We are a short-line narrow-gauge railway with live steam engines

and a large collection of industrial locos - come and ride our trains!


We regret to announce that, following the elevation of Lancashire to Covid Tier 3 status, we have decided to end our operating season and close the Railway with immediate effect.

This is a disappointing end to what was a very enjoyable late-summer/early autumn burst of activity, but we feel it is necessary to ensure the safety of both Railway staff and visitors.

We still intend to run our famous Santa Specials, for which we are completely sold out. You can sign up here for a waiting list for each train.

You can follow our progress on our news page and also subscribe to our newsletter.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again in happier times.


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


(Tripadvisor comment)

 " A massive thank you to yourself and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make today special for our children and staff " 

(Primary school teacher)

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West Lancashire Light Railway

West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, nr Preston PR4 6SP     

    Phone 01772 815 881                                      westlancsrailway@gmail.com