Defunct Heritage Railways in England

Defunct Heritage Railways in England
This is a list of former heritage railway attractions that are no longer in operation.
  • Ashford Steam Centre, Willesborough, Kent – closed in 1976.
  • Abbey Light Railway, Kirkstall, West Yorkshire – closed in 2012.
  • Brockham Railway Museum, Dorking, Surrey – closed 1982 (Stock moved to Amberley Museum Railway, West Sussex)
  • Bolebroke Castle Miniature Railway, East Sussex – closed 2012
  • Buxton Steam Centre, Derbyshire – closed in 1987, as Peak Rail moved to Darley Dale.
  • Cadeby Light Railway, Cadeby, Leicestershire – closed in 2005.
  • Chester Zoo monorail, Chester Zoo, Chester
  • Creekmoor Light Railway, Poole, Dorset – closed in 1973
  • Dinting Railway Centre, Derbyshire – closed in 1991, (Society moved to Ingrow (West) station on the KWVR, West Yorkshire.)
  • Dowty Railway Centre, Ashchurch, Gloucestershire – closed in the 1980s
  • Eastbourne Tramway, East Sussex – closed 1969, (moved to Seaton, Devon)
  • Electric Railway Museum, Warwickshire - closed in October 2017, (rolling stock relocated to other preserved railways across the UK).
  • Finmere railway station, Buckinghamshire (stock relocated after the land was developed for HS2).
  • Great Yorkshire Railway Preservation Society, Starbeck, North Yorkshire – closed in 1989 (Group moved to Murton, near York, to restore part of the former Derwent Valley Light Railway)
  • Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, Humberston, Lincolnshire – closed 1985 - Rebuilt 2009 in Skegness.
  • Markeaton Park Light Railway, Rowsley, Derbyshire - closed in 2016, track lifted in 2017.
  • Marwell Wildlife Railway, Hampshire - closed in 2021 and track lifted by end of 2022.
  • Museum of British Transport, Clapham, South London – closed in 1973. Some exhibits moved first to Syon Park, West London and subsequently to Covent Garden to form London Transport Museum. Some exhibits moved to N.R.M. York.
  • North Downs Steam Railway, Dartford, Kent – closed in 1995 (society merged with Spa Valley Railway)
  • North Woolwich Old Station Museum, East London – closed in 2008
  • Queen Mary's Hospital Miniature Railway, Carshalton, South London - Closed in 1997
  • Ramsgate Tunnel Railway, Ramsgate, Kent – closed in 1965
  • Snibston Railway, Coalville, Leicestershire – closed on 31 July 2015 (as with the Discovery Museum, itself)
  • Southport Pier Tramway, Southport, Merseyside - closed 2015
  • Southport Railway Museum, Southport, Lancashire – closed in 1999 (Society moved to Preston Docks as the Ribble Steam Railway).
  • Stevington & Turvey Light Railway, Turvey, Bedfordshire – private site - closed in 2014.
  • Transperience, Low Moor, Bradford, Yorkshire – closed in 1997
  • Wells Harbour Railway, in Norfolk - closed in 2021
  • Westerham Valley Railway Association, Westerham, Kent – closed 1965 (merged with Kent and East Sussex Railway Preservation Society with a few items of stock transferred to KWVR.)
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