• Beer Festival tickets now on sale – 11 & 12 November – 0117 932 5538

    • 2017 Driver Experience Days are now available to book online

    • Our station Buffet is open from 9am,  7 days a week

    • Next Young Members’ Working Day – Sunday 6 November

  • Welcome to The Avon Valley Railway

    Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through-route between Birmingham and the South Coast the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960's the Avon Valley Railway was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam can once again be heard along the Avon Valley.

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    • Music Train


      24th September 2016
    • Welcome to "Sapper"

      This week we have said goodbye to GWR Prairie 5521 (L.150), but we have also welcomed Hunslet Austerity "Sapper" to the AVR. The popular engine will b...

      27th July 2016
    • 1940s Exhibitors & Re-enactors information

      The 2016 application form for exhibitors, re-enactors, vehicle owners and history groups wishing to attend our 1940s Weekend on 24 & 25 September ...

      23rd March 2016
    • 'Pines Express' Two Course Dining Trains

      Join us for our Two Course Pines Express If you want a meal to remember, look no further than our Two Course Pines Express dining trains. Depart...

      15th December 2015
    • Fish 'n' Chips

      If you are looking for a relaxing evening out, look no further than the Avon Valley Railway's Fish 'n' Chips train. Our Fish 'n' Chips Evening Spec...

      15th December 2015
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