As we are currently closed to the genral public this is for information only.

we will welcome you to the railway  as soon as we can!

The Friendly Steam Railway Welcomes You

Come to the lovely village of Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset to meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train.

The train journey is approximately 40 minutes over our 5 mile round trip and you are welcome to ride as many times as you like on your visit! We are one of very few steam railways where you can visit our Engine Shed and Workshop, as well as enjoying our small Museum, Signal Box, Miniature Railway (Signal Box and Miniature Railway open on specific days), Shop and Whistlestop Café serving delicious home-made meals each day we are in steam (please note: the café will offer a limited service from 11.45am–1pm when our Sunday Lunch service is running ).

Please allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit - relax and enjoy your steam train ride through the beautiful Mendip countryside as well as visiting the other parts of the railway. Our friendly staff are always available to assist in any way, if you have any queries or require any help.



If you have a steam train ride gift voucher you do not need to pre-book a day to visit, or a specific train.  Don't worry, we always have room for everyone!

All you need to do is bring your voucher to the Ticket Office (on a day we are running trains!) and we will exchange it for our day rover.  This allows you to ride as many trains as you wish, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, small museum on the platform and our shop and cafe will be open.

*Please note*  Steam train ride gift vouchers cannot be used on children's character visit days (eg Peter Rabbit),  all Dining Trains and Santa Specials.  If you have a gift voucher for a Cream Tea, Sparkling Afternoon Tea, or Sunday Lunch these can be booked via our online ticketing system.

Disabled Access

Due to the age of our heritage carriages and their fixed seating we are unable to seat wheelchairs and mobility scooters in the main carriages. We have an adapted carriage for mobility impaired visitors which is accessed via a ramp with seating areas for carers.

Assistance Dogs are allowed to accompany their owner in all areas of the railway including the café and dining carriages (please let us know that an Assistance Dog will be with you when booking for our dining trains).


More Information

We are very dog friendly!

No need to leave Rover the Dog behind when you buy your day rover! Dogs are very welcome at the railway and can travel free of charge as long as they don't take up a seat!

We don't allow dogs into the dining carriages or Whistlestop cafe, but we have plenty of outside seating, loads of water bowls and if Rover visits the shop he may get a dog treat.

We also have a resident canine Meeter and Greeter  - Barney the Station Dog who has his own Facebook page. He'd love to see you!

Barney the station dog

In addition to our Whistlestop Café patio seating, we have some grass picnic areas that customers are welcome to use. These are situated next to the Children's play area, by the car park and there are some additional picnic tables by the Miniature Railway.

We hope you enjoy your time at The Friendly Steam Railway and if you are able to spare a few pennies as a donation we would really appreciate it. Donations go towards keeping our lovely heritage steam railway open for everyone to enjoy for years to come!