A short walk from Templecombe Station ‘and you can step back in time to a more leisurely age and ride through the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside along the route of the old Somerset & Dorset Railway – sadly closed to ‘main line’ trains in 1966.

Our delightful trains are operated in exactly the same way as their full-size counterparts, with every train movement safely governed by an interesting array of semaphore and colour-light signals controlled by the signalmen in two signal boxes. It is therefore no exaggeration to say that the Gartell Light Railway is a working museum of traditional railway practice with its steam engines, signal boxes and ‘old fashioned’ signals!

Find out more about Gartell Light Railway by visiting our website.


Contact details:

Telephone: 01963 370752

Email: contactglr@gmail.com

Gartell Railway owner John Gartell pictured here at the regulator of his own steam locomotive No.6 'Mr G'.