Welcome to the Swallowdale Railway

The real Swallowdale [Photo: S. Partridge Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license]

Offering a visitor experience like no other, the Swallowdale Railway traverses countryside of incredible magnificence.

Our quaint little narrow gauge trains are all steam hauled, with assistance provided by battery-electric mining locomotives when climbing the steep gradients from sea level up over the fells to High Topps in the shadow of Mount Kanchenjunga.

High Topps is also home to the Gulch copper mine operated by the SADMC mining company, sending copper ore in SdR-operated freight trains to the lakeside quay at Horseshoe Cove,