The Wensleydale Railway runs trains between Leeming Bar (near the A1) and Redmire (on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park) via Bedale and Leyburn, a 17 mile trip that takes approximately 50 minutes. Our trains are normally formed of heritage diesel rail cars from the 1960s, which have large windows and a great view of the line ahead if you sit behind the driver.
VERA - Volk’s Electric Railway Association
In 1883 Magnus Volk opened an electric powered railway along the seafront at Brighton. Although not quite the first example of electric traction in the world it was certainly the first proper electric railway in Britain. Today it holds the deserved position of being the oldest remaining operating electric railway in the world.
Bluebell Railway Preservation Society
The volunteer-run Bluebell Line was the UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway, re-opening part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1960. Since then it has developed into one of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex, yet it still remains true to its objectives of the preservation for posterity of a country branch line, its steam locomotives, coaches and goods stock, signalling systems, stations and operating practices.
KESR - Kent & East Sussex Railway
A journey back to a bygone age. Our line joins together the jewels of the Weald, Tenterden Town and Bodiam Castle, brushing past the quiet Sussex village of Northiam on the way.
Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway
The Ffestiniog Railway is the Oldest Independent Railway Company in the World. On our trains you can travel by steam through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Today the Company also operates trains on its sister railway, the Welsh Highland Railway, between Caernarfon and Rhyd Ddu - the halfway point of a major project to re-open the old line through to Porthmadog.
NVR - Nene Valley Railway
Britain's International Steam Railway. The NVR is a standard gauge railway, which runs for seven and a half miles between Yarwell Junction and Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The first railway to arrive in Peterborough came from Blisworth, via Northampton, Thrapston, Oundle and Wansford with the very first passenger train along the Nene Valley departing Peterborough at 7 o'clock on Monday 2 June 1845. The Nene Valley railway of today is the eastern section of this line.
KWVR - Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Bronte country. Most services are operated by steam trains, but the railway also serves the local community, with many people using the morning diesel railcar services to do their shopping in Keighley. The steep gradient up the Worth Valley from the Keighley terminus has been a challenge for locomotives ever since the line opened on 15th April 1867. When British Railways closed the line in 1962, local people and railway enthusiasts joined forces to try and save it. A Preservation Society was formed and, after many years of volunteer struggle, the line finally re-opened to passenger traffic in 1968.
Groudle Glen Railway
Located in Groudle Glen near Onchan on the east side of the Isle of Man. Groudle Glen Railway is a 2ft narrow gauge railway, originally built in the spring of 1896 for the surge of summertime tourists visiting the area. The railway runs from Lonely Valley (Lhen Coan in Manx) to the headland and around the coast.
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society
The Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is a small group of volunteers who maintain and operate train services on the remaining section of the original Derwent Valley Railway. Our railway currently operates passenger trains throughout the Summer, from Easter until September on Sundays and Bank Holidays, in addition to our very popular Santa Special trains in December.
Mid-Hants Railway ('Watercress Line')
Formerly part of Britain's national rail network between the towns of Alton and Alresford in Hampshire, this preserved heritage steam railway line is now operated by dedicated volunteers for the enjoyment of all.
Llanberis Lake Railway
No visit to North Wales would be complete without a ride on one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. Starting at Gilfach Ddu station in the Padarn Country Park, the trip begins with a ride on the recently opened extension up to Llanberis Village, passing the Welsh Slate Museum and historic Dolbadarn Castle on the way. From here the train runs non-stop back through the Padarn Country Park and along the shore of Padarn Lake (Llyn Padarn) to the terminus at Penllyn.
NLR - Northampton & Lamport Railway
The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton.
Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway
The Railway has run from Fairbourne village to Penrhyn Point since 1895. The line is situated on the Mid-Wales coast on the South side of the Mawddach Estuary. Fairbourne village is located halfway between Tywyn and Dolgellau, just off the A493. It is served by both the Cambrian Coast railway, operated by Arriva, and by Arriva Cymru's No 28 bus service. From Barmouth quayside you can catch the pedestrian Ferry and connect with the train at Penrhyn Point.
The West Somerset Railway
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 beside the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast. Just sit back in your seat and watch the steam and the countryside drift past the window. The West Somerset Railway seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a Great Western Railway branch line. There are ten restored stations along the route, each having its own individual charm and character; many have signalboxes, engine sheds, museums, displays, steam engines and other rolling stock to see. From Bishops Lydeard, trains run beside the Quantock Hills northwards to the Bristol Channel coast at Watchet and Blue Anchor. The end of the line is the holiday town of Minehead.
Welcome to the Dartmoor Railway. The Dartmoor Railway operates on the route of the old Southern Railway line from Crediton to Okehampton and Meldon Quarry. The 15 mile Dartmoor Railway climbs 600 feet from the Tarka Line, near Coleford through Sampford Courtenay and Okehampton and onwards to Meldon, high on the flank of Dartmoor. The line survived the Beeching axe, and is now being developed by a unique partnership of public and private sectors, to once again serve the picturesque area of Devon and the Dartmoor National Park through which it runs.