Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways

Heritage rail

Heritage railways, restoration projects, railway museums and other groups who are keen on railways.
These are mostly within a day trip from Bristol, follow the links to check when visitors and/or volunteers are welcomed:
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  • Avon Valley Railway - heritage railway, Bitton, Bristol
  • Bristol Harbour Railway - heritage railway, Docks, Bristol
  • Clifton Rocks Railway - restoration project, Avon Gorge, Bristol
  • Bodmin and Wenford Railway - heritage railway, Bodmin Parkway to Boscarne, Cornwall
  • Helston Railway - heritage railway, Prospidnick to Truthall, Cornwall
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway - miniature railway, Newquay, Cornwall
  • Launceston Steam Railway - narrow gauge railway, Launceston, Cornwall
  • Porterswick Junction Light Railway - miniature railway, Launceston, Cornwall
  • Beer Heights Light Railway - miniature railway, Beer, Devon
  • Bicton Woodland Railway - narrow gauge railway, Bicton, Devon
  • Bideford Railway Heritage Centre - railway museum, Bideford, Devon
  • Dartmoor Railway - heritage railway, Exeter, Okehampton, Meldon, Devon
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway - heritage railway, Paignton to Kingswear, Devon
  • Devon Railway Centre - narrow gauge railway, Bickleigh, Devon
  • Exmoor Steam Railway - narrow gauge railway, Bratton Fleming, Devon
  • Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway - funicular, Lynmouth, Devon
  • Lynton and Barnstaple Railway - narrow gauge railway, Lynton, Devon
  • Morwellham Quay Open Air Museum - narrow gauge railway, Tavistock, Devon
  • Plym Valley Railway - heritage railway, Plym Bridge to Marsh Mills, Devon
  • Seaton Tramway - tramway, Seaton, Devon
  • South Devon Railway - heritage railway, Buckfastleigh to Totnes, Devon
  • Bournemouth Cliff Lifts - funicular, Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Shillingstone Railway Project - restoration project, Shillingstone, Dorset
  • Swanage Railway - heritage railway, Swanage to Wareham, Dorset
  • Coleford Great Western Railway Museum - railway museum, Coleford, Gloucestershire
  • Dean Forest Railway - heritage railway, Lydney to Parkend, Gloucestershire
  • Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway - heritage railway, Cheltenham Racecourse to Toddington, Gloucestershire
  • Lea Bailey Light Railway - narrow gauge railway, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire
  • Perrygrove Railway - narrow gauge railway, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway - narrow gauge railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire
  • Vale of Berkeley Railway Group - restoration project, Berkeley to Sharpness, Gloucestershire
  • Winchcombe Railway Museum - railway museum, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
  • Cuckoo Hill Miniature Railway - miniature railway, South Gorley, Hampshire
  • Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway - narrow gauge railway, Beaulieu, Hampshire
  • Moors Valley Railway - miniature railway, Ringwood, Hampshire
  • The Hayling Seaside Railway - narrow gauge railway, Hayling Island, Hampshire
  • The Watercress Line - heritage railway, Alton to Alresford, Hampshire
  • Hereford Society of Model Engineering - miniature railway, Hereford, Herefordshire
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway - heritage railway, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight
  • Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway - heritage railway, Chinnor, Oxfordshire
  • Cholsey & Wallingford Railway - heritage railway, Wallingford , Oxfordshire
  • Didcot Railway Centre - railway museum, Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Bridgnorth Cliff Railway - funicular, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
  • East Somerset Railway - heritage railway, Cranmore to Mendip Vale, Somerset
  • Gartell Light Railway - narrow gauge railway, Templecombe, Somerset
  • North Somerset Railway - restoration project, Radstock to Frome, Somerset
  • Somerset & Dorset Railway - restoration project, Midsomer Norton, Somerset
  • West Somerset Railway - heritage railway, Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, Somerset
  • Westonzoyland Light Railway - narrow gauge railway, Westonzoyland, Somerset
  • Yeovil Railway Centre - railway museum, Yeovil to Clifton Maybank Spur, Somerset
  • Barry Tourist Railway - heritage railway, Barry, South Wales
  • Brecon Mountain Railway - narrow gauge railway, Pant to Torpantau, South Wales
  • Gwili Railway - heritage railway, Aberfwili to Danycoed, South Wales
  • Margam Park Railway - narrow gauge railway, Margam Park, South Wales
  • Teifi Valley Railway - narrow gauge railway, Henllan, South Wales
  • Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway - heritage railway, Blaenavon, South Wales
  • Longleat Safari Park - miniature railway, Warminster, Wiltshire
  • STEAM: Museum of the Great Western Railway - railway museum , Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Swindon & Cricklade Railway - heritage railway, Taw Valley, Blunsdon, Hays Knoll, Wiltshire
  • Bristol Railway Photo Archive - historic archive, online, www
  • Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Archive - historic archive, online, www