Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
The RPSI was formed in 1964 to preserve in working order steam locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system, from 1850 to the present day. The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and enthusiasts.
Midland Railway Centre
The Midland Railway, Butterley is the home for all things associated with the Midland Railway. There is a standard gauge line which has steam and diesel hauled passenger trains. The main site at Swanwick has a museum dedicated to the Midland Railway as well as a large collection of diesel and steam locomotives.
Darlington Railway Centre & Museum
Darlington Railway Centre & Museum is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world's first steam-worked public railway. The site encompasses three significant Stockton & Darlington Railway buildings of the 1830s/50s: North Road Passenger Station, the Goods Shed and Hopetown Carriage Works. The Museum is devoted to the area formerly served by the North Eastern Railway, with particular reference to the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and the railway industry of Darlington. Exhibits include Stephenson's 'Locomotion No. 1', built for the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and 'Derwent', the earliest surviving Darlington built locomotive, on loan from The National Railway Museum Collection. Locomotion is one of the oldest surviving steam engines in the world and the first ever steam train to carry fare paying passengers.
Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society
After many years of hard work by dedicated volunteers, the magnificent Midland Railway roundhouse at Barrow Hill that faced certain demolition now looks forward to a very bright future. We hope you will find something to interest you during your visit to the site of Britain's last operational roundhouse.
East Anglian Railway Museum
We have a comprehensive collection of period railway architecture and engineering in East Anglia. The Museum has a wide collection of locomotives and rolling stock, some of which are fully restored and others are undergoing repair and restoration.
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Located at the Tywyn Wharf terminus of the Talyllyn Railway, the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is an important collection of artefacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles, throughout a period spanning some 200 years. The collection ranges from complete locomotives to smaller pieces such as paperwork, signalling equipment and tickets. As such, it is a unique and comprehensive record of these fascinating railways, nearly 80 of which are represented in the collection.
Welsh Highland Railway Project
This is where you can find out all about the project led by the Ffestiniog Railway to rebuild and operate the Welsh Highland Railway, a neighbouring line running through the mountains of Wales which closed in the 1930s. Approval has been granted to rebuild the whole line. Half of the total length is now open, from Caernarfon to Rhyd Ddu, at the foot of Snowdon, and work is now well under way to reopen the remaining half through to Porthmadog. This site includes information on the present operations and future plans of Rheilffordd Eryri (Welsh title for the rebuilt WHR), the developments that have led up to the rebuilding now under way, and lots of pictures.
Kidderminster Railway Museum
The Kidderminster Railway Museum houses a vast range of railway artefacts, most of which date back to the days of steam travel. From pen nibs to clocks, from signs to signalling equipment, from photographs to timetables and rolling stock - there is a vast amount to see when you visit us. The items in the museum come from all over the country, and are essentially related to the British Isles.
MRT - Moseley Railway Trust
The Trust's aim is to build a museum and a railway to display its collection of industrial narrow gauge equipment that has been gathered from various industries around the UK in the last 30 years, and in doing so we aim to educate and entertain both the general public and the railway enthusiast. An important aspect is that it should be a working museum, not simply a collection of static exhibits. At present, work is in progress to locate the museum and railway at the Apedale Heritage Centre near Newcastle Under Lyme, and a small display has already been created in the Mining Heritage Centre here.
Rutland Railway Museum
The Rutland Railway Museum occupies an area of nearly 7 acres on part of the former Midland Railway mineral branch line. The branch line linked to the Melton Mowbray to Oakham main line at Ashwell Station. Exchange sidings were once located at the Museum serving three separate private quarry railway systems associated with the past extraction of iron ore. The Museum site is known locally as Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings.
Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group
The Group was founded in 1974 with a view to preserving Scottish industrial railway heritage. This website chronicles the history of the Group and of industrial railways in Scotland, with particular reference to the former NCB system at Waterside, part of which the Group has preserved.
Didcot Railway Centre
Welcome to Didcot Railway Centre, home of the Great Western Society and its unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics and a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway.
The only heritage railway based on part of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. The Weardale Railway, situated in County Durham, U.K. was a mothballed branch line from Bishop Auckland following the River Wear westwards to Eastgate-in-Weardale, a distance of approximately 18.7 miles (30km). Weardale Railways Limited is seeking to be authorised to operate A 18.7-mile (30km) Network micro-franchise from Bishop Auckland to Eastgate, both in the County of Durham. At Bishop Auckland the line has a head on connection with the Railtrack branch line from Darlington, the boundary being approximately 100 yards west of the western end of the platform at Bishop Auckland. Weardale Railways Limited wishes to be authorised to operate passenger trains, stations, a light maintenance depot and its associated operations on the network between Eastgate and Bishop Auckland.
MDRPS - Market Drayton Railway Preservation Society
The Gingerbread Line. The Society was established on 1st January 1992 when the concept was launched to try to restore part or all of the former Nantwich to Market Drayton Railway as far north as Cox Bank on the outskirts of Audlem, about 4 miles of track. Until 1967 this had been a double track through line, of Great Western Railway vintage, from Wellington (Telford West) to Crewe.
MSLR - Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Steam Heritage Museum
The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, known affectionately as 'The Middy' was a classic case of a railway built late on in the great railway age that never paid its way. Indeed, it effectively went broke before it opened but still managed to struggle on for 50 years! This fine example of quirky English history is remembered in Suffolk's only railway museum, also called the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Co., which is dedicated to keeping alive the memories of the Middy.