The West Lancashire Light Railway

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THE WEST LANCASHIRE 
LIGHT RAILWAY


LANCASHIRE'S ONLY NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY

2017 is our 50th Anniversary!

Check out our Anniversary page here


 


Welcome to our website!

 



Our railway is a short 2ft-gauge passenger line in the village of Hesketh Bank, between Southport and Preston. 


It features locomotives, wagons and other equipment from long-gone industrial sites in Lancashire, other parts of the UK and overseas. 





We run steam trains on Sundays and Bank Holidays between April and October.


We also hold special event days, including Easter Egg Hunts, Galas, Teddy Bears’ Outings and Santa Specials.


Come and have a ride on our railway!



We will be delighted to see you, and you will be helping to preserve a valuable part of our industrial heritage.


The timetable of events and list of fares are here.

This great little railway has a lot of atmosphere and an unusual history

(Tripadvisor comment)

 
 

** NEWS UPDATE - 2 **

STRAWBERRIES AND STEAM - A PERFECT COMBINATION!

June 25th was what has now become an annual event - our Strawberries and Steam Day.
...the engines looked smart with a strawberry theme...
The marquee was full of tasty goodies...

...and the picnic area was popular with families.
 

** NEWS UPDATE - 1 **


TEDDY BEARS COME TO WEST LANCS


Sunday 21st May was our annual Teddy Bears Outing, when the bears in our woods wake up from winter hibernation and come to see what mischief they can get up to.

And there were lots of children with teddy bears too, taking advantage of our half-fare offer to ride the trains and enjoy our numerous attractions.


As well as fairground rides, games and the ever-popular catering van, drive-a-diesel was on offer and our live-steam layout 'Hundred End' was in operation.

 

News for members - log in here to read an item posted on 1st July

Come and join us!


There's always lots to do maintaining and improving our locomotives, rolling stock and operating facilities, not to mention crewing our trains and running the shop.


If you would like to get involved, we would be very pleased to see you. 


More details are here.

The Chairman's Review of 2016 - a very successful year for the Railway:



Some additional photo stories of what we got up to in 2016 are here.
 
 
 

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