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Running Times

Spring

11:00am - 5pm

 

Operating Frequency

Weekends and daily from the 29th March - 14th April (Easter Holidays).

Note: Weather dependent and closing time estimated.

Current Locomotives
Nelly
Nelly

​WELCOME!

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!

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

With Easter falling early this year, it has only been a matter of weeks since our last spate of daily running during the February Half Term. Subsequently, beginning today (Good Friday 29th March), a daily service will be operating throughout the Easter holidays until Sunday 14th April, whereby we will once again reduce to weekends before we begin cherry-picking fine weather weekdays prior to summer.

Now, visitors to the railway last Sunday may well have noticed a rather different engine in service alongside our resident Lister, "Rockclimber". Due to further unfortunate delays regarding the contracted element of "Mountaineer's" overhaul, we have kindly been lent "Bert" by our ever superb friends at the Crewe and Weston Railway, so that we can maintain the tradition of a two train service over the Easter weekend and select other days throughout the holiday. Making it's first visit North, "Bert" is the soul Roanoke locomotive on 9 1/2" gauge and means for the first time in over 50 years, we have a double diesel hauled service. Something different for sure! We are very sorry for any further inconvenience caused by this alteration to our service and hope to return to our traditional steam hauled operation within the next few weeks at latest.

Roanoke Bert

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New Year, New Year's Day, New Fare

Good morning and a very happy new year to all our passengers; we hope there aren't too many sore heads today after last nights celebrations, welcoming in 2024 in style!

From today, Monday 1st January 2024, we will be operating with a new fare of £2 PER PERSON, with children UNDER THREE years old continuing to travel for FREE. After seven years, we have unfortunately had to take the decision to increase our fare, due to the continually rising costs of maintaining our heritage steam locomotives and the daily running of the railway itself. Doing so ensures that we can continue to bring joy to locals, tourists and enthusiasts for many more years to come, as we enter our 52nd year of operation; we hope this small increase does not cause too much inconvenience to you, our valued passengers.

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