Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Steam loco at Haverthwaite Station

Austerity 0-6-0ST at Haverthwaite

Picture Above: © Copyright Alan Pennington and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a Standard Gauge Heritage Steam line running from Haverthwaite to Lakeside at Lake Windermere in the Lake District.


The route totals up a 6 mile round trip.


Haverthwaite is the Southern Terminus of the line. This is the Railways Headquarters. Here are the Railways Engine Shed & Works which are open to the Public… There is also a Picnic Area, Restaurant, Booking Office, Gift Shop, Pay & Display Car Park (£1,50) and Public Transport Links!

Newby Bridge Halt

This little Halt is situated near the River Leven. This a great place to alight and go for a walk by the River. The Bridge is just a short walk along the Lane from the Station.

Lakeside (Windermere)

This is the Northern Terminus of the line. It is located at the Southern foot of Lake Windermere.

Here you can alight from the Train and board a boat and take a cruise on the Lake. The Last part of the journey to Lakeside runs mainly along the River Leven and Windermere.

Rolling Stock

The Railway has a wealth of Locos and Rolling Stock. Trains are normally Steam hauled, the Trains consisting of 4 or 5 Coaches. The Railway is famous for it’s two Fairburn Tank Engines.


Other Attractions nearby include Lakeland Motor Museum, which is located between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge and Windermere steam Boat Museum to name but a few…!


Operating Dates: See Website.

Line Length: 3 miles

Operational Locomotives:

  • LMS/BR Fairburn 2-6-4T No.42073
  • LMS/BR Fairburn 2-6-4T No.42085
  • Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST No.3698 Repluse
  • Bagnall 0-6-0ST No.2682 Princess
  • Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST No.2333 David
  • Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T No.1245
  • Fireless 0-6-0T No.1550 Sir James (Awaiting Restoration)
  • English Electric Class 11 0-6-0 No.7120
  • BR Class 03 0-6-0 No.D2117
  • BR Class 03 0-6-0 No.D2072
  • BRCW co. Type 2 Bo-Bo No.D5301
  • BR Class 20 Type 1 Bo-Bo No.D8314
  • BR Class 110 2 Car DMU Nos.52071 & 52077
Windermere Cruise Boat Teal

Teal departing from the dock at Lakeside Station

Picture Above: © Copyright Alan Pennington and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Newby Bridge Station

Newby Bridge Halt

Picture Above:  © Copyright Alexander P Kapp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Lakeside Station, L&HR

Lakeside station (Windermere)

Picture Above: © Copyright Keith Salvesen and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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