The Branch Line Society


Class 08 haulage often features in the Society's fixtures. Here 08903 and 08743 provide the traction
on the Wensleydale Wilton Shunter Spectacular on 25th September 2016. [© Alan Sheppard]


The Society maintains an active programme of varied outdoor fixtures, and these are run primarily for members. In some cases, especially mainline charter trains, we are pleased to accommodate non-members.

Members receive 24 newsletters per year giving advance notification of events, and benefit from priority booking and discounted fares. You can normally re-coup your membership fee on just one fixture and some fixtures are for members only, so
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If you are not a member and would like to be kept informed about our fixtures, please click here.

Click on a fixture name below for more details, and to book or notify interest.

Please note that although dates are given as far in advance as possible (in order to allow a measure of planning by intending participants to take place), they must be treated as only provisional until an event is actually open for bookings, as changes can and do occur.

6th March 2021

Waiting List

Castleton Light Railway

An all available lines winter visit to the Castleton Light Railway, Castleton Moor, North Yorkshire.

This fixture is for members only.

This fixture is now full. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please click on the tour name and click on the "Join waiting list" button - there is no need to send an email.

18th June 2021
to Tuesday
22nd June 2021

Notify interest

The BLS Silesian Explorer

In conjunction with Polish tour operator Turystyka Kolejowa, the BLS are pleased to offer a five-day railtour around Wrocław as well as rare freight lines in the surrounding area, highlights being the much sought-after Żmigród Test Track located north of the city and freight branches including Jerzmanice Zdrój, Gostyń, Murów and Krapkowice.

30th August 2021

Save the date

Scunthorpe Socially Distanced Steeler No.22

Fixture redated from 16th Janury 2021 due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). All those who had booked for January have been contacted and transferred to the new date unless they requested otherwise.

Over 100 miles of standard gauge track to choose from; a great way to see a working integrated steel works and 24-hour industrial railway at close quarters in 200 acres totally unspoilt by tourism.

This fixture is for members only.

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