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Heritage railways

Take a step back in time with the heritage railways on our network

There's little more needed to evoke the golden age of rail travel than a trip to a heritage railway. The smells, the sounds, and the sight of a classic British steam engine making its way into the station can't be beaten. Whether you remember schooldays travelling on them, or you're being introduced to these remarkable engineering achievements for the first time, take a look at our recommended heritage railways to visit.

Swanage Railway

Connecting the blue flag beach at Swanage with Wareham

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Five miles of island country views between Smallbrook and Havenstreet

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Mid Hants Railway

Fondly known as the "Watercress Line", running through the heart of Hampshire

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Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway

The "hidden railway" at the heart of 19th century London's water supply

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Hollycombe Steam in the Country

The UK's largest collection of operating steam funfair rides

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