Welcome

With the exception of our Santa Specials, The Hampton & Kempton Waterworks railway is now closed for the winter, opening again on 21st March 2015.

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Welcome to the Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway. We are open10.30 am to 4.00 pm every Sunday in 2014 from March 22nd to November 16th 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.