I love visiting preserved railways and often commute by train. Any chance to go long distance by train is preferable to driving in my view!
Most years I visit the Severn Valley Railway, which is my local preserved railway. It also runs past West Midlands Safari Park so it’s surreal to be travelling on a steam train past rhinos and elephants!
You can take mainline steam in the summer from Birmingham to Stratford on the Shakespeare Express.
You can visit private railways which are stunning such as Statfold Barn.
And I can just take the train to London. This is my daily commute at New Street Station, Birmingham.