This searchable guide to steam railways comes complete with detailed listings on preserved railway stations, operational preservation lines, museums, restoration sites and locomotives throughout the UK and Ireland. Using searchable indexes, the directory allows you to search by a number of different criteria, including: railways by the facilities they offer or their nearest location; locomotives by name, type or number, builder or designer; and rolling stock by type, origin or wheel arrangement.;You may be planning a family day out, so need to know what facilites are available before you get there; you might like to know what journeys are available from a particular railway line and the features you can expect from the journey, such as the gradient of the line, what the views are like, or how much it will cost to travel. Maybe you and your enthusiast friends are looking for railways that offer training courses, history lectures or even driver footplate experience. The steam railway directory aims to help you with these enquiries, among many others.