Welcome to the Bermuda Railway Pages

Bermuda used to have a railway, and now it has a railway trail. This website will talk about both of them and, whether you are a railway buff or a Bermuda enthusiast, I think you will find something of interest.

My history of the Bermuda Railway to be published in… 2021

The National Museum of Bermuda announced in the Winter 2019 edition of MARITimes magazine that The Bermuda Railway, my history of the old railway, will be published this year.

Well, this year is drawing to a close, so I think we can now safely say next year!
  • My history of the Bermuda Railway is to be published by the National Museum of Bermuda in 2020.

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You can view all issues of MARITimes on the Museum website.
Then: the Bermuda Railway tells the story of the 22-mile-long railway that served Bermuda from 1931 to 1948. This section explains how Bermuda entered the modern era with a railway, rather than road transportation, and why the railway only survived for the remarkably short period of 17 years. It describes the Bermuda Railway’s passenger and freight operations, and its rolling stock. A tour of the line presents pictures of the line in its heyday. An FAQ tries to answer your questions.

Now: the Bermuda Railway Trail presents the linear park that is all that remains of the old railway. The Trail provides Bermudians and visitors alike with a wonderful, alternative way to see Bermuda. Outside the City of Hamilton (where signs of the railway have disappeared under more than 50 years of growth), almost all of the old right of way is available for walking, cycling, riding and, in some sections, even roller-blading. This section of the site remains to be completed but will eventually describe the Trail, its various sections and how to reach them, and the sights and amenities found nearby. A photo tour will gives you an idea of what to expect, and an FAQ will answer specific questions.

Welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. If you have never seen Bermuda, I hope it encourages you to visit. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them along.

Flatts Trail footbridge main span installed

Bernews reports that the main span of the Trail footbridge across Flatts Inlet has been installed. See pictures and a video on the Bernews site. Please note that the bridge is incomplete and will be closed to the public until it is officially opened sometime next spring.

Flatts Trail footbridge getting close

A story in Bernews warns that marine traffic into Flatts Inlet will be restricted on Monday, Dec, 14 as the main span of the Flatts Railway Trail footbridge is moved into place. Yay! Getting close!
Please note: As far as I know, all the historical pictures on this website are out of copyright. If you see any pictures on this site that you think should not be published here, please let me know.

All the Railway Trail pictures are copyright, © Simon Horn.