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Heritage Railway Deputy Editor Gareth Evans has this full listing of operational lines and museum venues coming up!

SOUTH EAST

Amberley Museum 
& Heritage Centre
2ft gauge, ¼ mile. 
Arundel, West Sussex.
Tel: 01798 831370.
Open: Wed-Sun from Mar 6.

Bluebell Railway
Standard gauge, 11 miles, footplate experience, wine and dine.
 Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 2QL.
Tel: 01825 720800.
Running: Mar 9, 10, 24, 30, 31.

Eastleigh Lakeside Railway
10¼in & 7¼in gauge, 1¼ miles,
footplate experience.
Running: W/Es + sch hols.

East Anglian Railway Museum
Standard Gauge, ¼ mile, footplate experience
Open: Daily
Running: May 5, 6, 19,26-28. June 16
Chapped Station, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS
Tel: 01206 242524

Hastings Miniature Railway
10¼in gauge, 600 yards,
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex.
Running: W/Es + sch hols.

Kent & East Sussex Railway
Standard gauge, 10½ miles,
footplate experience, wine and dine.
Tenterden, Kent. Tel: 01580 765155.
Running: Mar 9, 10.

Lavender Line
Standard gauge, one mile, footplate experience, wine and dine. Isfield,
East Sussex. Tel: 01825 750515.

Mid Hants Railway
Standard gauge, 10 miles, footplate experience, wine and dine. Alresford, Hants SO24 9JG. Tel: 01962 733810.
Running: W/Es

Romney, Hythe & 
Dymchurch Railway
1ft 3in gauge, 13½ miles, footplate experience. New Romney, Kent.
Tel: 01797 362353. 
Running: W/Es

Royal Victoria Railway
10¼in gauge, one mile.
Netley, Southampton.
Tel: 02380 456246.
Running: W/Es + sch hols.

Spa Valley Railway
Standard gauge, five miles, 
footplate experience. 
Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Tel: 01892 537715.
Running: W/Es

SOUTH WEST

Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Standard gauge, 6½ miles, 
footplate experience, 
wine and dine. 
Bodmin, Cornwall. 
Tel: 01208 73666.
Running: March 10th, 17th, 20th, 23rd & 24th.

Dartmouth Steam Railway
Standard gauge, seven miles,
wine and dine. Paignton, Devon.
Tel: 01803 555872.
Running: Saturdays, Tuesday – Thursday.

East Somerset Railway
Standard gauge, two miles. Cranmore, Somerset.
Tel: 01749 880417.
Running: Weekends from March 16 – 17.

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
2ft gauge, one mile. Woody Bay, 
north Devon. Tel: 01598 763487. 
Running: From Mar 5, Tuesday – Thursday & Weekends.

Plym Valley Railway
Standard gauge, 1½ miles. 
Marsh Mills, Plymouth.
Running: Sundays from March 17.

Seaton Tramway
3ft gauge, three miles. Harbour Road, Seaton, Devon. Tel: 01297 20375.
Running: Weekends from March 2.

Somerset & Dorset Railway
Standard gauge, ½ mile, 
Midsomer Norton station, 
Silver Street BA3 2EY.
Tel: 01761 411221
Open Sunday, Monday.
Running: March 9, 10 & 24.

South Devon Railway
Standard gauge, seven miles, 
footplate experience, wine and dine. Buckfastleigh, Devon. 
Tel: 01364 644370. 
Running: Daily from March 16.

Swanage Railway
Standard gauge, six miles, footplate experience, wine and dine. 
Swanage, Dorset.
Tel: 01929 425800.
Running: Weekends from March 2.

Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Standard gauge, three miles, 
footplate experience. 
Blunsdon, Wiltshire.
Tel: 01793 771615.
Running: Sundays

EAST ANGLIA

Bure Valley Railway
1ft 3in gauge, nine miles, footplate experience. Aylsham, Norfolk.
Tel: 01263 733858.
Running: Weekends from March 2

Mid-Norfolk Railway
Standard gauge, 11½ miles, footplate experience. Dereham, Norfolk.
Tel: 01362 690633. 
Running: Sundays from March 3.

Nene Valley Railway
Standard gauge, 7½ miles, 
footplate experience. Wansford, Peterborough, Cambs. Tel: 01780 784444. 
Running: March 6, then weekends and Wednesdays.

North Norfolk Railway
Standard gauge, 5½ miles,
footplate experience. Sheringham, Norfolk
NR26 8RA. Tel: 01263 820800.
Running: Weekends from March 2.

Wells & Walsingham Railway
10¼in gauge, four miles.
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.
Tel: 01328 711630.
Running: Daily from March 2.

Whitwell & Reepham Railway
Standard gauge, ¼ mile. 
Reepham, Norfolk. Tel: 01603 871694.
Running: Steam first Sunday of month.

HOME COUNTIES

Buckinghamshire 
Railway Centre
Standard gauge, ¼ mile, 
footplate experience. 
Quainton Road, Bucks.
Tel: 01296 655720
Running: March 3.

Didcot Railway Centre
Standard gauge, footplate experience.
Didcot, Oxon. Tel: 01235 817200.
Open: Daily.

MIDLANDS

Barrow Hill Roundhouse
Standard gauge, ¼ mile. Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Tel: 01246 472450.
Open: Weekends from March 2.

Chasewater Railway
Standard gauge, two miles.
Walsall, West Midlands.
Tel: 01543 452623.
Running: March 10 & 17.

Crich Tramway Village
Standard gauge, one mile.
Crich, nr Matlock, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01773 854 321.
Running: Daily from March 16.

Dean Forest Railway
Standard gauge, 4¼ miles, 
footplate experience. 
Norchard, Lydney, Glos.
Tel: 01594 845840.
Running: Weekends & Wednesdays from March 16.

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Standard gauge, eight miles.
Wirksworth, Derbyshire. 
Tel: 01629 823076.
Running: Weekends & Tuesdays from March 2.

Evesham Vale Railway
1ft 3in gauge, 1¼ miles.
A46 north of Evesham, Worcs.
Tel: 01386 422282.
Running: Weekends.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Standard gauge, 14 miles, 
footplate experience. 
Toddington, Glos.
Tel: 01242 621405.
Running: Weekends from March 9.

Great Central Railway
Standard gauge, eight miles. Loughborough, Leics LE11 1RW.
Tel: 01509 632323.
Running: Weekends.

Midland Railway – Butterley
Standard gauge, 3½ miles,
footplate experience, wine and dine.
Ripley, Derbyshire. Tel: 01773 570140.
Running: Weekends.

Peak Rail
Standard gauge, four miles.
Matlock, Derbyshire. 
Tel: 01629 580381.
Running: Weekends.

Perrygrove Railway
1ft 3in gauge. B4228, Coleford, 
Gloucestershire.
Tel: 01594 834991.
Running: Weekends, Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Rushden Transport Museum
Standard gauge, ¼ mile.
Open: Weekends.

Severn Valley Railway
Standard gauge, 16 miles, 
footplate experience.
Kidderminster, Worcs DY10 1QR.
Tel: 01562 757900.
Running: Weekends from March 2.

Sherwood Forest Railway
1ft 3in gauge, ¼ mile.
 Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire.
Running: Daily.

NORTH WEST

East Lancashire Railway
Standard gauge, 12 miles, footplate experience. Bury, Lancs.
Tel: 01617 647790.
Running: Weekends.

Heaton Park Tramway
Standard gauge, ½ mile. Manchester.
Running: Sundays.

Isle of Man Steam Railway
3ft 6in gauge, 15½ miles.
Douglas, Isle of Man..
Tel: 01624 662525.
Running: Daily.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Standard gauge, 3½ miles.
Near Ulverston, Cumbria..
Tel: 01539 531594.
Running: Daily until October 31.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
1ft 3in gauge, seven miles..
Ravenglass, Cumbria..
Tel: 01229 717171.
Running: Daily until November 3.

Ribble Steam Railway
Standard gauge, one miles.
Preston, Lancs.
Tel: 01772 728800.
Running: June 2, 9, 15, 16, 23, 30. Weekends in July 

Stainmore Railway
Standard gauge, ½ mile.
Kirkby Stephen East Station, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.
Tel: 017683 71700.
Open: Weekends.
Running: May 26. June 15, 16, 30. Sundays in July. 

West Lancashire Light Railway
2ft gauge, seven miles..
Hesketh Bank, Lancs.
Tel: 01772 815881.
Running: Sundays & Bank Holidays

NORTH EAST

Aln Valley Railway
Standard gauge, ½ miles.
Lionheart station, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Tel: 01652 657053.
Running: Weekends.

Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society
Standard gauge, 15 miles.
British Steel Steelworks, Scunthorpe.
Tel: 01652 657053.
Running: June 1, 8, 22, 29. July 6, 20, 27.

Bowes Railway
Standard gauge, one mile..
Springwell, Tyne & Wear..
Tel: 01914 161847. .
Open: Thur-Sat.

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Standard gauge, ½ mile.
Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01472 604657
Running: Daily.

Derwent Valley Railway
Standard gauge, ½ mile.
Muton Park, Layerthorpe, York.
Tel: 01904 489966.
Running: Sundays & Bank Holidays.

Elescar Railway
Standard gauge, one mile.
Elsecar, South Yorks..
Tel: 01226 746746.
Running: Sundays.

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Standard gauge, five miles.
Embsay, North Yorks..
Tel: 01756 710614.
Running: Weekends, Bank Holidays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.

Keighley & Worth 
Valley Railway
Standard gauge, five miles.
Keighley, West Yorks BD22 8NJ.
Tel: 01535 645214.
Running: Wednesdays & Weekends.

Kirklees Light Railway
1ft 3in gauge, four miles.
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Tel: 01484 865727.
Running: Weekends & Bank Holidays & school holidays. 

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Standard gauge, 1½ miles.
Ludborough,
Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01507 363881.
Running: May 25-27. June 16, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28.

Middleton Railway
Standard gauge, 18 miles.
Hunslet, Leeds.
Tel: 0113 271 0320.
Running: Weekends & Bank Holidays.

North Tyneside Railway
Standard gauge, two miles.
North Shields.
Tel: 0191 200 7106.
Running: Sundays & Bank Holidays.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Standard gauge, 18 miles.
Pickering,
North Yorkshire.
Tel: 01751 472508.
Running: Daily.

South Tynedale Railway
2ft gauge, five miles.
Alston,
Cumbria.
Tel: 01434 382828.
Running: Weekends, Tuesdays, Thursdays.

Tanfield Railway
Standard gauge, three miles.
Near Gateshead,
Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 01913 887545.
Running: Sundays + July 14, 15.

Weardale Railway
Standard gauge, 22 miles.
Stanhope, Bishop Auckland,
County Durham.
Tel: 01388 526203.
Running: Weekends, Bank Holidays + Wednesdays from July 3.

Wensleydale Railway
Standard gauge, 22 miles..
Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire..
Tel: 0845 450 5474.
Running: Weekends, Tuesdays and Fridays.

WALES

Bala Lake Railway
2ft gauge, 4½ miles.
Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01678 540666.
Running: Weekends, Tues-Thurs. Daily from July 1.

Barry Tourist Railway
Standard gauge, 2 miles.
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.
Tel: 01446 748816.
Running: May 26-28. June 9, 10. July 28, 29.

Brecon Mountain Railway
2ft gauge, 3½ miles..
Pant, Merthyr Tydfil.
Tel: 01685 722988.
Running: Weekends, Tuesdays-Thursdays. From June 1, Saturday-Thursday. Daily from July 13.

Corris Railway
2ft 3in gauge, ¾ mile.
Corris, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01654 761303.
Running: May 19, 25-27. In June: Sundays. Weekends & Bank Holidays from July 13.

Fairbourne Railway
12¼in gauge, 2 miles.
Fairbourne, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01654 761303.
Running: Weekends, Bank Holidays, Tuesday-Thursday. Daily from July 20.

Ffestiniog Railway
2ft gauge, 13½ miles.
Porthmadog, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01766 516000.
Running: Daily.

Gwili Railway
Standard gauge, 4 miles.
Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthenshire.
Tel: 01267 238213.
Running: Weekends, Bank Holidays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & from May 23, Thursdays.

Llanberis Lake Railway
2ft gauge, three miles.
Llanberis, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01286 870549.
Running: Daily until September 6.

Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway
Standard gauge, ¼ mile.
Cynheidre, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
Tel: 01286 870549.
Running: May 25, June 29, August 31, October 26, December 7 & 8.

Llangollen Railway
Standard gauge, 10 miles..
Llangollen, Denbighshire.
Tel: 01978 860979.
Running: Daily until October 7.

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Standard gauge, 2 miles.
Blaenavon, Torfaen.
Tel: 01495 792263.
Running: Weekends & Bank holidays.

Rhiw Valley Railway
15in gauge, ¾ mile.
Manafon, near Welshpool, Powys.
Running: June 1, 2. July 6,7. August 3, 4. September 7, 8.

Rhyl Miniature Railway
15in gauge, ¾ mile.
Manafon, near Welshpool, Powys.
Running: May weekends + May 27-31. In June: Fridays-Sundays. Daily from July 12.

Snowdon Mountain Railway
800mm gauge, 4½ miles..
Llanberis, Gwynedd..
Tel: 01286 870223.
Running: Daily until September 30.

Talyllyn Railway
2ft 3in gauge, 7½ miles..
Tywyn, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01654 710472.
Open: Daily.
Running: Daily until October 3.

Vale of Rheidol Railway
2ft gauge, 11¾ miles.
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.
Tel: 01970 625819.
Running: Daily.

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
2ft gauge, 1 mile.
Porthmadog, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01766 513402.
Running: Weekends, Bank Holidays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.

Welsh Highland Railway
2ft gauge, 26 miles.
Caernarfon, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01766 516000.
Running: Sundays-Thursdays.

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
2ft 6in gauge, 8 miles.
Llanfair Caereinion, Powys.
Tel: 01938 810441.
Running: Weekends, Bank Holidays, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

SCOTLAND

Almond Valley Railway
2ft 6in gauge, ¼ mile.
Livingston, West Lothian.
Tel: 01506 414957.
Running: Weekends.

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
Standard gauge, 5 miles.
Bo’ness, West Lothian.
Tel: 01506 414957.
Open: Daily.
Running: Weekends & Tuesdays.

Caledonian Railway
Standard gauge, 4 miles.
Brechin, Angus.
Tel: 01356 622992.
Running: Weekends.

Keith & Dufftown Railway
Standard gauge, 11 miles.
Dufftown, Banffshire.
Tel: 01340 821181.
Running: Weekends & Fridays.

Royal Deeside Railway
Standard gauge, 1 miles.
Milton of Crathes, Kincardineshire.
Tel: 01330 844416.
Running: Weekends & Fridays.

Lothalmond Railway Museum
Standard gauge, ½ mile.
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lothalmond, nr Dunfermline.
Tel: 01330 844416.
Running: Sundays.

Strathspey Railway
Standard gauge, 10 miles.
 Aviemore, Inverness-shire.
Tel: 01479 810725.
Running: Weekends, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Daily from June 26.

 

IRELAND

Cavan & Leitrim Railway
3ft gauge, ½ mile.
Dromod,
County Leitrim.
Tel: 00353 71 9638599.
Open: Sat-Mon.

Downpatrick & County Down Railway
Standard gauge, 4 miles
Downpatrick,
County Down.
Tel: 028 4461 5779
Running: May 27. June 15. July 7, 14. August 25, 26. 

Stradbally Woodland Railway
3ft gauge, ½ miles
Stradbally, 
County Laois.
Running: June 2, 3. 

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
3ft gauge, 6 miles
Kilmeadan,
County Waterford.
Tel: 00353 384058
Running: Daily. 

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