The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway
Britain's highest adhesion railway, reaching 1498 feet above sea level, it was originally built in 1900 for the Caledonian Railway Company for transporting refined lead to the central belt of Scotland. The lead mines closed in the late 1930's, but passenger traffic continued until the end of 1938. The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway Society was formed in 1983 to construct and operate a 2ft gauge tourist railway between two villages on the old standard gauge trackbed. Track laying commenced in 1986 with the station at Leadhills being built from scratch. A limited service began in 1988 over a 1/4 mile of track and has been improving steadily ever since, it has now reached the border with Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway, negotiations are at present under way to extend the track into Wanlockhead and build a station complete with run round loop, with the acquisition of more locomotives and coaches the shed at Leadhills is becoming quite full.
Welsh Highland Railway Porthmadog
Take a trip back in time on the Welsh Highland Railway in Porthmadog, North Wales. Our narrow gauge line includes a visit to the sheds with chance to climb on the engines and see how the railway works for yourself. Ideal for families with young children...... and for kids up to the age of 90!
VOGR - Vale Of Glamorgan Railway
The Vale of Glamorgan Railway seeks to bring back the former glory days of its great seaside past. We are a non profit making organisation which strives to enhance the rich nostalgic past for those who remember the days of steam...and those too young to know! Through our scheduled steam days and special events such as 'A Day out with Thomas' we hope to bring all generations together in their enjoyment of a great day out! Trains run from Barry Island, to Hood Road for the waterfront, or Woodham Halt for the Heritage Skills centre. Trains also run to Plymouth Road for the engine shed and museum displays.
Alford Valley Railway
Alford Valley Railway - Alford, Aberdeenshire - Scotland's first 2' Narrow Gauge Railway - A great day out for the whole family.
CVR - Colne Valley Railway
A family day out from London in Essex with vintage steam and diesel trains, authentic carriages, platforms, stations and heritage railway.
A visit to the Caledonian Railway is a wonderful day out for all the family, whatever the weather, with a wide variety of things to do and see. The unique Victorian terminus at Brechin has lots of period charm and atmosphere, and having boarded your train you will journey back in time as you travel the falling grade to Bridge of Dun. The Station at Bridge of Dun was a junction on the former Strathmore main line and a frequent stopping point for Royal Trains. The railway has a fleet of nine steam engines and ten diesel locomotives Some are working, others are undergoing overhaul and the rest are awaiting finance and their turn for restoration.
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
The line from Brynmawr to Blaenavon was originally built in 1866 by the Brynmawr & Blaenavon Railway and immediately leased to the London and North Western Railway (LNWR), to transport coal to the MidlandsEight years later it was extended to meet the Great Western Railway at Abersychan & Talywain. . Here the line carried on down the valley through Pontypool to the coast at Newport. In 1922 the LNWR was grouped into the London Midland Scottish Railway (LMS). The line was closed to passengers in 1941, and to goods in 1954, though the section from Blaenavon to Pontypool was in use for coal from Big Pit and other local mines until 1980. Our line is on part of the northern section, with our main station 'Furnace Sidings' built close to the site of the former washery and some other colliery buildings which were demolished during 1987. The line northwards is the steepest standard gauge preserved passenger-carrying line in Britain, and the steep pull up the line ensures some spectacular starts from our locomotives. The northern terminus, Whistle Halt, stands at 1300 feet and is the highest (and probably the most windswept!) station in England and Wales. The Whistle Inn, next to the station, is famous for its extensive collection of miners lamps. A mile or so further on up the line, the summit of the line at Waenavon is reached and this was once the highest station in England and Wales at over 1400ft above sea level. The landscape through which our railway runs was once dotted with collieries and slag heaps, and still contains a fascinating mix of relics from the days of steel and coal. Today however, there is much which is new, and the addition of the Garn Lakes (with its resident duck population), provides an ideal spot for picnics and walking after a ride on the train.
Bressingham Steam and Gardens
Whether you choose to explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over five miles of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official 'Dad's Army' exhibition in existence, you'll find something for everyone when you arrive at Bressingham!
The Amerton Railway
The Amerton Railway is a 2ft gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside, and situated at the very popular Amerton Working Farm. The Railway is home to the 1897 Bagnall-built saddle tank Isabel which became such a part of Stafford life on her plinth outside the main Stafford Station. Now you can ride behind this historic loco, and others, over our mile long railway.
AFRPS - Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society
The society was formed in 1990 with the aim of preserving the railway heritage of the area. We have 2 diesel locomotive & 3 steam locomotives along with several items of rolling stock. All our railtours are operated free of charge , we rely on donations to continue our work. We are based on the Scunthorpe site of Corus one of the worlds major metals companies.
After operating as part of British Rail and the National Freight Corporation for over 30 years, Freightliner was privatised in 1996 through a management buyout that owned the operating company Freightliner Limited, whose traditional business is the transportatation of containerised cargo around the UK. This company is now commonly referred to as 'Freightliner Intermodalí. In 1999 Freightliner Intermodal expanded the services it offered into bulk rail freight and formed a division called 'Freightliner Heavy Haulí. Two years later, in April 2001, the Intermodal and Heavy Haul businesses became separate operating companies (Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd), which together formed the Freightliner Group. In April 2006 Freightliner Group set up Freightliner Maintenance Ltd, operating as a separate entity dedicated to the repair and maintenance of traction and rolling stock. Today, the Freightliner Group is a successful, independent organisation, leading the development of railfreight services in the UK.
EWS - English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd
EWS is the largest rail operator in Britain, providing a range of freight, engineering support and hire services. Every week, 8,000 rail freight services are operated by EWS across all parts of Britain and into Europe, powered by nearly 500 reliable locomotives.
Network Rail owns and operates Britains rail infrastructure. We run, maintain and develop Britainís tracks, signalling system, rail bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
runs on one of the oldest railway trackbeds in Cornwall. Opened in 1849 as a mineral line from Newquay to East Wheal Rose, it later became part of the Great Western Railway's Newquay to Chacewater branch line. This was closed in 1963, and in 1974 Eric Booth, the founder of Lappa Valley, reopened part of the line as a narrow-gauge railway.