Poppy Line Steam Railway

Heritage Railways in the East of England

Head to one of the East of England's heritage railways for a unique day out. Discover the wonders of steam along the north Norfolk coast or venture to Wetheringsett for a trip on the "middy" and explore the museum collection of standard gauge locomotives.

North Norfolk Railway

North Norfolk Railway

A journey on one of the UK’s most scenic heritage railways, the North Norfolk Railway, lets you take in the glorious coast and countryside. North Norfolk Railway is easily accessible from the main rail network - take the Bittern Line to Sheringham. The service, which operates both steam and diesel, runs between the seaside town of Sheringham and the Georgian market town of Holt.

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Bure Valley Railway, The Broads National Park, Norfolk

Bure Valley Railway, The Broads National Park

Experience a nostalgic trip by steam on Norfolk’s longest narrow-gauge railway which runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

The 18-mile round trip runs through the pretty Bure Valley countryside following the meandering River Bure through meadowland and ancient pasture. Along the line are wayside halts serving the picturesque Broadland villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall where you can hop off and explore by foot. Hop back on and continue your journey by train by waiving down the driver to stop.

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Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett, Suffolk

Mid-Suffolk Railway

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, affectionately known as the ‘Middy’, was a classic case of a railway built too late for the great railway age. 

Today’s ‘Middy’ is not only a museum but runs regular steam trains and has a programme of carriage and wagon restoration complementing its efforts to recreate this slice of Edwardian England.

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Nene Valley Railway, Essex

Nene Valley Railway Essex

Nene Valley Railway is the UK’s leading international steam attraction, based at Wansford Station, and covering the stations of Ferry Meadows, Orton Mere, Yarwell Junction, and Peterborough.

As both a living heritage railway, which is tended to by its loyal band of volunteers, and a thriving attraction for the public to enjoy all year round, Nene Valley Railway offers the chance to experience the thrill of riding a steam engine; learn about the railway’s history; and explore the picturesque surroundings of the Nene Valley area

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