romney


The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway first opened to traffic in July 1927 as the `World´s Smallest Public Railway´ and now covers a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermen´s... more

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall

General Station, Bodmin


Make your way past the old-fashioned Cadbury’s Cocoa and Colman’s Mustard advertising boards, lunch at Bodmin Station Buffet with a Cornish Pasty and a cuppa and then board a steam train. This is the Bodmin and Wenford Railway which revisits the old... more

Bo´ness & Kinneil Railway (Scottish Railway Preservation Society)

Bo´ness & Kinneil Railway (Scottish Railway Preservation Society), Bo'ness Station, Bo'ness, West Lothian

Bo'ness Station, Union Street, Bo'ness


First developed back in 1979 on a green field site on the shore of the Firth of Forth, the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway takes nostalgia fans and children off on a trip through the stunning Scottish countryside. Buy your fare at the traditional ticket... more

Launceston Steam Railway

Launceston Steam Railway, St Thomas Road, Launceston, Cornwall

St Thomas Road, Launceston


A narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the glorious Kensey Valley, to the hamlet of Newmills.... more

Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, Uckfield, East Sussex

Sheffield Park Station, Uckfield


The Bluebell Railway, which runs nine miles along the border between east and west Sussex, is probably one of the most famous heritage steam railway attractions in the country and has been ferrying nostalgia-seeking passengers and train-mad kids... more

Midland Railway - Butterley

Midland Railway - Butterley, Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire

Butterley Station, Ripley


Large collection of railway locomotives and rolling stock. Operating standard gauge railway (three and a half miles) and narrow gauge railway (one mile). Farm Park, Country Park, Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman´s Church and much more.... more

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire

The Railway Station, Toddington


For nostalgia fans, railway buffs and, well, anyone who loves whistling through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway makes a grand day out. The 24-mile round trip from Cheltenham Racecourse to... more

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