Running Times


11:00am - 5pm


Operating Frequency

Operating weekends and daily during Spring Half-Term 21st February - 27th February 2022.

Note: Weather dependent and closing time estimated.


The Only Steam Working Public 9 1/2 inch gauge railway in the UK! 


Currently the only public, steam working 9 1/2 inch gauge railway in the UK, Lakeshore Railroad was first opened in 1972 and is still going strong to this day! Running for just under a third of a mile round the boating lake, the tracks meander through the trees and over the level crossings before arriving back at the station.

A café' can also be enjoyed on site with what is quoted as "the best view seen from a café'" due to the large open viewing of the train running by.

Open in excess of 200 days a year, do come and have a trip whether your young or just young at heart!

Do enjoy our website, more in depth detail can be found in the enthusiasts section but don't worry, if you can't find something that you want to know, do ask, we don't bite!

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​Latest News!


Begin As You Mean To Go On: 50 Years Of Lakeshore.

And so begins another new year with much the same; cold weekend running and a workshop "to-do" list longer than all of our staff's and volunteer's arms put together. However this year is far from normal, having been circled in the diary since as far back as 2012, due to it marking our (rather significant) 50th anniversary! Yes, you read that right; 50 years since we began steaming round the lake with Mountaineer and the three original coaches, carrying countless generations of families in the process. Keep an eye here and on our social media as we certainly intend to celebrate this achievement in all it's glory and will be announcing our plans shortly. Circle the first weekend of July in your calendars for now is all we can say for now.....

Back to the present however, we are currently operating our usual weekend service, weather providing as always. February Half-Term is gradually creeping closer, for which we will be operating daily from Monday 21st February until Sunday 27th February. The drift of steam looks fantastic in the crisp winter air so why not take a trip?


Jack Wakefield, Don Proudlock and 3440 "Mountaineer"
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