11:30am - Dusk


Operating Frequency

No Service.

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!


Lakeshore Railroad Temporary Closure.

Following further consideration and the most recent government advice (20th March 2020) relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to TEMPORARILY close the railway with immediate effect.

For anyone who knows us well, we always endeavour to operate our railway as many days as humanly possible, even in the most adverse weather conditions when we probably should have stayed at home! However, in the current climate, we must put the health of our staff and passengers at the forefront of priorities. We will of course be reviewing the situation regularly and hope that we can soon be steaming round the boating lake once again.

The Lakeshore Railroad Team

Lakeshore Railroad


Winter Warmer: Steam Through the Chirstmas Period.

Frost, torrential rain, high winds; we seem to have had it all but snow so far (there is time yet however)! Mountaineer and train are currently dressed in their festive attire as per tradition. As usual, this has attracted many kind, festive comments: not forgetting a brass band! 

There is still time to take a trip or two around the boating lake, both before Christmas and the end of 2019. Weather dependent as always, trains are intended to be running: Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd December, Christmas Eve, and then daily from the 26th December through to Sunday 5th January. Last, but not least, we wish all of our customers, both new and returning, a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


The Return Of Autumn Shades: Cherry Picking and Half Term.

As is now becoming a frequent saying of ours at the close of the main summer season: it has came and went far too quickly! Despite the wet and windy start, the bank holiday brought August to a warm and sunny close, with vast swathes of passengers patiently waiting their turn to take a trip round the boating lake each day. Sadly, with the end of  the summer holidays comes the inevitable end of daily running. We are now cherry picking fine weather weekdays whilst continuing to operate weekends, weather dependent as always. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure as to whether we are operating on the day you intend to visit.

Adiela and Mountaineer approach Boathouse Bend


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