The West Lancashire Light Railway

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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 from Easter to the end of 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.

Our next big event:

Our Autumn Working Engines Gala, where everything that can run will run. 

Frequent Steam Passenger trains, Demonstration Freight trains, Drive a Diesel, Traditional Children's Fairground rides, Hot food and drinks from our famous rail catering wagon. Heritage Bus rides. 

Great Family fun - tickets are valid ALL DAY. 


Our famous Santa Specials are open for booking!

Click here for details.


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.

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

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Some photo stories of what we get up to are here.

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