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Secrets of the Watercress Line

Malcolm Tattersall takes a trip to Hampshire to discover the secrets of the famous Watercress Line Step back in time The uniformed porter on the platform at quaint Ropley Station just shrugged after announcing the Watercress Line’s 5pm steam service to Alresford was delayed by 15 minutes. ‘It’s all part of the realistic nostalgia experience,’ […]

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A memorable trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Vicky Mayer takes a memorable trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway and discovers a journey full of surprises The journey begins at Tenterden Town station Lovely Tenterden in Kent is a gorgeous place to start a train journey on one of the UK’s most popular heritage train lines, the Kent & East Sussex […]

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England

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, UK

Take a trip back in time on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, one of Britain’s most scenic railway routes. The train covers 24 miles through some of North Yorkshire’s most amazing scenery, with guests travelling behind heritage steam locomotives in historic carriages. Everything about this trip evokes nostalgia, from the grandeur of the its Pullman […]

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Children’s Book Author Sam Sedgman on why Kids Love Train Travel

Children’s authors Sam Sedgman and M.G. Leonard write great stories about their train travelling hero Harrison Beck and his uncle Nat. Their latest book Kidnap on the California Comet is available now. Why do you think children like trains so much? Trains are just magic. Especially steam trains. The smell of coal dust, the joyful […]

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England

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage tourist steam railway in the Severn Valley – a beautiful part of the counties of Worcestershire and Shropshire. The train operates manly steam-hauled passengers carriages between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth, travelling for 16 miles through stunning British countryside. Appealing to all ages, from train enthusiast to families to […]

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8 Magical Christmas Train Trips Where the Kids Can Meet Santa

Meet Santa on a Christmas steam train adventure in 2020

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England

The Bluebell Railway

British heritage lines don’t get more charming than the Bluebell Railway, an 11-mile scenic railway through the picturesque scenery of West Sussex (and a little bit of East). The Bluebell Railway runs between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park, stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote, and guest with an ‘All Day Rover’ ticket can hop on […]

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6 Fantastic Weekend Train Trips Around the UK Under £200

The perfect way to spend a winter weekend…

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6 Amazing USA Halloween Train Adventures the Kids will Love

Nothing could be more fun than a train-inspired Halloween celebration for all the family. Due to the Covid crisis, many of the USA’s top heritage trains are not running their famous Halloween days out but many are still going ahead so here’s our pick of six of the best ghoulish Halloween train adventures. Halloween train […]

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5 Amazing British Halloween Train Adventures the Kids Will Love

Treat your kids to some fang-tastic family fun on some of Britain’s best-loved railways. Here are the best Halloween train trips the kids will love The Audley End Miniature Railway Your little rug rats will love a Halloween train trip on the Audley End Miniature Railway in Essex. The family-focused line offers trips on their […]

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5 Amazing British Half Term Train Adventures the Kids Will Love

Make the most of being stuck in Britain with these fantastic day trips the kids will love

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A Place in the Sun’s Laura Hamilton Reveals Tips for Travelling with Kids

Laura Hamilton talks her best railway memories and how to navigate train travel with kids…

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USA

Mount Washington Cog Railway – USA

The Mountain Cog Railway was the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, a tiny toy-train like vehicle climbing Mount Washington in the US state of New Hampshire. More than 150 years since its conception, it’s still the only one of its kind operating in North America, and passengers can ride the route from Marshfield Base Station […]

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USA

Grand Canyon Railway – USA

The Grand Canyon Railway is one of the most magnificent ways to experience the US’ majestic Grand Canyon. It’s been taking passengers on this adventure since 1901, with the only difference in 120 years being the speeds of the journey – now just 2 hours, 15 minutes each way. Departing daily from Williams, Arizona, the […]

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USA

Durango and Silverton Railroad, Colorado

Snaking through rugged ravines and the pristine countryside of Colorado, the Durango & Silverton Railroad takes passengers on an adventure through the San Juan Mountains. Built in 1882 to transport silver and gold from the mines, the train is now a heritage rail route, starting in Durango and journeying to historic Silverton on 72.7km of […]

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Wales

Welsh Highland Railway – Wales

The Welsh Highland Railway, which runs for 26 miles through Snowdonia National Park, is Britain’s longest heritage railway line. Departing from Caernarfon, it passes the foot of Snowdon and the quaint village of Beddgelert, then through Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. The full return journey is approximately six hours, however shorter trips (for example Porthmadog […]

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Wales

The Ffestiniog Railway – Wales

The Ffestiniog Railway is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Gwynedd, Wales. With comfortable carriages and historic steam engines, it offers travellers the chance to take a trip though the picturesque Snowdonia National Park on a 14-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the historic slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. On the journey you’ll see stunning coastlines, […]

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The Settle to Carlisle Railway

The Settle to Carlisle Railway is railway line in northern England, running through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells. The rail route is famous for its Victorian architecture, vast stone viaducts, quaint station buildings and long tunnels. The last great mainline railway to be built in the UK, […]

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Wales

Heart of Wales Line – Swansea to Shrewsbury

The Heart of Wales Line is a scenic rail route showing off the beauty of the Welsh countryside, stretching 121 miles from the coastal city of Swansea to the market town of Shrewsbury. It’s loved by day-trippers, walkers and locals alike, providing a vital link between the rural communities and towns of Mid Wales and […]

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Scotland

Jacobite Steam Train – Fort William to Mallaig

The Road to the Isles is a wild, remote and rugged route across the Scottish Highlands, and travellers are able to explore this route aboard the Jacobite train. Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, the Jacobite takes passengers on an 84-mile round-trip from Fort William to Mallaig through some of the most […]