10:30am - 6pm
Daily from Saturday 4th July.
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!
Perchance It Waketh: Reopening Saturday 4th July.
We are ecstatic to announce that Lakeshore Railroad will be reopening on SATURDAY 4th JULY. Over the past two days, some of you may well have seen a sudden flurry of activity at the railway, with engines steaming around the boating lake once more whilst being tested after three months slumber.
Behind the scenes we have been putting in place new measures to make our operation COVID secure. CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS will be available for the first time, though we will STILL BE TAKING CASH WITH CORRECT CHANGE PREFERRED. We will have a new queueing system that complies with social distancing and HAND SANITISER STATIONS will be available at each end of the platform.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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
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!