freight only lines

Freight Only Lines UK

Freight only lines can be great places to see quality modern traction such as class 66s and 37s, without having to worry about getting bowled by passenger services. There are quite a few freight only lines around the UK.

As freight only branches and freight only lines are away from the passenger lines, these freight lines tend to be off the beaten track or some distance away from the nearest station. Some lines are in open public spaces such as the Dudding Hill line, while others can be found in the middle of nowhere, for example, the Mendip quarries.

On this page, you’ll be able to read our trip reports and see photos from good vantage points at lots of different freight lines on the GB rail network.