The West Lancashire Light Railway is a short two-foot gauge passenger-carrying railway.
It runs for about a quarter of a mile around a fishing lake (originally a clay-pit) in the village of Hesketh Bank, in West Lancashire.
From small beginnings in the 1960s, it has grown to include a number of historic steam locomotives, which have been restored on site. We also have many examples of small industrial diesels that were once commonplace in Lancashire and surrounding areas.
The Railway is operated entirely by volunteers, and is funded by fare income, donations
and membership fees. The Railway is a registered charity.
We offer a family-friendly venue for visitors interested in live steam railways and the preservation of our industrial heritage. Many of our visitors are locals who come regularly
to ride our trains, whilst for special events people come from near and far to see our latest attractions. These include visiting engines, freight trains, traction engines, vintage cars
and buses, and live steam model railways.
The Railway is operated by :
The West Lancashire Light Railway Trust
Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Nr Preston PR4 6SP
Registered Charity No.1121149
Some of our favourite websites:
(our very own Facebook page)
(follow our tweets!)
(images of our recent doings)
(our photo albums)
(owners of several of our locos)
(our Quarry Bagnall's site)
(home to Joffre no.3014)
(includes photos of Sybil and Alice)
(your webmaster's image galleries)
(suppliers of our model railway buildings)
(a report of their 2017 visit)
(what's on in the county)
(support our village!)
(our French twin)