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The Northampton & Lamport Railway (NLR) is a volunteer-run heritage railway just a few miles north of Northampton. It uses part of the former LNWR Northampton to Market Harborough line, which was closed by BR in 1981.

Volunteers have rebuilt the railway from scratch since 1984. We now operate over a distance of 2 miles between Pitsford & Brampton and Boughton, offering steam and/or heritage diesel trains most Sundays, as well as on some Saturdays and Bank Holidays during special events.

Full information on running days and events, see our web site

Our new extension to Boughton is NOW OPEN!

Pictures taken on the opening day below


Driver Experiences

New for 2024

Make someone’s dreams come true or realise your own ambitions with a Driver Experience or Footplate Ride at the Northampton & Lamport Railway.

Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime or realise a childhood dream. Step on board a heritage locomotive for an experience you’ll never forget!

Immerse yourself into the living, breathing world of a steam loco cab on a Steam Driving Experience or Footplate Ride. Alternative, feel the raw power of a Diesel Driver Experience or Cab Ride.

Treat yourself or someone special to an unforgettable experience, savouring the might of heritage diesel traction or the true magic of steam.

There is a warm welcome from the staff and volunteer’s of the Welsh Highland Railway which is one of North Wales premier attractions stretching from the historic Royal borough of Caernarfon, coast to coast across the foothills of Snowdon, and on to the harbour town of Porthmadog, a distance of some 25 miles. 
 This line was completed in 2011 after years of back breaking work by volunteers and is a credit to all of them. 
The line from Porthmadog to Ffestiniog is the original line where the slate was brought down by ‘gravity’ trains (no loco) all the way from the mines to the port for export by boats.


 Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF

Please help us to keep this wonderful railway running by visiting us, ride the trains, and listen to our public appeal. –  Thankyou
We are delighted to announced the success, and the closure of the ‘Crisis Appeal’, which was set up to support the not-for-profit charity over the pandemic 
Thanks to our generous supporters the appeal raised an incredible £440,000.
 “The generosity of our members and the local community has been staggering; raising an incredible amount which will help get us back on our feet. From the whole team at the railway, thank you! We’ve had phenomenal support, and this funding has enabled us to retain our people and keep operating with plans for the future.
“The NYMR is extremely important to the region, both economically and culturally. Funding throughout the pandemic has meant that the Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey (YMJ) project can carry on. This includes building its conservation and heritage apprenticeship programmes, lineside ecological conservation work, fuss free access for disabled visitors, expanding the railways learning offer and reaching out to individuals, groups and communities to share the charities passion for the history of the region through steam travel.”
In addition to the crisis appeal, the railway was further supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) as part of its YMJ project, and was awarded £1.9m as part of the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund administered by the Arts Council.
The railway has also been helped with the reassurance of backing by its bankers, Santander, as part of the CIBLS loan scheme.


This is your chance to drive a 1/3 real live steam locomotive