Heritage Railway

East Yorkshire’s idyllic railway backwater

WHERE in the UK can you find a standard gauge railway inspired by the light railways of Colonel Holman F Stephens? While the Kent & East Sussex Railway, Rother Valley Railway or even the East Kent Railway may spring to mind, there is a small standard gauge railway tucked away in the quiet countryside of the East Riding of Yorkshire, not far from the small historic market town of Howden.

In a remote and tranquil location you’ll

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