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Welcome to Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway
Heritage Railway Association - Award Winners 2016

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.

cfg tamper

I am pleased to be able to announce that on Monday 7th September 2015 we have formally placed an order for a BR-100 rail mounted tamping machine with Alan Keef Ltd. of Ross-on-Wye. The machine will be provided by a French company, Constructiones Ferrovaires Giragr (CFG), for whom Alan Keef Ltd. are the UK agents.

Update:- 9th Nov 2015 - Our new ballast tamper has now been fully manufactured and assembled by CFG in France. It will now be dismantled into three crates ready for transportation to the UK later this week. Happy days !