The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. It runs from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire and is operated by the Shackerstone Railway Society.
Shackerstone Station is at the northern end of the line, and is the headquarters of the railway with museum, Victorian tea room souvenir shop, loco shed and main rolling stock located here. There is ample free parking, and the Ashby Canal is just a stones throw away.
Our remarkable railway captures the very essence of a country line, with steam, diesel and railcar train services along with small stations meandering along a single track line. It really does convey something of the feeling and atmosphere of heady days past.
For anyone who retains a sense of nostalgia for times gone by, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at this place - one of Leicestershire’s best kept secrets, not just a train ride but a journey into history as well.
Whether you visit us on one of our special event days or on a more quieter day there is plenty to see and do on your visit. Why not extend your stay and join us for the weekend many of our special events run for several days and there is also plenty of other attractions near by to suit all generations.
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We are now undertaking winter track maintenance.
Trains will return on the 17th & 18th March.
It is planned for the early season trains to be hauled by the National Railway Museum's T9 locomotive No. 30120.
The National Railway Museums T9 Locomotive will be operating trains in March and April 2017