Barnsley Council want to make sure that there's a future for a heritage railway in Elsecar. It's a much-loved place and a real asset for the village and its industrial heritage.
Working closely with the Trustees of Elsecar Heritage Railway, Barnsley Council will be talking with partners, volunteers and the local community over the summer to explore options for the future and to find out what people would like to see. They will also look at future volunteering opportunities to support the project. More information will be shared about this soon.
Although the railway is closed at the moment, hard work has been ongoing behind the scenes to evaluate the condition of the site, its buildings and railway equipment. Over the coming weeks, some rolling stock and equipment will be leaving the Elsecar Heritage Railway site. These have either come to the end of their working life, are no longer in use at the railway or are not expected to be used in the future.
We're really pleased that Elsecar Heritage Centre will be reopening for business on Monday, 12 April (subject to government guidelines). The independent shops, studios, cafes, beer tap and antiques centre will offer a safe, relaxing and unique retail experience, and we look forward to welcoming you all back.
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At EHR our railway is a 100% voluntary organisation therefore we depend on the generosity and skills of our volunteers, there's a role for everyone.
Drop into our Elsecar Station for a warm Yorkshire welcome and join us on Sundays for our regular passenger rides
Elsecar Heritage Railway Footplate Experience
Make a dream come true and give someone the thrill of driving an engine? Our footplate experiences are very popular and bound to bring a smile to every coal covered face.
Steam & Diesel Available
For all enquiries or bookings please call 01226 740203
Become a member and have your say on our railway
EHR is a membership charitable company. Members can vote to influence the company's direction. Membership is open to all from 18 years old who support the objects of the charitable company.
Great Members Benefits
Come and see us at the station or please call 01226 740203
Like to meet new people ask us about volunteering
At EHR our railway is a 100% voluntary organisation therefore we depend on the generosity of our volunteers to not only keep the railway running but also to enable us to expand and grow. We always need extra help there's a role for everyone.
Come along, share your skills Ask about joining at the station or call 01226 740203
ABOUT ELSECAR HERITAGE RAILWAY
Ride a bit of Yorkshire history and drop into our Elsecar Station for a warm Yorkshire welcome.
Elsecar Heritage Railway has its roots in the South Yorkshire coal industry when, in 1850, the line was built to carry iron and coal from Elsecar to Mexborough. Sadly, the engines made their final runs in 1964 when Cortonwood Colliery closed.
In 2006, Elsecar Heritage Railway was formed to breathe new life into the line. Originally running from Elsecar to Hemingfield a 2014 lottery granted started the process of re-laying the track to Cortonwood. Operated and maintained, like many other Heritage Railways, by a team of volunteers, it offers you the opportunity to relive the age of steam. And, for the younger generation it is an excellent way to get up close to a real engine for the first time.
Come along and drop into our Elsecar Station for a real, warm Yorkshire welcome. Join us on Sunday afternoons for our regular passenger train rides, meet the crew, see the trains and explore the station and history of Elsecar Heritage Railway.
A great place for the family and enthusiast to visit.
Keep up to date on all the news and events happening at Elsecar Heritage Railway. We have a real mix of events throughout the year that are fun for all ages. Elsecar Heritage Railway is a great place for the family and enthusiast to visit.
Do Not Trespass On The Railway!
It is illegal to trespass on a railway line. The Line is regularly patrolled by South Yorkshire Police and 24 Hour Monitored CCTV.
All Aboard!! – 1st March 2020 reopening
All aboard!! Following our planned maintenance we are reopening and offering our passenger services on 1st March 2020, come and join us from 11 am
Heritage Railway Association Awards 2020
The Heritage Railway Association hosts an annual award evening every year to celebrate the achievements of volunteers and Heritage Railways throughout the UK
You can be sure of a warm Yorkshire welcome as well as the opportunity to ride on and experience the 'magic' and 'character' of our historic engines and carriages.
Please contact us for all enquiries by filling the contact form below or call us at the following number: 01226 740203
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