Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
Rudyard Station
Nr Leek
Staffordshire
ST13 8PF
England

Website

www.rlsr.org

E-mail

info@rlsr.org

Telephone

railway

01538 306704

Office

01995 672280

Fax

01995 672280

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The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway is just North of Leek in Staffordshire. The lake railway uses miniature narrow gauge steam locomotives on its trains to give a 3-mile return trip along the side of Rudyard Lake. The 200-year old lake gave Rudyard Kipling his name. It has a long history of leisure attractions being actively developed and promoted by the old North Staffordshire Railway in the early 1900's to offer days out trips to the workers of the North West and Midlands. The lake is a family centre for picnics, sailing, boating, walking and fishing as well as riding the train and makes a superb day out ideal for kids. The latest of three railways to run on this site is 10 1/4 inch gauge and is equivalent to about half the size of a full scale narrow gauge railway. Our steam trains are normally pulled by steam engines and run every weekend from January to late November. Our engines all have names linked to the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. There are special events for children at Bank Holidays. We also do very successful learn to drive a steam engine courses for individuals or groups. Santa trains run in December

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

The steam trains will every Sunday from January 4 2009 to the29th November. Every Bank Holiday from Easter plus all Saturdays from 4 April to October 31st and daily during all the school holidays except Christmas

Closed: Last Sunday of operations is Halloween November 1st

Admission charges

Normal Return Fare £3.50 Aduilts £2.00 Kids

Additional info

Directions: The Railway is located 2 miles North of Leek in Staffordshire and is within easy traveling distance of the Midlands, Manchester and Merseyside. the nearest towns are Leek, Congleton, Macclesfield and Buxton. Follow the A523 Leek to Macclesfield Road. Watch out for the brown signs Lake Railway at the turn off towards the West one mile North of Leek onto the B5331. After half a mile turn sharp left after passing under the railway bridge and go up the ramp into the free car park.

Collection details

Land Transport, Literature, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Rudyard Kipling
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