Tourist and Enthusiast Railways

Yorkshire & the Humber

Oakworth Station
Oakworth Station
(Photo: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway)
Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society
Near Scunthorpe. Operates on the extensive standard gauge network of the Scunthorpe works of British Steel. Steam or diesel hauled.
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Cleethorpes. Kings Road to Lakeside to Kingsway: a little over ½ mile (1.1 km). Extension under construction. 15 in (382 mm) gauge. Usually steam hauled.
Crowle Peatland Railway
Project, at present in the very early stages, to recreate part of a former peat extraction railway on Crowle Moor. The line would be 3 ft (914 mm) gauge, diesel hauled using restored original equipment, and up to 500 yards (450 m) in length.
Daktari Express
In Flamingo Land, Kirkby Misperton, near Malton. 2 ft (610 mm) gauge railway a little over ½ mile (0.9 km) in length, with 3 stations
Derwent Valley Light Railway
In the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton, near York. Line about 660 yards (600 m) in length. Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled.
Elsecar Heritage Railway
Elsecar (near Barnsley) to Hemingfield: ¾ mile (1.2 km). Extension proposed to Cortonwood Colliery, a further ¾ mile (1.2 km). Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled.
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Embsay (near Skipton) to Bolton Abbey: 4 miles (6.4 km). The possibility of a future extension to Skipton is being investigated. Standard gauge. Steam hauled and diesel railcars.
Grimsby and Cleethorpes Model Enginering Society
Waltham, near Grimsby. 5 in (127 mm) / 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature railway about 400 yards (360 m) in length. Usually steam hauled. Club line open to the public most Sundays during the summer, and certain other days.
Hemsworth Water Park Miniature Railway
Hemsworth Water Park, Kinsley, near Pontefract. Line about 300 yards (270 m) in length. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, steam outline battery electric locomotives (Website contains little information relating to railway)
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Keighley (adjacent to Northern Rail station) to Oxenhope: 5 miles (8 km). Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled and diesel railcars. Dining trains operate at certain times.
Kirklees Light Railway
Clayton West to Shelley: 3 miles (4.8 km). 15 in (381 mm) gauge. Usually steam hauled.
Lightwater Express
In the Lightwater Valley theme park near Ripon. 15 in (381 mm) gauge miniature railway ¾ mile (1.2 km) in length, with 3 stations
Middleton Railway
Middleton, Leeds. Line about 1 mile (1.6 km) in length. Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled.
National Coal Mining Museum
Overton (near Wakefield). The museum includes two short passenger carrying narrow gauge lines. Admission to the museum site is free of charge.
National Railway Museum
The museum at York offers train rides on a short line within the museum grounds on certain days. Standard gauge, usually steam hauled. There is also a 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature railway about 150 yards (135 m) in length.
Newby Hall Railway
10¼ in (260 mm) gauge miniature railway in the gardens of Newby Hall, near Ripon. Usually diesel hauled
North Bay Railway
Scarborough, Scalby Mills to Peasholm Park: about ¾ mile (1.2 km). 20 in (508 mm) gauge. Diesel hauled with steam outline locomotives.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering to Grosmont: 18 miles (29 km). Some trains continue to Whitby over the Network Rail line, a further 6 miles (10 km). Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled. Dining trains operate at certain times.
Orchard Farm Lakeside Railway
Orchard Farm Holiday Village, near Hunmanby. Line about 600 yards (540 m) in length. 10¼ in (260 mm) gauge, steam or diesel hauled (Website contains little information relating to railway)
Pleasure Island
Theme park at Cleethorpes, with a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge miniature railway, ¾ mile (1.2 km) in length, with 2 stations (Website contains little information relating to railway)
Ruswarp Miniature Railway
Chainbridge Riverside Retreat, Ruswarp. Line about 700 yards (815 m) in length. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, steam or petrol hauled.
Ryedale Society of Model Engineers
Gilling East, near York. Line about 400 yards (360 m) in length. 3½ in (89 mm) / 5 in (127 mm) / 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, usually steam hauled.
Saltburn Miniature Railway
Saltburn. Line about 700 yards (630 m) in length. 15 in (381 mm) gauge, steam outline diesel locomotives.
Scarborough Cliff Lifts
Shibden Railway
Shibden Park, Halifax. Line about 750 yards (685 m) in length. 10¼ in (260 mm) gauge, steam or diesel hauled.
Shipley Glen Tramway
Saltaire. Unique cable hauled tramway, over 100 years old. Line 386 yards (353 m) in length, with a maximum gradient of 1 in 7 (14%). 20 in (508 mm) gauge.
Wensleydale Railway
Northallerton West to Redmire: about 21½ miles (35 km), however the section between Northallerton West and Leeming Bar was out of use in early 2016 owing to flood damage. Proposed extension to Northallerton (Transpennine Express station), a further 2 miles, 3 km. Possible future extension to Hawes. Standard gauge. Steam hauled or diesel railcars.
Wolds Way Lavender Narrow Gauge Railway
Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, near Malton. Line about 550 yards (500 m) in length. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, currently petrol hauled, a steam locomotive is under construction. Unusually for such a small gauge railway, in addition to carrying passengers, this line carries freight in the form of cut lavender from the fields directly into the distillery (Website contains little information relating to railway)
Wortley Top Forge Miniature Railway
Top Forge Industrial Museum, Wortley, near Sheffield. Line about 600 yards (540 m) in length. 5 in (127 mm) / 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, steam or battery electric hauled.
Yorkshire Wolds Railway
Project to reopen about 1½ miles (2.4 km) of the Malton to Driffield line from Malton East to Settrington. Currently has about 100 yards (90 m) of standard gauge track, expected to be extended to 300 yards (275 m) in the near future. Offers cab rides in a diesel shunter locomotive, typically one day each month from Easter to October.
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