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Safety Reminder

Now is a good time to remind you of the importance of safety when photographing or seeing trains; not only those hauled by steam locomotives! It is imperative that you stand back from platform edges and behind lineside fences; even when at an authorised public foot-crossing and level-crossing to avoid debris and steam or being hit by the train itself. When taking photos or video, be mindful of your surroundings, making sure you're standing where legally allowed! Have someone "spot" you while you're looking through your camera's viewfinder. What you don't see could kill you.

Remember:

  • Trains can't stop quickly to avoid people or vehicles on the tracks.
  • Railway tracks, bridges, yards and right-of-way are private property – please do not trespass.
  • Never assume tracks are abandoned or inactive – ALWAYS expect a train and assume tracks are active.
  • Look both ways when approaching railway crossings and stop for trains. A train's distance from you -- and its speed -- can be deceiving.
  • Look twice at crossings with multiple tracks. Two tracks may mean two trains, so make sure all tracks are clear before crossing each rail line.
  • Avoid distractions including loud music, texting and talking on mobile phones. Look up and listen for train whistle or horns.

You Are Our Safety Ambassadors

As a Railway enthusiast, you're more aware of the dangers associated with train operations than your typical ordinary member of the public. Because of your knowledge, we're asking you to have the courage to tell someone if what they're doing is unsafe and against the law – for example standing on or too close to the tracks, running along the ballast, leaving trip hazards in walkways or climbing on equipment.

You can help us and continued steam on the mainline by spreading a message of safety or by reporting unsafe behavior to any member of Railway staff or British Transport Police. When it comes to safety, we're all on watch to make sure we all go home safe to our families.

Remember that trespass on the railway is a criminal offence


Date Event Promoter Booking
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7th Jun 2019 The Golden Age of Travel by Steam Belmond Belmond
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
10th Jul 2019 Stratford-Upon-Avon by Steam Belmond Belmond
Join Belmond British Pullman for a luxurious steam-hauled journey of drama and delight to Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of Britain's finest bard.
27th Jul 2019 The Golden Age of Travel by Steam Belmond Belmond
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
10th Aug 2019 The Atlantic Coast Express UK Railtours UK Railtours
A south-west marathon - Waterloo, Woking and Basingstoke (all pick up) via Salisbury, Yeovil, Honiton to Exeter. The return is via Taunton, Bristol, Westbury, Salisbury and as outward.
16th Aug 2019 The Golden Age of Travel by Steam Belmond Belmond
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
11th Sep 2019 Bath or Bristol by Steam Belmond Belmond
Set the course for adventure aboard the Belmond British Pullman train to Bristol, or visit Bath.
9th Oct 2019 Stratford-Upon-Avon by Steam Belmond Belmond
Join Belmond British Pullman for a luxurious steam-hauled journey of drama and delight to Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of Britain's finest bard.
18th Oct 2019 The Golden Age of Travel by Steam Belmond Belmond
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
8th Nov 2019 The Golden Age of Travel by Steam Belmond Belmond
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
5th Dec 2019 The Golden Age of Travel by Steam Belmond Belmond
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
14th Dec 2019 The Golden Age of Travel by Steam Belmond Belmond
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.