RAIL­WAYS TO VISIT

Take your pick from this va­ri­ety of train rides avail­able this year and ex­plore the UK’s ex­cit­ing her­itage by rail.

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KENT & EAST SUS­SEX RAIL­WAY

Ev­ery­one can en­joy a fun step back in time at Ten­ter­den’s Steam Rail­way. Per­fect to visit what­ever the weather, jump aboard a her­itage steam or diesel train and sit back in com­fort through un­spoilt coun­try­side to ter­mi­nate in the shadow of the mag­nif­i­cent Na­tional Trust cas­tle at Bo­diam. kesr.org.uk 01580 765155

SEV­ERN VAL­LEY RAIL­WAY

Soak up the splen­dour of a by­gone era as you travel back in time in one of the many com­fort­able his­toric car­riages on Bri­tain’s finest her­itage rail­way. Ex­plore The En­gine House Visi­tor Cen­tre, Sev­ern Val­ley Coun­try Park, the his­toric river­side towns of Bewd­ley and Bridg­north and our de­light­ful sta­tions where you’ll get to meet our vol­un­teers. svr.co.uk 01562 757900

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYM­CHURCH RAIL­WAY

Romney, Hythe & Dym­church Rail­way runs for 13 ½ miles from the pic­turesque Cinque Port town of Hythe, through the fam­ily friendly sea­side vil­lage to Dym­church, to­wards the rail­ways head­quar­ters at New Romney and fi­nally reach­ing the Na­tional Na­ture Re­serve of Dun­geness. This world fa­mous steam rail­way is one of Kent’s top at­trac­tions. rhdr.org.uk 01797 362353

WHITWELL & REEPHAM RAIL­WAY

Whitwell and Reepham Rail­way have been op­er­at­ing since 2009 and have five work­ing en­gines one of which is “Vic­tory” our steam en­gine. We are open all week­ends and ev­ery day dur­ing the spring/sum­mer/au­tumn. We steam our en­gine on the first Sun­day of ev­ery month - all other times one of our Diesels will run. whitwell­sta­tion.com 01603 871694

HEAD OF STEAM – DAR­LING­TON RAIL­WAY MU­SEUM

Ven­ture into our orig­i­nal 1840s rail­way sta­tion where time has stood still for over one hun­dred and fifty years. Dis­cover our book­ing of­fice with its orig­i­nal Vic­to­rian in­te­rior. Jour­ney through time, fol­low the his­tory of the growth of the rail­ways and ad­mire our his­toric lo­co­mo­tives in­clud­ing Stephenson’s Lo­co­mo­tion No 1. head-of-steam.co.uk 01325 405060

BOD­MIN & WEN­FORD RAIL­WAY

This steam rail­way mag­i­cally trans­ports you back to a pre­vi­ous era of travel as you jour­ney aboard a her­itage steam or diesel train. The charm­ing 1950s Cor­nish branch line sta­tion makes the per­fect sta­tion stop. Ex­plore six and a half miles of track with a Free­dom of the Line ticket. bod­min­rail­way.co.uk 01208 73555

© Lewis Mad­dox

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