The Branch Line Society


37706 at Cleethorpes platform 3 with our EDF Tracker railtour on 23rd January 2016 with 47786
on the rear of the train out of sight; one of a number of collaborations with West Coast Railways.


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


Castleton Light Railway

Fixture deferred to later in the year due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). All those who had booked for March 6th have been contacted and their booking will be held until the new date has been confirmed.

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

This fixture is for members only.

18th June 2021
to Tuesday
22nd June 2021

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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

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Scunthorpe Socially Distanced Steeler No.22

Fixture redated from 16th January 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.

16th September 2021
to Sunday
19th September 2021

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The BLS Niedersachsen Explorer

A four day BLS tour of freight lines of the Osthannoversche Eisenbahn in northern Germany by loco hauled train.

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