The Gala Is Coming!

On Sunday 24 May we are holding our first Gala where we will be showing off all our Locos and Rolling Stock. There will be a full day of running with both passenger services and goods trains.Here is our Ransomes & Rapier 6 ton crane transporting one of our  ex MOD wagons to the loading bay as part of the preparations for the big day.IMG_4477 enh







And here is a video to whet your appetite

Also don’t forget this coming weekend 16th & 17th May Darent is in steam on both Saturday and Sunday. The Great Engine will also be in steam and we have stationary engine displays on Saturday and the TR Register are visiting with their classic roadsters on Sunday.

On Sunday 22 March the Mayor of Spelthorne visited us and named our diesel, Spelthorne. Here is a short video of her visit (along with some Morris dancing in the Great Engine House):
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.

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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 IMGP4017 72dpiand 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.

SecondHandBooksAnd for you railway enthusiasts, we usually have a collection of second hand railway books for sale.