Midlands

Festive season trains spreading joy across the Midlands

 
Santa's helpers, Churnet Valley Railroad, Cheddleton, Staffordshire.
Santa’s helpers, Churnet Valley Railroad, Cheddleton, Staffordshire. © Dave Gibson | Churnet Valley Railroad

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East Midlands


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Chapel Brampton, Northampton
Northampton & Lamport Railway

Santa’s Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 26th November through 24th December.
Mince Pie Specials run Sunday and Monday, 31st December and 1st January.
Telephone: 01604 820327.

Loughborough, Leicestershire
Great Central Railway

Santa Special operates Saturdays and Sundays, 25th November through 17th December; Wednesday through Sunday, 20th through 24th December.
Telephone: 01509 632323.

Matlock, Derbyshire
Peak Rail

Santa Steam Specials operates Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 17th December; Wednesday through Sunday, 20th through 24th December.
Telephone: 01629 580381.

Ripley, Derbyshire
Midland Railway Centre

Santa Specials operate run Saturdays and Sundays, 25th November through 17th December (also Wednesday 13th); Wednesday through Sunday, 20th through 24th December.
Telephone: 01773 570140.

Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Great Central Railway – Nottingham

Santa Specials Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays, 26th November through 24th December.
Winter Holiday Trains run Wednesday through Friday, 27th through 29th December.
Telephone: 01159 405705.

Shackerstone, Leicestershire
Battlefield Line Railway

Santa’s Christmas Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 10th December; Fridays through Sundays, 15th through 24th December.
Mince Pie Specials run Thursday 28th December through Monday 1st January.
Telephone: 01827 880754.

Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Santa Experience operates Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 17th December; daily, Tuesday through Sunday, 19th through 24th December.
Telephone: 01629 823076.

West Midlands


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Brownhills, Staffordshire
Chasewater Railway

Santa Specials operate Sundays, 3rd, 10th and 17th December; Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th December.
Telephone: 01543 452623.

Churnet Valley Railroad
Cheddleton, Staffordshire

Santa & Steam Trains operate Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays, 2nd through 20th December; Thursday through Saturday, 21st through 23rd December.
Christmas Carol Service runs Friday, 15th December.
Yuletide Winter Warmer runs Wednesday 27th December.
New Year’s Winter Warmer runs Saturday 30th December through Monday 1st January.
Telephone: 01538 750755.

Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Severn Valley Railway

Santa Steam Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 24th December.
Santa Heralds Trains run Tuesday through Friday, 19th through 22nd December.
Christmas Carol Trains run Saturdays, 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd December.
Christmas Cracker Express school service runs Fridays through Sundays, 5th December through 14th December.
Festive Season Service runs Tuesday 26 December through Tuesday 2nd January.
Telephone: 01562 757900.

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Foxfield Steam Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 25th November through 24th December.
Telephone: 01782 396210.

Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
Amerton Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 24th December.
Telephone: 01785 254919.

Telford, Shropshire
Telford Steam Railway

Polar Express is sold out for 2017.
Telephone: 01952 503880.