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13 March 2009

Ride London's only steam railway

Out at Brentford in West London, the Kew Bridge Steam Museum is home to the Waterworks Railway, London's only steam railway.

The 2 ft gauge railway is operated by the Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust and you can ride a as a passenger for a full 400 yards around the museum site. The line runs a Hunslet "Wren" Quarry (corrected by author's train-geek father) class locomotive, a typical waterworks engine.

If you also love stationary steam engines, you can also apparently see a world celebrated collection of Cornish beam engines including the largest working beam engine in the World. Extreme!

The railway operates every Sunday from April to October and on other special days. Tickets for the museum are £9.50 and last for a year so you can go again as many times as you want within twelve months (once).

For more information, visit the Kew Bridge Steam Museum website at http://www.kbsm.org/exhibits/railway.

Click here to see the location on a map.

Picture from Wikipedia under Wikimedia Commons.


  1. But does the railway take bikes? I wouldn't want to be stranded!

  2. They have now got a new loco which is a wren class. So you where right just temporally incorrect!