South Downs Light Railway

Welcome to the new 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've re-opened again for 2020, but only running trains on Sundays during August and September, although we are opening in October too, which is a first for us!

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. 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!)

Santa is coming to SDLR!

December sees the wonderful season of Christmas arrive at South Downs Light Railway, along with special visits from the main man himself, Santa!

Tickets are available now on our ticket website, follow this link to book now. For more information, come and take a look at our dedicated Santa page on the website.

If you are looking to book 20 or more tickets, please contact us first at tickets@south-downs-railway.com so that we can check that the train you want to travel on has enough space.

Forthcoming loco roster

DATE

EVENT

LOCOMOTIVE++

Saturday 5th December 2020

Santa Special

Pulborough
Peggy

Sunday 6th December 2020

Santa Special

Pulborough
Peggy

Saturday 12th December 2020

Santa Special

Pulborough
Peggy

Sunday 13th December 2020

Santa Special

Pulborough
Peggy

Saturday 19th December 2020

Santa Special

Pulborough
Peggy

Sunday 20th December 2020

Santa Special

Pulborough
Peggy

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Santa Special

Pulborough
Peggy

++ 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, 2018.

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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