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GatEx rake 488310 in action departing Rushcliffe Halt
Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre: GatEx rake 488310 in action departing Rushcliffe Halt

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Welcome to Raildays

Heritage railways, or preserved railways as they are also known, are among the UK's most popular leisure attractions. The aim of this website is to list all the heritage railways currently operating in the UK, and give you, the visitor, the chance to comment on and rate them for the benefit of other visitors!

For each railway listed on this site, we've got lots of useful information, including:

To find preserved railways and railway attractions, you can either browse by name, or use the national map to locate them geographically.

Steam Railway Experiences

Plus, in association with, Britain's leading provider of themed days out and experience gifts, Raildays gives you the opportunity to purchase vouchers for a variety of steam and heritage railway related activities. From a luxurious journey on the Orient Express to getting your hands dirty on the footplate of a steam or diesel locomotive, this is something you can treat yourself to or buy as a gift for someone special!

See what's available here.

Latest Visitor Comments

South Devon Railway
Friendly volunteer staff, interesting ex-GWR coaches (i.e. not all BR Mk1), clean and well maintained inside and out, stock awaiting restoration largely kept away from public view (but accessible to [...]

Appleby Frodingham Railway
Superb experience, but not a "quaint preserved" line. If you like industrial railways, this is the one. And (at least it was a few years ago) it is free (but [...]

Chasewater Railway
Excellent value for money, and the location is handy for other leisure activities in the area. The downside for some may be that, as an ex-industrial line, it's not the [...]

Churnet Valley Railway
Not cheap, and can get very busy at peak times, but the journey passes through some excellent scenery!

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
Although the journey isn't very long, the museum is interesting and it's all very family-friendly.