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Local historic narrow gauge railway offering families a wonderful day out with train rides, picnic and play area. There's also a great programme of events running throughout the year from March to November.

Sometimes known as 'the secret railway' Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway is the only heritage operational steam narrow-gauge railway of its kind within the M25 and has a fascinating history for you to discover.   Open every Sunday from March to November,  train lovers of all ages will enjoy a ride on this historic railway which played a part in supplying clean drinking water to London in the early 1900s.   Want to know more?  Kempton Steam Museum, housing the world’s largest 62ft 1,000-ton pumping engine, is right next door so you can drop by and explore after your journey.  Plenty of parking and picnic and play area. 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Linda Roberts
Contact Position
Publicity manager


The railway is operated by volunteers and is only open every Sunday from March to November,  Special events are held throughout the operating year.  Kempton Steam Museum is next door to the railway housing the world's largest 1,000 tone steam pumping engine.  

Where to go

Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway
Snakey Lane
TW13 6XH
Get directions

Off Snakey Lane, use SATNAV TW13 7ND.  Free car parking available.  If travelling by public transport, the walk from the main gate is .75 miles. Check website concerning access and other information.   

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3 adults per session
£1 for children 5-16 per session
under 5's free
Special event prices may vary. Please check the website for details.


Other notes

We have wheelchair access to the train, with volunteers that are available to help.  All ages are welcome.  Kempton Steam Museum is right next door to the railway, housing the world's largest steam pumping engine.  Check the Kempton Steam Museum website for ticket prices and when 'in steam'.  

Cafe is available in the Museum and there is plenty of free parking, with children's'  play area and static train.  Toilet facilities are also on site.