Steaming around the steelworks!

Posted by Chris Graham on 18th February 2022

Fancy steaming around the steelworks? The Appleby-Frodingham Railway Preservation Society will be resuming tours in Scunthorpe this year.

Steaming around the steelworks

Steaming around the steelworks: A rail tour with a difference, but the chance to steam in an industrial setting. (Pic: Phil Barnes)

The Appleby-Frodingham Railway Preservation Society plans to once again run tours around British Steel’s Scunthorpe site in North Lincolnshire, during 2022.

At the time of going to press, there was limited capacity still available for the rail tours being held on the 9th and 30th of April, with further dates going forward due to be released. Visit for updates.

1958-built Yorkshire Engine Co shunter at Scunthorpe. (Pic: Phil Barnes)

Socially-distanced brake van tours are also being offered for groups of up to six people per veranda for a recommended donation of £50. You can telephone 07889 297271 for further details about this. More dates are due to be announced for evening tours, utilising a DMU with low-level lighting to enable passengers to view the burning slag piles on site. Driving experiences utilising recently withdrawn Pacer DMU No. 144017 are being offered for £200 for one person, or £300 for two to share the two-hour time slot. Please note that all admissions are pre-bookable only.

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