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Enjoy a relaxed, unhurried and civilised journey on a steam train here at the East Somerset Railway. The majestic steam engine has been around for over 200 years. Seeing the trains in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your visit and there is always plenty to see, its an experience for everyone.

The East Somerset Railway operates steam trains throughout the year, view our Timetable for dates and times where your all day ticket lets you ride more than once.

If you live locally and visit the railway regularly then why not buy a Season Ticket or buy one as a present. Season Tickets

For children we have lots of events going on throughout the year such as Tractor Ted and Peppa Pig as well as other Special events including our popular Santa Trains.

For foodies or those who enjoy travelling in style why not sit back, relax and enjoy a lovely three course meal on our Mendip Belle dining train, or how about an afternoon Cream Tea in the summer.

The Whistlestop restaurant is open when we are in steam with delicious home made cakes, bacon butties as well as a choice of home cooked food made from local produce.

For the more adventurous, learn to drive a steam engine and actually take the controls on one of our Footplate Experience courses.

On sale we have Gift vouchers, very popular as an unusual gift idea. Gift vouchers are available for Sunday Lunches, Cream Teas, Footplates and Taster sessions; as well as for our standard travel tickets. ESR Vouchers

Our fully stocked Shop is open most days of the week for railway items. We have items for the casual visitor, children as well as for the die hard rail enthusiast and much much more.

We also accept Steam Experience Vouchers from Activity Superstore, Live the Dream, Into The Blue and Buy a Gift.

Buy Advanced Tickets on-line & Save 6 on a family ticket.

(Tickets are always available on the day from the ticket office)

Trains next run on -

Today: 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30
Sat 5th Sep: 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30
Sun 6th Sep: 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30

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Latest News

Santa Trains are now open and ready for booking

By: SJ, Fri 21st Aug

The ever popular Santa Specials are now available for booking. Please see our Santa Page for more details....[Full story]

05/08/2015 East Somerset Railway Welcomes Peppa Pig and George
23/07/2015 Now Open on Thursdays
15/07/2015 New Mendip Belle Date Added for 20th September
02/06/2015 We are now open on Wednesdays
08/05/2015 Tractor Ted is coming to the ESR on May 25th