British Heritage Railways in England

British Heritage Railways in England
British Heritage Railways in the East of England
East of England Standard Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex
  • Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar, Essex
  • Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk
  • Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford, Suffolk
  • Nene Valley Railway, Wansford, Cambridgeshire
  • North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk
East of England Railway Centres and Museums as Heritage Railways
  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Diss, Norfolk
  • East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Essex
  • Mangapps Railway Museum, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex
  • Railworld Wildlife Haven, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Whitwell & Reepham Railway, Reepham, Norfolk
East of England Narrow Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Diss, Norfolk
  • Great Whipsnade Railway, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
  • Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, Bedfordshire
  • Southend Pier Railway, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, Essex
  • Yaxham Light Railway, Norfolk – private site
East of England Miniature Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Audley End Railway, Essex
  • Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk
  • Bushey Miniature Railway, Bushey, Hertfordshire
  • East Herts Miniature Railway, Ware, Hertfordshire
  • Eaton Park Miniature Railway, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Fancott Miniature Railway, Bedfordshire
  • Rex Express, Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire
  • Great Woburn Railway, Woburn, Bedfordshire
  • Museum of Power, Langford, Essex
  • Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
East of England Tramways as Heritage Railways
  • East Anglia Transport Museum, Lowestoft, Suffolk

British Heritage Railways in the East Midlands

East Midlands Standard Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Battlefield Line, Shackerstone, Leicestershire
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
  • Great Central Railway, Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, Ludborough, Lincolnshire
  • Midland Railway – Butterley, Derbyshire
  • Mountsorrel Railway, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
  • Northampton & Lamport Railway, Pitsford and Brampton, Northamptonshire
  • Northants Ironstone Railway, Hunsbury Hill, Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham Heritage Railway, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
  • Peak Rail, Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway, Rushden, Northamptonshire
East Midlands Railway Centres and Museums as Heritage Railways
  • Appleby Frodingham Railway, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
  • Barrow Hill Railway Centre, Barrow Hill nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Nottingham Heritage Railway, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
  • Rushden Transport Museum, Northamptonshire
  • Rutland Railway Museum, Cottesmore, Rutland
East Midlands Narrow Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Billing Aquadrome Miniature Railway, Great Billing, Northamptonshire
  • Crowle Peatland Railway, Crowle, North Lincolnshire
  • Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway, Rowsley, Derbyshire
  • Golden Valley Light Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire
  • Greenlea Light Railway, Burbage, Leicestershire - private site
  • Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  • Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, Skegness, Lincolnshire
  • Narrow Gauge Railway, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
  • North Ings Farm Railway, Lincolnshire
  • Steeple Grange Light Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
  • Wicksteed Park Railway, Kettering, Northamptonshire
East Midlands Miniature Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Lincolnshire
  • Mablethorpe Miniature Railway, Queens Park, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
  • Stapleford Miniature Railway, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
East Midlands Tramways as Heritage Railways
  • National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire

British Heritage Railways in the North of England

North of England Standard Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick, Northumberland
  • Bowes Railway, Tyne and Wear
  • Derwent Valley Light Railway, Murton, North Yorkshire
  • East Lancashire Railway, Bury, Greater Manchester
  • Eden Valley Railway, Warcop, Cumbria
  • Elsecar Heritage Railway, South Yorkshire
  • Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Embsay, North Yorkshire
  • Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth, West Yorkshire
  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Haverthwaite, nr Staveley, Cumbria
  • Middleton Railway, Hunslet, West Yorkshire
  • North Tyneside Steam Railway, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering, North Yorkshire
  • Ribble Steam Railway, Preston, Lancashire
  • Stainmore Railway, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
  • Tanfield Railway, Marley Hill, County Durham
  • Weardale Railway, Stanhope, County Durham
  • Wensleydale Railway, Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire
  • Yorkshire Wolds Railway, Sledmere–Fimber, East Yorkshire
North of England Railway Centres and Museums as Heritage Railways
  • Beamish Museum & Railway Centre, County Durham
  • Carnforth Railway Centre, Carnforth, Lancashire
  • Crewe Heritage Centre, Crewe, Cheshire
  • Head of Steam, Darlington, County Durham
  • Haig Colliery Mining Museum, Cumbria
  • Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley, West Yorkshire
  • Locomotion, Shildon, County Durham
  • Monkwearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland (closed 2016)
  • National Railway Museum, York, North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
  • Stephenson Railway Museum, West Chirton, Tyne and Wear
North of England Narrow Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Eaton Hall Railway, Cheshire – private site
  • Heatherslaw Light Railway, Northumberland
  • South Tynedale Railway between Alston, Cumbria and Slaggyford, Northumberland
  • Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Railway, Cumbria
  • West Lancashire Light Railway, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
  • Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway, Ashington, Northumberland
North of England Miniature Gauge Heritage Railways
  • All in one Miniature Railway, Knutsford nr Allostock, Cheshire
  • Blackpool Zoo Railway, Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Brookside Miniature Railway, Poynton, Cheshire
  • Dragon Miniature Railway, Marple, nr Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • High Legh Miniature Railway, High Legh, Cheshire
  • Whistlestop Valley, Clayton West, West Yorkshire
  • Knowsley Safari Park Railway, Knowsley, Merseyside
  • Halton Miniature Railway, Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Lakeside Miniature Railway, Pleasureland Southport, Merseyside
  • North Bay Railway, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Pleasure Beach Express, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire
  • Pugneys Light Railway, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Cumbria
  • Wirral Model Engineering Society, Royden Park, Wirral, Merseyside
  • Saltburn Miniature Railway, Saltburn, North Yorkshire
  • South Park Miniature Railway, Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester
  • Teesside Small Gauge Railway, Preston Park, Stockton-on-Tees
  • Walton Park Miniature Railway, Sale, Greater Manchester
  • Windmill Farm Railway, Bursough, Lancashire
  • Thorpe Light Railway, Whorlton, County Durham
North of England Tramways as Heritage Railways
  • Beamish Museum, County Durham
  • Bradford Industrial Museum, Eccleshill, (nr Bradford), West Yorkshire
  • Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Shipley Glen Tramway, Shipley, West Yorkshire
  • Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway, Birkenhead, Merseyside
British Heritage Railways in the South East
South East Standard Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Sussex
  • Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Chinnor, Oxfordshire / Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
  • Cholsey & Wallingford Railway, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
  • East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, Kent
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight
  • Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway, Tenterden, Kent
  • Lavender Line, Isfield, East Sussex
  • Rother Valley Railway, Robertsbridge, East Sussex (land purchases in progress)
  • Spa Valley Railway, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • Watercress Line, New Alresford, Hampshire
South East Railway Centres and Museums as Heritage Railways
  • Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway, Kent
  • Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, Central London
  • Southall Railway Centre, Southall, West London
South East Narrow Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Amberley Museum Railway, Amberley, West Sussex
  • Great Bush Railway, Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down, East Sussex
  • Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, near Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Exbury Gardens Railway, Beaulieu, Hampshire
  • Hayling Seaside Railway, Hayling Island, Hampshire
  • Hollycombe Steam Collection, near Liphook, Hampshire
  • Hythe Pier Ferry Railway, Hampshire
  • Old Kiln Light Railway, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey
  • Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, Hanworth/Hampton, London.
  • London Museum of Water & Steam, Kew Bridge, Brentford, London
  • Mail Rail, short section of the former London Post Office Railway opened to public since 2017
  • Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, Kent
  • Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, Kent
  • Volk's Electric Railway, Brighton, East Sussex
South East Miniature Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Bekonscot Light Railway, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
  • Blenheim Park Railway, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
  • Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
  • Crowborough Miniature Railway, Crowborough, East Sussex
  • Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway, Hampshire
  • Frimley Lodge Park Railway, Surrey
  • Great Cockcrow Railway, Chertsey, Surrey
  • Harlington Locomotive Society, Hayes, Middlesex
  • Hastings Miniature Railway, Hastings Seafront, East Sussex
  • Ickenham Miniature Railway, Ickenham, London
  • Malden District Society of Model Engineers, Thames Ditton, Surrey
  • Moors Valley Railway, near Ringwood, Hampshire
  • Reading Society of Model Engineers, Reading Berkshire
  • Royal Victoria Railway, Southampton, Hampshire
  • Ruislip Lido Railway, Ruislip, London
  • South Downs Light Railway, Pulborough, West Sussex
  • Watford Miniature Railway, Cassiobury Park, Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Woking Miniature Railway, Knaphill, Surrey
British Heritage Railways in the South West
South West Standard Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Gloucestershire
  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton, Devon
  • Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Gloucestershire
  • East Somerset Railway, Cranmore, Somerset
  • Helston Railway, Prospidnick, Cornwall
  • Plym Valley Railway, Marsh Mills, Plympton, Devon
  • North Dorset Railway, Shillingstone, Dorset
  • Somerset & Dorset Railway, Midsomer Norton, Somerset
  • South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Devon
  • Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset
  • Swindon & Cricklade Railway, Blunsdon, Wiltshire
  • Tarka Valley Railway, Great Torrington, Devon
  • West Somerset Railway, Minehead, Somerset
South West Railway Centres and Museums as Heritage Railways
  • Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, Bideford, Devon
  • Bristol Harbour Railway, Bristol
  • Steam – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil, Somerset
South West Narrow Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Bicton Woodland Railway, Devon
  • Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh, Devon
  • Exmoor Steam Railway, Devon – private site
  • Gartell Light Railway, Templecombe, Somerset
  • Launceston Steam Railway, Launceston, Cornwall
  • Lea Bailey Light Railway. Gloucestershire / Herefordshire border
  • Lynbarn Railway, Devon
  • Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Woody Bay, Devon
  • Morwellham Quay Open Air Museum, Devon
  • Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum, Somerset
South West Miniature Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Beer Heights Light Railway, Devon
  • Berkeley Light Railway, Gloucestershire
  • Exmouth Miniature Railway, Devon
  • Gorse Blossom Farm Railway, Devon
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Cornwall
  • Longleat Railway, Wiltshire
  • Moors Valley Railway, Ashley Heath, Dorset
  • Perrygrove Railway, Coleford, Gloucestershire
  • Bickington Steam Railway, Trago Mills, Devon
South West Tramways as Heritage Railways
  • Seaton Tramway, Seaton, Devon
British Heritage Railways in the West Midlands
West Midlands Standard Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Cambrian Heritage Railways, Oswestry and Llynclys, Shropshire
  • Chasewater Railway, Chasewater Country Park, Brownhills, Staffordshire
  • Churnet Valley Railway, Cheddleton, Staffordshire
  • Foxfield Light Railway, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire and Broadway, Worcestershire
  • Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
  • Telford Steam Railway, Horsehay, Shropshire
West Midlands Railway Centres and Museums as Heritage Railways
  • Coleford Great Western Railway Museum, Coleford, Gloucestershire
  • Tyseley Railway Centre, Tyseley, Warwickshire
  • Winchcombe Railway Museum, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
West Midlands Narrow Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Amerton Railway, Staffordshire
  • Apedale Valley Light Railway, Chesterton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Bromyard and Linton Light Railway, Bromyard, Herefordshire – private site
  • Moseley Railway Trust, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • North Gloucestershire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire
  • Perrygrove Railway, Gloucestershire
  • Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Rudyard, Staffordshire
  • Statfold Barn Railway, Tamworth, Staffordshire – private site
West Midlands Miniature Gauge Heritage Railways
  • Broomy Hill Railway, Herefordshire
  • Downs Light Railway, Colwall, Worcestershire (also the oldest private miniature railway worldwide)
  • Echills Wood Railway, Kingsbury Waterpark, Warwickshire
  • Evesham Vale Light Railway, Evesham Country Park, Worcestershire
  • Weston Park Railway, Shropshire
West Midlands Tramways as Heritage Railways
  • Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands
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