Running Times


11:30am - 5pm


Operating Frequency

Operating weekends and daily during Autumn Half-Term 25th October - 31st October 2021.

Note: Weather dependent and closing time estimated.

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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!


Spring and Steam: Reopening Monday 12th April!

Just like that, the summer has flew by in a flash! The leaves are now starting to noticeably cover our tracks and our drivers are beginning to feel the benefit from switching to their winter overalls! We have now ceased daily running, dropping down to every weekend for the remainder of the year, weather providing as usual. We will however be operating daily over the Autumn Half -Term from Monday 25th October to Sunday 31st October.

In other news, come the 31st October, we will once again be getting our skeletons out of the closet and lighting the pumpkins down the cutting, giving you quite a surprise as you 'scream' down our tree lined tracks at night! Yes, "Scream In The Woods" is back this year due to popular demand! From 4PM UNTIL LATE on HALLOWEEN, every passenger will get TWO TRIPS around the lake FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! We hope to see some fantastically ghoulish costumes once again; we're certainly going to have our work cut out trying to scare you all after last years spooky effort! So, why not take a trip and steam through the woods with us at night?


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Spring and Steam: Reopening Monday 12th April!

As well as the usual sights and sounds of winter transitioning into spring; lighter evenings, warmer weather and greenery slowly returning to the landscape, there is also a sense of de ja vu this March. Just over a year on from the first lockdown, we have closed our doors three times and will have reopened just as many times come the 12th April, not to mention missing two Easter weekends! However, with all of our fingers crossed, this should be the last time we need to announce the return of steam to our rails. 


So, without further ado, providing the government roadmap and guidance proceeds as planned, steam hauled services will resume on Monday 12th April, operating daily over the remainder of the Easter holidays until Sunday 18th April, where upon we will reduce to operating every weekend, weather providing, whilst cherry picking fine weather weekdays. Our staff and volunteers have certainly missed the sight and sound of steam so no doubt you will have too!