Steam Railways | Steam Collection in Poole, Dorset | Luscombe Valley Railway

One man's ambition ...
... to keep the dream of steam alive

Steam Ahead

Luscombe Valley Steam Collection in Poole, Dorset represents a lifetime's dedication to steam, lovingly and meticulously assembled by Richard Knott. It comprises a five inch gauge, ground-level, passenger-carrying railway, a traction engine, a steam lorry, a full-sized steam car and a 30 ft steam launch, just to mention a few of the attractions.

Latest News From Luscombe Steam

This year we re–open the railway four times to the public.

  • Saturday and Sunday April 27th / 28th.
  • Saturday and Sunday our major opening July 27th / 28th.
  • Saturday and Sunday September 14th / 15th.
  • Saturday December 21st
Steam Lorry
Steam Boat
Model Train

Steam Collection

The collection is based in the grounds of Richard Knott's home, which is open to the public four times a year and regularly brings in the crowds. It raises money for charity at the same time as giving pleasure to both enthusiasts and the general public.

On Open Days {see Events Page} each visitor is welcome to ride on the railway as many times as they would like to. It's got a reputation for being pretty addictive. Everyone is also encouraged to view the other steam exhibits during their stay.

But that's not all.

Moving indoors, there is an extensive "00" model railway layout, based on the Somerset and Dorset line. This is always on view during open days and the sheer detail will probably take your breath away.

Go to our Luscombe Valley Steam Events page for details of Open Days.