Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway. Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh SO50 5PE, UK
About Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway is a popular attraction near to Southampton, perfect for a day out with the kids. The railway runs from its main station, Eastleigh Parkway, to Monks Brook Halt and then back to Eastleigh Parkway. Trains are usually steam hauled and the journey of 1¼ miles takes about 15-20 minutes. Monks Brook Halt gives an opportunity to visit the lakes, children’s playground or use the adjacent picnic tables.
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