Come rain or shine the August bank holiday will soon be upon us. Though we can’t promise good weather, we can guarantee a jolly load of fun when you visit one of these awesome historic train lines, all of which are offering visitors an extra-special event, treat or incentive to mark the long weekend.
From a delightful teddy bear’s picnic to a thirst-quenching beer festival, get ready for your next family adventure by train from August 26-28. You might even learn a thing or two about Britain’s fascinating heritage railways during your trip. Let’s go.
Five obscure and fascinating stories about the history of Britain’s railways in this must-read book for railway enthusiasts
Discover the ultimate compendium of unique tales, record-breaking feats and engaging train trivia in All Aboard by Julian Holland: a wonderful collection of stories that make compulsive reading for railway enthusiasts everywhere.
Packed with more than 200 anecdotes, facts and intriguing tales, we’ve picked five engine-ious stories from this delightful book that are sure to spark your interest; from the Royal Scot’s 11,000-mile journey in the USA and Canada to Mallard’s unbeaten world speed record of 1938. It’s time to go full steam ahead…
The daffodils are sprouting, the trees are starting to blossom, and the days are growing longer. Wake up from your winter weekend slumber and leap into spring with a fun railway day trip so you can experience our changing landscape in all its glory.
From digging into your first picnic in the park, to flying a kite, or visiting the zoo to see the baby animals – these five railway day trips all offer wonderful spring-inspired activities at the end of each line that are sure to reawaken your sense of adventure. Let’s go.
There’s an underrated romance when it comes to experiencing a railway journey with a loved one. From finding two cosy seats together, to warming your hands on a hot flask of tea or coffee, and gazing not just at yours truly but at some of the world’s most spectacular scenery from the comfort of a quiet carriage.
Wow your significant other with one of these five iconic heritage railway journeys that are sure to keep your love life on track. Here’s where to head for a romantic train trip in 2023.
Five must-visit heritage steam and diesel train attractions operating on Britain’s long-lost railway lines