|Father’s Day Record Breaker
Sunday was one of the best days we have had at the railway since we opened. We had train loads of people all day and the dads went free! Thanks to everybody who came and enjoyed the day.
This was the scene at the platform for most of the day.
Photo from Brian Turner
|We have produced a short video of our 2015 season opening day, you can view it here:
Welcome to the Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway. We are open from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm every Sunday in 2015, from March 15th to November 22nd and some Saturdays as well (see our schedule and prices). You can find us near to the Thames Water works at Kempton, off Snakey Lane, see our map and directions. We are arguably one of the best kept secrets in West London and we have one of the oldest working steam locomotives in the south of England. Adults and children alike love riding around the Hanworth Loop – our 2 ft gauge railway line – in a period coach pulled by our 1903 steam loco.
The Hanworth Loop is the first stage of a major project to reinstate the historic narrow gauge line that hauled coal from the Thames at Hampton to the giant steam pumping engines that are in the beautiful listed building adjacent to our railway. As well as our regular Sunday running, on the Museum Steaming Weekends we run on Saturday as well. On these weekends the giant triple expansion steam pumping engine is also in steam. There are nine full weekend steamings and they each have extra attractions such as a classic car and bike shows, model railway exhibition, a Stanley Steam car and many others. Then, as Christmas approaches, we will have our Santa Specials, details and bookings will be available on this site nearer the time. The dates and details of the steaming weekends can be found on our prices and events page.
Teas, coffee and snacks will be on sale or you can bring your own picnic and use our lovely picnic field and watch the trains. And you are welcome to contact us if you would like to hold a birthday party here.