Leadhills Railway logoLeadhills and Wanlockhead Railway

  • stunning scenery and amazing views

  • PASSING THE SIGNAL BOX

  • Have a look inside

  • Start of the climb

  • Sit back and relax

  • Steam Weekend 29th & 30th July

    THE VISITING STEAM LOCOMOTIVE THIS YEAR IS JACK. Pic courtesy of Graham Morris and Nick Williams via Alan Keef Ltd.

Welcome to Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway
Heritage Railway Association - Award Winners 2016
Open every weekend from Easter until last weekend in September

We will also be open on the following bank holiday,
Monday 7th August

Click here to buy your tickets for our Steam Weekend 29th/30th July

Leadhills is the home for Britain's highest narrow gauge adhesion railway, reaching 1,498 feet above sea level. Operated and managed by a team of dedicated enthusiasts, all of whom are volunteers, the railway welcomes visitors every weekend during the summer months. We also run special events outwith these times and hope that families enjoy our Easter, Halloween, Santa and Steam Weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays, the trains run frequently, with journey time taking 25 minutes. The journey takes you from the station at Leadhills to the terminus at Glengonnar halt before returning back to the station. The train runs past the disused Glengonnar Mine, where minerals were first excavated in the 1450's. The narrow gauge track has been built on the original track bed of the Caledonian Railway and today runs a variety of historic industrial diesel locomotives. Visitors are invited to explore the signal box and railway shed, view the trains and wander around our small shop and museum.

Evacuation Day at Leadhills

It's 1940 and it's Evacuation Day at Leadhills. The local Leadhill's Primary schoolchildren (all of them) took part in a re-enactment of the wartime (WW2) evacuation of the children from the towns to the countryside. In our case Leadhills was the town and Glengonnar the country.

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