Scenic Rail in Winter

21 December 2022

Scenic railways across Britain look stunning at any time of the year but there is just something magical about seeing them glisten in winter.

So, to celebrate this year's Winter Solstice, we've collated some of our favourite scenic railway photographs taken over the years. A big thank you to our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram that have shared their beautiful winter photos with us, some of them we've included below.

Take a few minutes, get cosy and relax with a warm drink as you enjoy browsing these chilly, but charming, photographs of scenic railways in winter.

And don't forget to follow us on social media for more stunning scenic rail photography throughout the seasons. We always love to see photos of your rail adventures, so be sure to share them with us on our Twitter, Facebook & Instagram pages.


Ribblehead Viaduct in the middle of snowy Yorkshire countryside
Bentham Line Train in the winter sun
West Highland Line in the snow
Photo: @rudakasia82 on Instagram
Sunrise over Ben Nevis with railway track in foreground
Photo: Phil Bradley
Mountain with snow on, train in the foreground
Photo: Russell Cheyne
Winter frost with train cutting throught the woodland along the Conwy Valley Line
Photo: @rory_trappe on Instagram
Snowy railway at Kents Bank Station with Lake District fells in the background
Taken at the end of the platform. Photo: Mary Rossall
Bridge across Kent estuary with the Lake District mountains in the background
Knucklas Viaduct with rainbow and dark sky
Photo: @carrie_countrylife on Instagram
Nuneaton Station in the winter
Nuneaton Station. Photo: @LesPiggypics on Twitter
Brundall Station covered in snow
Taken safely from the railway crossing at Brundall Station. Photo: Ian Dinmore
Tyne Valley Line in the snow
Photo: Patrick Rice
Surrey HIlls to South Downs view from the train in winter sunshine


Near Rainham

Near Rainham, train line thick with snow
Photo: @charing_steve on Twitter


Ribblehead Station

Settle to Carlisle

Ribblehead Station in the winter sun along the Settle to Carlisle line
Photo: Anthony Ward
Train travelling across Calstock Viaduct in the winter sun
Photo: Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Photo: Luke Griffin on Facebook
Photo: Luke Griffin on Facebook

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