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Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society – Railtours around the Steelworks

On selected summer weekends, AFRPS run Railtours around the Scunthorpe Steelworks site. With guides on hand, you’ll learn all about Iron and Steel Making with glimpses of red hot steel. The afternoon tours are suitable for all the family and on selected Saturday evenings Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation run adult only brake van tours. You can also enjoy a coffee in a restored Buffet carriage when there is a short stop at the loco sheds.

Summer 2022 Brake Van Tours

These tours are now available to book through our website

The tours last around 4 hours and with a commentary, you will be guided around the Scunthorpe steelworks site, hearing about the operations and history of the site while seeing it first-hand. Some of the unique industrial scenes are near impossible to see anywhere else – what better way to see it than an open veranda behind a heritage locomotive!

Partway through the tour you will visit our locomotive sheds, where you can enjoy food, visit our gift shop and use the restrooms.

There is no minimum age however, please inform us if you are bringing young children so we can accommodate them.

All tour places must be pre booked.

Why not book your own veranda?

You can book a veranda of a brake van for the cost of £50.

This can hold between 1 and 6 people and you will have this to yourself for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates

All tours take place at 11am

Saturday 14th May 2022 – Steam
Saturday 21st May 2022 – Steam
Saturday 28th May 2022 – Diesel
Saturday 11 June 2022 – Steam
Saturday 18 June 2022 – Steam
Saturday 25 June 2022 – Steam
Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Steam
Saturday 30th July 2022 – Steam
Saturday 13th August 2022 – Steam
Saturday 20th August 2022 – Steam
Saturday 10th Sept 2022 – Steam
Saturday 17th Sept 2022 – Diesel
Saturday 24th Sept 2022 – Steam
Saturday 1st October 2022 – Steam
Saturday 15th October 2022 – Steam
Saturday 29th October 2022 – Diesel

Please note: The locomotive types booked to haul the tour can be subject to change due to operational issues.

photo of the steelworks external grounds with a steel wagon spilling hot melted steel

logo of the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society

logo of British Steel

Gate E, Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1XA
07889 297271
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