As the summer heats up, MARK CHIVERS picks out some of the railway highlights to enjoy a day out and draw inspiration from all over Britain.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE RAILWAY CENTRE
Where: Station Road, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 4BY
When: Steaming days: Sundays (April to October)/Wednesdays (late July/August)/Bank Holiday Mondays
Prices: Adults £12.50, seniors £11.50, children £8.50, family from £24 (standard steam days – see website for special event prices)