Monday, June 29, 2020


Brigg Tourist Information Centre has handled bookings for nostalgic train rides around the extensive Scunthorpe steelworks complex for many years.
Although the TIC, in the Buttercross (pictured) has been closed for some time due to  Coronavirus lockdown, the Appleby-Frodingham Railway Preservation Society has now resumed some of its works tours and is handling its own inquiries - for the time being - from those wishing to book.
Special social distancing measures are in place to protect passengers.
You can now book for brake van tours on Saturday, July 11 at 10am and 2pm.
A brake van verandah is to be allocated to each 'family group' and all passengers must agree to wear a face mask.
To book places, call 0788 9297271 or email
Loco-hauled trains operated by the AFRPS leave from a small station adjoining Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, with plenty of car parking available nearby.
Alternatively, take Hornsbys No 4 bus service to the Scunthorpe town centre bus station and make the short walk up Brigg Road to the platform.
Brigg Blog has sampled these brake vans tours (pre-lockdown) and they are highly recommended, following tracks right across the works, passing iron and steelmaking plants and rolling mills.
There is no charge for the trips but a donation of £50 per family group is being suggested for the tours on July 11. This is to help meet the cost of providing these special tours.