History Railways

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Colne Valley Railway

Almost a mile long, Colne Valley Railway has relocated station buildings and signal boxes as well as a varied collection of steam and diesel engines and rolling stock. A small museum shows much of our railway history, and there are also miniature and model railways, a shop and buffet. Free parking. See website for open days.

Tel: 01787 461174

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum is the only preserved steam railway in Suffolk and runs trains on selected days of the year. All trains use vintage carriages and run on the museum’s demonstration line. The display rooms tell the story of the MSLR’s history and its life in preservation and the workshops show the latest restoration projects.

Tel: 01449 766899

Pathfinder Tours

Indulge yourself with a four day trip to Scotland (Fri 28th Sept – Mon 1st Oct) with interesting off-train activities. Enjoy the first class seats, fine food and accommodation, the spectacular scenery, plus the visits to places like the Isle of Mull & Tobermory, the Burns Heritage Centre and Loch Lomond. All combine to make this a great relaxing break.

Tel: 01453 835414 / 834477

Railtrail Tours

Take the spectacular line to Kyle of Lochalsh - just one of the many“ Great British Railway Journeys” you can enjoy on a Railtrail quality escorted holiday by train. Discover even more about Great Britain on Rail trail’s “Heritage & Explorer” tours - inclusive of ALL rail travel from your chosen station, ALL excursions and D, B&B at quality hotels.

Tel: 01538 382323

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch

85 years of steam railway heritage set against the backdrop of some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside is what makes a journey on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway a totally unique experience and is why it is one of Kent’s Top Ten Attractions. We are proud to operate the most complete collection of one third full size steam locomotives in the world.

Tel: 01797 362353

Website: www.rhdr.org.uk

Kirklees Light Railway

Climb aboard our little trains for a scenic railway journey from Clayton West to Shelley, in the beautiful South Pennine Foothills. Built on the historic Clayton West branch, the Kirklees Light Railway has developed into a popular destination for young and old. Various special events held throughout the year, runs regularly at weekends, driver experience courses and group discounts catered for.

Tel: 01484 865727

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

There is now a great place to visit in Derbyshire! Take a train from Duffield, just north of Derby along the beautiful Ecclesbourne Valley to Wirksworth: an unspoilt and fascinating market town away from the usual tourist traps. Our lovingly-restored diesel railcars give you great views of Derbyshire’s Gentle Valley and there is lots to see and do for all the family!

Tel: 01629 823076

Website: www.e-v-r.com

Epping Ongar Railway

Britain’s newest heritage railway is proud to be the closest heritage line to London and the longest heritage line in Essex. With a fantastic range of steam and diesel engines, period stations, countryside and forest, nearby WWII airfield museum, vintage buses serving Epping’s Central Line station, shopping opportunities in Epping & Ongar’s historic High Streets, the railway offers a fantastic family day out.

Tel: 01277 365200

Isle Of Man Steam Railway

Dating from 1874, the Isle of Man Steam Railway is the island’s oldest Victorian rail system. This narrow gauge railway still runs with its original locomotives and carriages through an ever changing landscape to a choice of destinations in the south of the island. Special events on all three of the island’s railways occur throughout the year.

Tel: 01624 663366

Isle Of Wight Steam Railway

The multi-award-winning IW Steam Railway is a popular and fascinating destination for all age groups. Settle back aboard restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages hauled by vintage locomotives, and enjoy a leisurely 10-mile journey through the island’s unspoiled countryside.There’s also FREE parking, refreshment rooms, gift shop, children’s play area, woodland walk and a museum.

Tel: 01983 882204

Llangollen Railway

The seven and a half miles of the Llangollen Railway follows the River Dee through stunning scenery. Restored over 30 years, the line now portrays the life of a typical country branch line of the 1950`s. The line offers service trains for most of the year.

Tel: 01978 860979

Mid Hants Railway

Let the train take the strain as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside to the soothing sounds of the steam engine and the clickety clack of the rails. Stations with period charm and the Georgian town of New Alresford await you at this living history attraction. Family events and dining trains throughout the year.

Tel: 01962 733810

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