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Elsecar Railway

Category: Working Demonstrations/Rides


The Elsecar Steam Railway is located on the southern part of the former South Yorkshire Railway freight-only branch which ran from Elsecar Junction on its Mexborough to Barnsley line. The line was built to serve Earl Fitzwilliam 's collieries and ironworks, which he leased out to local ironmasters.

The Elsecar Steam Railway operates trains on a 1 mile section of the branch with using steam and diesel locomotives currently running between Rockingham Station (at the back of the Elsecar Heritage Centre) and Hemingfield Basin. There are plans to extend the line to Cortonwood. The railway is operated using a variety of different preserved rolling stock.

Source: Elsecar Railway at Wikipedia

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