Steam trains in Yorkshire. Yorkshire is blessed with many locations where the opportunity to get up close and personal with those fire- and smoke-breathing giants of the Industrial Revolution, the steam trains, is not only possible, but positively encouraged.
The Preserved - or Heritage - Railways came about in the UK due to exception being taken, by character-full individuals, to the savage cuts introduced in the early 1960s by British Railways on the advice of a certain Dr Beeching.
Little boys, from six to ninety-six, the world over, dream of becoming train drivers. Thanks to the devoted work of thousands of dedicated volunteers those dreams can be made to come true for a lucky few willing to get their hands dirty. Following many years of hard work, some of our preserved railways have built up their viability to such an extent they can now offer days or even a weeks worth of train-driving experience.
Here are just a few places just waiting for you to visit...