Welcome to the Northampton & Lamport Railway

11435_197597346334_1967175_nThe Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel tourist railway in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, located just 5 miles from Northampton we are in easy reach of the motorway network.
With approximately 1½ miles of running track alongside the Brampton Valley Way, a 14 mile linear park from Northampton to Market Harborough, you can not only ride one of our trains along the former line but walk along and watch the steam and diesel engines in action.

At Pitsford and Brampton station you can buy one of our Day Rovers tickets* (on selected services) and ride all the trains all day, sit watch the world over a cup of tea at the Platform 3 Buffet and visit the gift shop or our second hand bookshop – the Emporium.  All staffed by our dedicated team of volunteers who work hard in bringing history back to life.


*Only selected services. Look out for the Pay Once Ride All Day Tickets on the event pages for this offer.

Northampton and Lamport Railway is open Sundays and our operating season runs March to October offering a wide range of events using both steam and diesel engines; check out our event pages for more details.

Please note: We regret that we are unable to offer wheelchair access on our trains. This is temporary while we refurbish our wheelchair accessible coach. The Northampton & Lamport Railway apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Peckett 2104 is see standing at the Boughton platform starter signal for the first time on the 6th of May 2012. Photo: G.R. Titmuss

Press Release: Corporate Assistance Given to Heritage Railway Sector

Following an appeal to GB Railfreight by heritage railway Northampton Steam Railway (NSR), both GB Railfreight and London Underground teamed up in a partnership to assist NSR by providing redundant assets for use in track maintenance renewal and extension work on the steam railway line based at Chapel Brampton, Northampton. NSR initially contacted GBRf, who, …

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View of a completed running line point check rail on the running/main line side of the point. New CCL chair nearest, with new wooden keys to keep the rail firmly in place. Note the improved splayed end and compare against the old ones in step 2. We now have a decent check rail with no side wear on the head, with a more gradual lead in over the correct length, and properly seated in chairs and held firm. The lead in now has an initial flangeway gap of 3 ½ inches and the flangeway gap is now 1 ¾ inches along the parallel section and opposite the crossing nose on the point. It looks much better than the old one. Photo: Graham Peacock

Permanent Way work party Sunday 7th February 2016: Fitting New Check Rails at Pitsford Sidings

Article & photos supplied by Graham Peacock After delivering our newly constructed check rails alongside the junction at Pitsford Sidings the day before, the job of fitting them was tackled. This would ensure we maintain the correct tolerances through the junction on all routes i.e. through the running line and siding points, as shown in the …

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