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Steam Railways in the UK

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

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

East Somerset Railway

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore Railway Station, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet


The East Somerset Railway rund through the scenic Mendip Hills on a 5-mile round trip. Stream trains run from March to October, plus Santa Specials in December and special events during the year. There are Sunday Lunch services on the Mendip Belle... more

Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway, The Station, Llangollen, Denbighshire

The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen


Surrounded by the hills and dales of the Dee Valley, the Llangollen Railway is a mainly steam hauled heritage railway line which begins in the pretty town of Llangollen and works its steady way up along the River Dee for seven and a half miles to... 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

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

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

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Lappa Valley Steam Railway, St Newlyn East, Newquay, Cornwall

St Newlyn East, Newquay


Opened in 1849, the Lappa Valley Steam Railway runs on one of the oldest railway trackbeds in Cornwall. Originally used as a mineral line from Newquay to East Wheal Rose and later becoming part of the Great Western Railways´s Newquay to Chacewater... 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

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

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, take a seat in the wonderfully retro Bodmin Station Refreshment Rooms for a Cornish pasty and a cuppa and then board a steam train for a 6.5-mile nostalgia... more

Avon Valley Railway

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton Station Bath Road, Bristol

Bitton Station Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol


The Avon Valley Railway offers steam-hauled trips through the River Avon valley close to Bristol and Bath. Oh, but this is more than just a train ride through the south west. This is nostalgia writ large, so expect to find a once neglected Midland... more

Welsh Highland Railway

Welsh Highland Railway, Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

Harbour Station, Porthmadog


The 25-mile Welsh Highland Railway offers one of the longest, most scenic, dramatic and varied heritage railway journeys in the world. It was reopened in 2011 after 15 years of painstaking work to reinstate the old railway, originally closed in 1937.... 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

Teifi Valley Railway

Teifi Valley Railway, Henllan Station Yard, Henllan, Ceredigion

Henllan Station Yard, Henllan


The Teifi Valley Railway has now been extended as far as the River Teifi,with spectacular views over the river and picnic areas to sit and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Paths run through the woods on both sides of the railway as far as... more

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

Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway, Station House, Swanage, Dorset

Station House, Station Approach, Swanage


The award-winning Swanage Railway is Dorset´s premier preserved steam railway. It currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle. We run an... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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