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Steam Railways in England

Included below are Steam railways, such as Lappa Valley Steam Railway in England. 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.

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

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth Station, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Haworth Station, Haworth, Keighley

“Daddy, my daddy!” Who can forget those immortal lines from the end of the classic children’s film The Railway Children? We defy you not to think of this ultra moving scene as you visit the wonderful Keighley Worth Valley Railway at Haworth Station,... more

Foxfield Light Railway

Foxfield Light Railway, Foxfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Foxfield, PO Box 1967, Stoke-on-Trent

The Foxfield Railway is a preserved Steam Railway in North Staffordshire. Formerly built to carry coal, it now carries visitors on a five mile round journey through the picturesque Staffordshire Moorland scenery. The railway is home to some 28 Steam,... more

Lynton & Barnstaple Narrow Gauge Steam Railway

Lynton & Barnstaple Narrow Gauge Steam Railway, Woody Bay Station, Barnstaple, Devon

Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, Barnstaple

First unveiled in 1898, the Lynton and Barnstaple Narrow Gauge Steam Railways is one of the world’s most picturesque steam rail journeys. Only part of it has been restored by volunteers at present but there are plans to fully repair and reinvigorate... 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

Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Great Central Road, Loughborough

The only double track mainline heritage railway in the UK, the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire attracts rail buffs, nostalgia fans and excited children from around the country. Where else can you see vintage full size steam engines passing... 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

South Devon Railway

South Devon Railway, The Station, Buckfastleigh, Devon

The Station, Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh

The South Devon Railway is a fantastic, steamy day out! It’s one of the West Country’s top tourist attractions and will appeal to everyone in the family. Come and enjoy an outstanding seven-mile train ride behind a magnificent GWR steam engine... 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

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

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

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

Severn Valley Railway

Severn Valley Railway, Number One Comberton Place, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Number One Comberton Place, Kidderminster

Give yourself over to the old days of steam and jump on a SVR train. The journey snakes through lush West Midlands countryside taking in a series of pretty little stops. Try Bridgnorth station, close to a once thriving port and now a bustling little... more

Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire


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

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

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Rudyard Station, Leek, Staffordshire

Rudyard Station, Nr Leek, Leek

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway is near Leek in the North Staffordshire Peak District and our steam trains give a great family day out ideal for kids on train trip along Rudyard lake. The railway uses real coal fired steam engines to pull all its trains. ... 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

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire

12 Park Street, Pickering Station, Pickering

Fans of vintage railways and the English countryside fall in love instantly with the wonderful North Yorkshire Moors Railways which transports passengers from the pretty town of Pickering to the famous seaside town of Whitby. Have a potter around the... more

East Somerset Railway

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

Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet

The East Somerset Railway runs through the Mendip Hills on a 5-mile round trip. Steam trains run from March to October, plus Santa Specials and there is a varied programme of events. Slow the pace of life with a trip at the East Somerset Railway.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway, The Railway Station, Alston, Cumbria

The Railway Station, Alston

A narrow gauge railway built on the former Haltwhistle - Alston standard gauge branch line. The trains are hauled by preserved steam and diesel locomotives from the UK and abroad.... more

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company, Queen's Park Station, Paignton, Devon

Queen's Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton

Jump on the 4277 Hercules (which in its time has hauled coal in Wales and china clay in Cornwall) for a nostalgia-filled steam train ride along the undulating South Devon coast and down into the Dart Valley. You’ll be travelling through an Area of... 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

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