Elsecar Heritage Railway Trust, has faced a number of challenges in recent times, as landlord to the site Barnsley Council have been in regular contact with trustees of Elsecar Heritage Railway Trust to look at ways to address these challenges and to make the railway a viable attraction.
The board of trustees at Elsecar Heritage Railway Trust have expressed that their best, and only course of action is to surrender their lease to the railway sites that are owned by Barnsley Council while further work takes place to determine their next steps. The railway sites include Elsecar, Cortonwood and the railway line between them.
The railway is an important part of Barnsley’s history and visitor offer and Barnsley Council are committed to securing the future of the railway for residents and future generations to enjoy. Working alongside the Trust they are reviewing a number of options to ensure the well-loved visitor attraction has a successful and sustainable future.
The railway will remain closed for the time being while various options are explored. We will keep visitors updated on progress as plans are developed.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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