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.
YOUNG VOLUNTEERS DAY 18th March 2017 at Avon Valley Railway The popular HRA Volunteers day, with a focus on the next generation of operational v...09th February 2017
13 & 14 May Join Paddington for a weekend of family fun at the Avon Valley Railway 13 & 14 May Enjoy childrens’ fairground rides, craft activ...04th November 2016
2017 dates now available During 2017 we are running a series of experiences to give you the chance of a lifetime to drive a steam or diesel loc...04th November 2016