Heritage railways in Shropshire

 

Relive days gone by with a trip on one of Shropshire's historic railways.

 

Severn Valley RailwaySevern Valley Railway

This route, originally operated between 1862 and 1963, now offers you the opportunity to take a ride on an old-fashioned steam train. Trains run between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster through the beautiful Severn Valley Country Parkand the Wyre Forest throughout the summer, with special timetables at other times of the year.

 

The Severn Valley Railway can be used as a rail link to reach Bridgnorth from mainline rail connections in Kidderminster.

 

Visit the Severn Valley Railway website for a full timetable.

 

Why not combine your train trip with a lovely cycle ride? A fantastic off-road stretch of National Cycle Network route 45, the Mercian Way, runs alongside the Severn Valley Railway through the country park.

 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

Cambrian Heritage Railway

Passenger services on the section of the Cambrian railway through Oswestry ended in 1966. Now the line is gradually being restored and short steam train rides are available from the old stations in Llynclys and Oswestry. Combine your visit with a trip to the Transport Museum in Oswestry.

 

Visit the Cambrian Heritage Railway website for train times.

 

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

Orignially opened in 1892, England's oldest and steepest inland furnicular railway operates year round between Bridgnorth's High Town and Low Town.

 

Find out more at the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway website.

 

The cliff railway is included in Shropshire's concessionary travel scheme.

 

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