The Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society will be running rail tours around the Scunthorpe site over the summer months – see the attached timetable for dates and times.
Standard railtours are two and a half hours long and use railway coaches to take visitors around 15 miles of the site’s internal rail system . A live commentary is given on these tours explaining the iron and steelmaking process. We then call in at the Society’s loco shed , where light refreshments are avalible, and there is an opportunity view our workshops.
Brake Van Tours are about one and a half hours in duration and passengers are carried in one of three brake vans with open verandas. These tours visit parts of the site that we do not normally visit on standard rail tours. These tours do not call at our loco sheds. There are no toilets available on the train and due to the open verandas are not suitable for children under 12.
Evening rail tours are about one hour long and cover about seven miles of the site’s internal rail system . They are suitable for all ages and use our standard passenger coaches. These tours do not visit the loco sheds.
All places on these railtours must be pre-booked. Bookings can be made via Brigg Tourist Information on 01652 658053 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although no charge is made for the railtours , a collection will be made at the end of the tour to cover operating and maintenance costs.
The Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society uses contributions from these collections to enable us to maintain our locos/ rolling stock and to continue to operate these rail tours.