South Downs Light Railway

Welcome to the website of the South Downs Light Railway

Our volunteer run railway is in the Pulborough Garden Centre, Stopham Road, Pulborough, RH20 1DS. Our trains will take you on an exciting trip through the gardens from Stopham Road Station.

We are re-opening for 2022 on Saturday 5th March 2022 following a successful Santa Season and some much needed maintenance work.

Trains run from March to September and are usually hauled by a real coal burning steam engine. It's great fun for adults and children alike.

The railway started in 2000 and we have carried many thousands of passengers on a journey of just under one mile.

We are always working to improve the railway and over the last few years, have built a new station and ticket office, an engine shed and extended the carriage shed. We have built a tunnel and added portals in 2017. Currently under construction is a purpose built water tower with coal bunker, and the re-installation of our turntable was completed in 2021. You can find out more about what we're doing and have done in the News section.

Come and see what we are up to and say hello. We pride ourselves on a friendly welcome.

Over on the right of this page (or below if you're using a small screen!) is a short video giving a quick look around our railway. Hit the play button and take a look. If you want to see a full run around our railway, take a look at the Journey page in the Railway section of the menu, where you'll see Tom taking Flying Scotsman for a trip around (he doesn't normally drive that quick, the video is double speed!)

Forthcoming loco roster

DATE

EVENT

LOCOMOTIVE++

Saturday 18th June 2022

Peggy

Sunday 19th June 2022

Agapanthus

Saturday 25th June 2022

Pulborough

Sunday 26th June 2022

Two Train Day

Pulborough
6220

Saturday 2nd July 2022

Pulborough

Sunday 3rd July 2022

South Downs Belle

Pulborough

Saturday 9th July 2022

Peggy

Sunday 10th July 2022

Peggy

Saturday 16th July 2022

Teddy Bear's Picnic

6220
Pulborough
Anna
Alice

Sunday 17th July 2022

Teddy Bear's Picnic

6220
Pulborough
Anna
Alice

Saturday 23rd July 2022

Pulborough

Sunday 24th July 2022

Pulborough

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Railway Mission

Saturday 30th July 2022

Peggy

Sunday 31st July 2022

Two Train Day

Peggy
Alice

++ Subject to mechanical availability.

Contact us:
By phone: 07518 753784
By email: info@south-downs-railway.com

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© South Downs Light Railway, 2022.

South Downs Light Railway Society Ltd
Stopham Road Station
Pulborough Garden Centre
Pulborough
West Sussex. RH20 1DS

A company limited by guarantee number 6426315

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