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My history of the Bermuda Railway has been published by the National Museum of Bermuda. Find out more or register for the May 6 virtual book launch on the Museum events page.

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.

The Bermuda Railway pages tell 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.

The Bermuda Railway Trail is the linear park that is all that remains of the old railway. It 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 70 years of growth), almost all of the old right of way is available for walking, cycling, riding and, in some sections, even roller-blading. 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.

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 If you see any pictures on this site that you think should not be published here, please let me know.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.

News

Museum blog republishes railway article
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

In the run-up to the May 6 virtual book launch for my history, The Bermuda Railway, the National Museum of Bermuda blog has republished my 2012 MariTimes article on the railway. Read the blog entry.

Gazette announces railway book
Thursday, April 29th, 2021

The Royal Gazette has announced the publication of my history, The Bermuda Railway, and provided a link to registration for the May 6 launch. Read the story.

Progress on Flatts Trail bridge
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

The Royal Gazette reports that access ramps to the Flatts Trail bridge main span should be done by April or May. Read the newspaper’s report.