Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway
The Icknield Line. he Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway runs from Chinnor station, close to the beautiful Chiltern Hills and to the Vale of Aylesbury. Originally built in the 1870's to connect the towns of Watlington in Oxfordshire to Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire it was closed by British Railways in 1989. Since then a team of volunteers has restored Chinnor station to its Victorian glory the railway operates the 3 1/2 mile ex GWR branch line as a tourist attraction for families and railway enthusiasts. A regular steam hauled service is provided every Sunday from April to October.
The Railway operates passenger trains from is headquarters at Brownhills West (Staffordshire) to Chasetown (Church Street), with intermediate stations at Norton Lakeside and Chasewater Heaths (adjacent to the Burntwood Bypass). A round trip of nearly 4 miles takes about 45 minutes.
KDR - The Keith and Dufftown Railway
The whisky line. The Keith and Dufftown Railway is an eleven mile line linking the World's Malt Whisky Capital, Dufftown, to the market town of Keith. The line, which was reopened by volunteers during 2000 and 2001, passes through some of Scotland's most picturesque scenery, with forest and farmland, lochs and glens, castles and distilleries.
In 1968 the railway between Matlock and Buxton through the Peak National Park was closed and lifted. This was once part of the Midland Railway's line between Manchester Central and London St.Pancras. In 1975 a group of enthusiasts formed the Peak Railway Society with the aim of re-opening the line. Initially a Steam Centre was opened at Buxton, attention later moved to the southern end of the line, where undergrowth was hacked away and rails reinstated. Services commenced between Matlock and Darley Dale in 1991. The northern extension to the site of the former Rowsley locomotive depot saw its first passenger trains in 1997, where further facilities are currently being developed.
Isle of Mull Railway
This is Scotland's original and only island passenger railway. The terminal at Craignure is reached by the 80 car/1000 passenger Isle of Mull ferry from Oban and the crossing is only 40 minutes. Oban lies just over 100 miles (160 km) from Glasgow on Scotland's west coast. The Railway Timetable links in with most ferry sailings. The railway is 1¼ miles (2 km) long and operates steam and diesel hauled trains to Torosay, where you can visit Scottish Baronial Torosay Castle. The train journey is one of great beauty and the 260 mm gauge trains potter slowly alongside the Sound of Mull with extensive views of Ben Nevis, the Glencoe hills, the island of Lismore and the mass of Ben Cruachan, and the journey is completed at Torosay station.
ELR - East Lancashire Railway
The East Lancashire Railway (ELR) - A UK railway preservation group for steam, diesel, diesel electric, diesel hydraulic and shunting locomotives at Bury, Lancashire, UK. A trip on the East Lancashire Railway is journey back in time. It was opened in 1846 to link the Manchester to Bolton line with Radcliffe and was a popular passenger and freight route which served the Irwell Valley from Bury, via Ramsbottom, to Rawtenstall and beyond. 1972 saw the last passengers travel on the Bury to Rawtenstall section, and that would have been the end of an era had the East Lancashire Preservation Society not been committed to restoring the line to its former glory. With assistance from Bury and Rossendale Councils, the line was reopened in 1991. The traditional station buildings and developments along the tracks have contributed to the Society being presented with a number of environmental awards. Work continued to finally complete the railways extension to Heywood.
Ribble Steam Railway
The railway opened to the public in September 2005. A visit to the site will not only give you the opportunity to travel along our 1½ mile dock and riverside line, but also access our newly built museum and workshop. The line itself crosses the Preston Marina entrance via a swing bridge, and runs alongside the diverted River Ribble on the site of the former sprawling docklands.
Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
Central Scotland's Steam Railway by the Firth of Forth. Operated by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Majestic Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. At 3,560ft (1085m) it is a true mountain and a place of legend - said to be the burial place of the giant ogre Rhita, vanquished by King Arthur. Some believe that Arthurís knights still sleep beneath. Since 1896, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has been making it easy to claim this mountain peak as one of your lifetime achievements. In a tremendously ambitious feat of engineering, and uniquely in Britain, a rack and pinion railway was built which rises to within 66ft of the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales.
CVR - Churnet Valley Railway
The Churnet Valley Railway runs steam trains through the spectacular scenery of the Churnet Valley in North Staffordshire, from Leekbrook to Kingsley & Froghall, a round trip of 10.5 miles. It is one of the areas best preserved steam railways.
GVLR - Golden Valley Light Railway
The Golden Valley Light Railway is a 610 mm (24ins) narrow gauge railway and normally operates on selected mid-week dates; all weekends and Bank Holidays throughout the season from April to October. The running line is almost a mile in length and operates as one of a number of attractions at the Midland Railway - Butterley, Nr Ripley, Derbyshire. All rolling stock previously had an industrial use. For example, the coaches are former manriders from the coal mining industry.
The Strathspey Railway
The Strathspey Railway, located in the Central Highlands of Scotland, runs between the communities of Aviemore, Boat-of-Garten and Broomhill. The Strathspey Railway aims to offer the visitor an experience of a Railway of the 1950s to 1960s period.
NYMR - North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides some 18 miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors.
SVR - Severn Valley Railway
In just over three decades, the Severn Valley Railway has graduated from relative obscurity to great prominence in British railway preservation. It is a full-size standard-gauge line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains for the benefit of tourists and enthusiasts alike between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of 16 miles.
The Battlefield Line Railway
The Battlefield Line is the last remain part of the former Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. It runs from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire and is operated by the Shackerstone Railway Society.