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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 behaviour 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

DateEventPromoterBooking
Details
30th May 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
13th Jun 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
27th Jun 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
9th Jul 2024The End of Southern SteamRailway Touring CompanyRailway Touring Company
This day trip behind Clan Line provides a unique opportunity to visit the Yeovil Railway Centre and the popular seaside resort of Weymouth for the afternoon.
18th Jul 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
8th Aug 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
22nd Aug 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond train
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
24th Aug 2024The Cotswold VenturerRailway Touring CompanyRailway Touring Company
Our destination is the cathedral city of Worcester, located on the banks of the river Severn and internationally famous as the home of Worcestershire Sauce. We travel outward via Staines and then from Reading via the Great Western Main Line to Didcot and Swindon. We then run via the Golden Valley line through Kemble and Stroud, which will include the steep climb up to Sapperton tunnel.
12th Sep 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
26th Sep 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
28th Sep 2024The Atlantic Coast ExpressRailway Touring CompanyRailway Touring Company
We will leave London Waterloo steam hauled in the morning and make our way to Exeter where there will be a break to visit the historic city centre. Our return route will be via Bristol, Bath and Salisbury back to London Waterloo.
10th Oct 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
24th Oct 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
31st Oct 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
7th Nov 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.
14th Nov 2024The Golden Age of Travel by SteamBritish Pullman, a Belmond trainBritish Pullman
A lunchtime tour round Southern England, starting and finishing at London Victoria.

Please note that the operation of Clan Line on these tours is subject to locomotive availability and other operational changes outside the control of the Society. Please refer to, or contact, the relevant tour operator for details.

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