Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway was pleased to get a visit from 'The Other 2014 Baton' on Friday 11th July 2014 in the run up to the commonwealth games.
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SPEND THE DAY WITH US
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway is Britain's highest narrow gauge railway. Operated and managed by a dedicated team of volunteers the railway welcomes you every weekend during the summer months from EASTER WEEKEND until the LAST WEEKEND in September. We also operate SPECIAL EVENTS outwith these times and we hope that you can join us whenever you can so please keep an eye on our website to see whats on.
The area around Leadhills and Lowther Hills is well worth exploring and is known as 'God's Treasure House in Scotland' because of the vast number of mineral deposits found there. From lead, zinc and copper to silver and gold, a fascinating glimpse into the area's mining and industrial heritage is on display at the Museum of Lead Mining in Wanlockhead. A real hidden treasure! Gold panning courses are run throughout the summer and can be booked through the museum.
LEND A HAND
If you are looking to get more involved and have some time to spare then why not become a member where you can learn to drive a train, act as guard, become a signaller or if you prefer to get your hands nice and dirty then you could give MACKIE THE TERRIBLE a hand every Thursday ensuring that our track and infrastructure is all in order for the Weekends Operations. Check out our MEMBERSHIP page for further information.