Links to UK Main Railway Sites
(down to 18" gauge)


125 Group  For Class 43 enthusiasts.

2807 web page  Website for the restorers of GWR 2-8-0 No 2807.

35025 Brocklebank Line Association  Restoring Bullied Pacific locomotive No 35025 'Brocklebank Line'

4247 Preservation Society  Restoring GWR class 42xx 2-8-0T locomotive No.4247

4472 Flying Scotsman  Restoring, maintaining & running the main line loco.

45015 on the net Restoring BR class 45 diesel electric locomotive No.45015

6024 Preservation Society  Restoring, maintaining & operating GWR King Class 4-6-0 steam loco No 6024 'King Edward I'

71A Locomotive Group Owners and operators of 4 class 33 diesel electric locomotives.

73082 Camelot Locomotive Society Owners of standard 2-6-0 steam locomotive No 73082 'Camelot'

80136 Website The standard 2-6-4T has many a few sites dedicated to it. 

9466 Website The official site for GWR 0-6-0PT steam locomotive No 9466.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust Building a new Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive.

Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway

AC Locomotive Group  Preserving examples of the first generation of AC electric locomotives.

Advanced Railway Research Centre  A British Railways Board and the University of Sheffield joint venture to deliver research information and training to assist the rail industry in it's complex technical, managerial and regulatory challenges.

Alan's Railway Pics  Alan Newble's railway photographs.

Aln Valley Railway Society Dedicated to re-instating 3 miles of the former BR branch line from the East Coast main line at Alnmouth to the County town of Alnwick.

Alphaline trains  Train operating company for trains serving Wales, Southern & Western England.

Amberley Museum  A 36 acre open air museum set in the Arun River valley, part of the beautiful South Downs in  West Sussex. 

Anglia Trains  Train operating company for trains serving East Anglia, Basingstoke and Hull

Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society  Let a preserved steam loco take you round the Corus steelworks, Scunthorpe.

ArtsMagic Train CollectionRailway videos.

Association of Train Operating Companies

Astley Green Colliery Museum  

Avon Valley Railway  Runs over 2 miles of  the former Mangotsfield to Bath branch of the old Midland Railway.

Bahamas Locomotive Society Preserving the LMS Railway `Jubilee' steam locomotive No 45596 `Bahamas'.

Bala Lake Railway   Narrow gauge railway along the shores of Wales' largest natural lake.

Barber LineInformation on and photos (past and present) of the 2ft gauge railway used by Harrogate Gasworks from 1908 to 1956.

Barclay No 1047 Website 

Barrow Hill Railway Centre   Last Midland Railway roundhouse, saved from demolition and now with a bright future.

Basingstoke & District Railway Society       

Battle of Britain Locomotive Society  Restoration and operation of SR Bullied pacific No 34081 `92 Squadron'.

Battlefield Line Railway   Heritage railway from Shackerstone to the Bosworth battlefield site in East Leicestershire.

Beamish North of England Open Air Museum  Living, working experience of life in the industrial North.  

Bideford & Instow Railway Group  Almost ready to run it's first heritage trains in May 2001.

Bideford Railway Museum    A new heritage railway which expects to commence passenger operations in spring 2001.

Birmingham Railway Museum, Tyseley    A registered educational charity preserving & demonstrating steam locos.

Bittern Website  Details of LNER Gresley class A4 locomotive No 4464 (BR 60019) 'Bittern'.

BlackFives  A showcase for the steam railway art of Brian Sefton.

Bluebell Railway Preservation Society  The UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway along part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old LB&SCR.

Bluebell Railway Locomotive Stock List

Bodmin & Wenford Railway  Cornwall's only standard gauge railway operating steam locos and running through 6.5 miles of delightful scenery.

Bon-Accord Locomotive Society 

Boness & Kinneil Railway    Central Scotland's steam railway by the Firth of Forth close to the caverns of Birkhill Mine.

Bowes Railway  The world's only operational preserved standard gauge rope hauled railway, it includes buildings, machinery and rolling stock from the early 19th century and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Branch Line Society  For those with a special interest in railway geography and infrastructure and in railway by-ways in particular.

Brecon Mountain Railway  Seven mile round trip by vintage NG steam locos through the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.

Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway   Tucked away in Kent, this privately owned 2ft gauge railway is well worth visiting..

Bressingham Live Steam Museum   Includes 3 different narrow-gauge railways, traction engines and a Victorian steam roundabout.

Bridgend Valleys Railway  Preserving the line which runs through the Garw Valley in the county of Bridgend.

Brighton Atlantic Project  The Bluebell Railway reconstruction of a Brighton H2 Atlantic, the SR/BR period 'Beachy Head' which was cut up at Eastleigh just before the Bluebell was formed.

Brighton CircleFor the furtherance and publication of  research into every aspect of the social, technical and economic history of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and its constituents.

Bristol Temple Meads  The British Empire & Commonwealth Museum occupying Brunel's original railway station at Bristol, Temple Meads.

Brit Valley Railway  Development proposed for West Dorset area.

BritRail  Travel opportunities around and within Britain

British Railways Board The residual body left from the 1993 privatisation of Britains mainline railways.

British-Railways Mailing List  Correspond with others interested in British railways, including the Pre Grouping Companies, the Big Four, small Independent Companies, Industrial Lines and the network after nationalisation.

Britrail Mailing List  For the discussion of the historical aspects of British railways - Bill Bedford Models..

Broad Gauge Society  Promoting research and modelling of British 7 ft ¼in gauge railways of the 19th century.

Brush Type 4 Fund  Owners and operators of locomotive 47105

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre  Quainton Road new museum and railway  operating centre.

Bullied Double Decker Society  Restoring one of Bullied's double decker electric units.

Bullied Home Page Biography of O. V. S. Bulleid.

Bure Valley Railway  A 15" gauge railway fast becoming one of England's premier NG railways. 

Caledonian Railway   Dedicated to the Ex Caledonian Railway between Brechin and Bridge of Dun. 

Cambrian Railway Society, Oswestry   

Cambridge-Sudbury Rail Renewal Association  Promoting investment in the railway between Cambridge and Sudbury.

Cardiff Railway Company  Main website.

Carriage Exchange

Carrog Station - The Resurrection  History of Carrog station, re-opened to passengers in May 1996 after being closed for 31 years. 

Cathkin Barrow  Mike Macdonald's transport history pages, a selected guide to railway archives, printed and photographic.

Central Trains  Train operating company serving Central England and Mid Wales.

Chanter Biomed Limited  Manufacturers and suppliers of boiler and tank equipment, including gauges, valves and jointing materials.

Chasewater Light Railway  Founded in 1959 as the Railway Preservation Society. Rides available from Chasewater pleasure park.

Chiltern Railways For train services along the M40 corridor between Birmingham and London.

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway  Main website.

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway A 2.5 mile ride through Oxfordshire between Cholsey mainline station and Wallingford.

Churchill 8F Locomotive Company Ltd  Restoring a LMS class 8F 2-8-0 steam locomotive that spent its working life in Turkey.

Churnet Valley Railway  A 3 mile standard gauge railway in North Staffordshire.

Class 107 Ltd  Preserving class 107 DMU's . LINK NOT WORKING

Class 20 Locomotive Society Three TOPS Class 20 English Electric type 1 diesel electric locomotives, 20001, 20205 and 20227.

Class 31 Web site  Dedicated to the Class 31 diesel-electric locomotives introduced in 1957, many of which are now preserved around the UK.

Class 33 Home Page  Dedicated to the Class 33 'Crompton' railway locomotive.

Class 37 Group   Owners of BR class 37 diesel electric locomotive No 37003

Class 37 Locomotive Association   Volunteer arm of Corporate Blue Traction Ltd, supporting the restoration and future operations of 37075.

Class 40 Appeal  Owners of diesel electric locomotives No 40012 `Aureol', No. 37190 `Dalzell' and No. 50007 `Sir Edward Elgar'.

Class 40 Preservation Society Owners of BR class 40 diesel electric locomotives, No's 40135 and 40145

Class 56 Group A resource site for all things related to class 56 diesel electric locomotives and to promote the Class 56 Group activities. LINK NOT WORKING

Class 58 Website

CMS Publishing - Heritage Railway  Heritage Railway magazine website including 'Stop Press' page.

Co-Bo World The website dedicated to D5705 & The Metrovick Co-Bo's.

Cockermouth Keswick & Penrith Railway  The Cockermouth Keswick & Penrith Railway past and present.

Colin Seymour's Tram Photos & Information

Colne Valley Railway  A short standard gauge railway in Essex.

Colonel Stephens Museum The career of Holman Fred Stephens, his family, his railways and his successors.

Connex Trains  Train operating company for trains serving  South Eastern England.  

Cotswold Rail  Primarily to dispose and relocate redundant ex-mainline rolling stock.

Coventry Railway Centre  Home of the Suburban Electric Railway Association, housing the largest private collection of electric trains in Britain.

Craven Heritage Trains  Dedicated to the preservation of underground rolling stock in working order.

Crowsnest British Railway Guide  A guide to various aspects of all mainline railways in Britain.

Croydon Tramlink  main website.

Cumbrian Railways Association   Formed to foster a widening interest in the fascinating  & diverse history of the railways of Cumbria.

Darlington Railway Centre & Museum  A celebration of the part played by the railways in the history and development of the town and the major role which the town played in the development of those railways.

Dartmoor Railway  Operates on the route of the old Southern line from Crediton to Okehampton and Meldon Quarry.

Dave's Multiple Unit Pages  A general site about multiple units.

David Perrin's Rail Art 

David's Steam Railway Reviews and Listings  Excellent reviews of various heritage railways by David Poore who is only 6 years old!.

Dean Forest Railway  A living reminder of many branch lines serving local industries and small communities in West Gloucestershire.

Deltic 9000 Locomotives Limited  A locomotive provider to TOCs and charter train operators using heritage diesels.

Deltic Preservation Society   Owners of diesel electric locos No 55009 `Alycidon', No 55015 `Tulyar' and No 55019 `Royal Highland Fusilier'.

Derwent Valley Light Railway  A standard gauge heritage railway just East of  York in North Yorkshire.

Devils Guide  The Devil's Guide is a unique source of information for the railway industry and is currently available FREE on the Internet. Benefit from a wealth of practical management and technical information from respected railway experts.

Devon Diesel Society  The proud owners of Class 50 No 50002 'Superb' and Class 04 No D2246. 

Devon Railway Centre  Based at Bickleigh Station, the DRC also offers rides on a NG railway.

Didcot Railway Centre  Unique collection of GWR steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings etc. based around the original engine shed.

Diesel Unit Preservation Associates Ltd  Preserving class 108 Diesel Multiple Units.

Downpatrick Railway Museum

Dreadful!  Everything you (probably) didn't want to know about bashing (i.e. train spotting - or not!)

Duke of Gloucester 71000 Steam Locomotive Trust 

Eagle Steam Resources  For books and other products about steam engines and steam traction.

East Anglian Railway Museum   Finest, most comprehensive collection of period railway architecture and engineering in East Anglia.

East Coast bid by Virgin     

East Kent Railway  Constructed to serve the coal mines being sunk in East Kent, the railway runs from Shepherdswell to Eythorne.

East Lancashire Railway  A journey back in time along the once a popular passenger and freight route along the Irwell Valley to Rawtenstall.

East Somerset Railway  The "Strawberry Line" passes through the Mendip Hills and has one of the steepest gradients of any preserved line.

Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society  Based at the former SR loco works at Eastleigh for SR 4-6-0 locomotive No 828 `Sir Harry Frith'

Eden Valley Railway 

Electric Soup by Iain Logan

Electro-Diesel Locomotive Group  Dedicated to the preservation of one or more class 73 locomotives.

Elsecar Stea Railway 

EM2 Locomotive Society Repatriating and preserving Dutch Railways class 1500 / BR class EM2 electric locomotives.

Embsay Steam Railway  A steam line through the Yorkshire Dales between Embsay Station and Bolton Abbey Station.

English Welsh & Scottish  The driving force behind Britain’s rail freight revival. 

Eurostar  A service provided by the railways of Belgium, Britain and France.

Exeter West Signal Box  A preserved signal box now at Crewe.

Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway  A NG gauge railway running between Fairbourne Village and Penrhyn Point, connecting with the ferry across to Barmouth.

Ffestiniog Railway   Includes details of the Welsh Highland Lt Rly Ltd extension works from Dinas towards Porthmadog.

Fifty Fund  Owners and operators of several BR class 50 diesel electric locomotives.

Flying Scotsman Railways  Owners of LNER 4-6-0 locomotive No 4472 `Flying Scotsman'

Footplate Days and Ways  Training courses on footplate skills.

Foxfield Railway  North Staffordshire line originally built to carry coal, now carrying visitors through the picturesque Staffordshire Moorland.

Friends of Galatea  Working to restore LMS 4-6-0 locomotive No 5699 `Galatea'.

Friends of Illingworth  Working to restore the only surviving steam engine from the Nidd Valley Light Railway.

Friends of M30272M TPO Group The Friends are dedicated to the restoration and operation of Travelling Post Office coach M30272M and other vehicles which assist in educating the public about the operation of the TPO.

Friends of Swindon Railway Museum  The official charitable organisation that supports the Great Western Railway Museum. LINK NOT WORKING

Friends of the Mainline Steam Locomotive Operators 

Gatwick Express Providing direct services between Gatwick Airport and London.

GB Current Locomotive Data  Site for British locomotive data. 

GB Rail Companies UK railway information on the net. 

GB Rail Freight  THE new rail freight company

GB Railway Societies

GB Railways    A guide to the railways during and after privatisation.

Gensheet  Information on UK freight diversions etc

Geoff Cryer's Railway Pages  Railway photographs.

Giants Causeway Tramway  A newly restored NG line in Country Antrim, Ireland

Glasgow & South Western Railway Association  A group of railway enthusiasts interested in the former Glasgow and South Western Railway.

Glasgow Underground     

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway  Passes along a former part of the Great Western Railway

Golden Valley Light Railway  Part of the Midland Railway Centre in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire. 

Government Railway Inspectorate     

Graham Whistler Productions  Producers of broadcast quality, preserved steam railway videos. 

Great Central Railway  Britain's only double track main line steam railway, main line steam trains every weekend  

Great Central Railway, Nottingham  Former GCR line north of Loughborough from the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.

Great Eastern Journal News, photographs, information for forthcoming issues. Sample pages from the Great Eastern Railway Society Journal.

Great Eastern Railway Train operating company for the East of England.

Great Eastern Railway Society  Formed to promote widespread interest in the Great Eastern Railway.

Great Little Trains of Wales  Marketing group for Welsh narrow gauge railways.

Great North Eastern Railway  Operating high speed passenger rail services between London Kings Cross, the North East and Scotland.

Great Western Archive  Comprehensive information about the Great Western Railway.

Great Western Trains Ltd  Providers of InterCity services between London Paddington, South Wales, the Cotswolds and the West of England.

Gresley On Line  Read about one of the leading British locomotive designers of the age of steam.

Grimsby-Louth Railway Preservation Society  Now called the Lincolnshire Wolds railway and based near Louth.

Growler Group  Preserving English Electric Type 3 locomotives.

Gwili Railway   A living reminder of a Great Western Railway branch line set in the breathtaking Carmarthenshire hills.

GWR 7202 and 3822   Site of  both ex-GWR heavy freight engines, now owned by the Great Western Society and based at Didcot.

GWR-ELIST  For discussion by enthusiasts, historians and modellers of all matters concerned with the GWR (UK), its constituents and successors, including British Railways (Western Region) up to 1970.

Hagley Hall  For friends of  GWR steam loco No 4930

Hampshire & Sussex Units Preservation Society   Preserving the historic & unique units and promoting general interest in Class 205/207s.

Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society

Heathrow Express  

Heritage Railway Association A trade association for heritage railway organisations in the UK and Ireland.

Hertfordshire Rail Tours  Runs tours with several different styles of itinerary.

Highland Railway Heritage  Set up to promote and educate people about railway heritage in the North and West Highlands of Scotland. LINK NOT WORKING

Historical Model Railway Society For the collection and exchange of information for historians and modellers of the railways of the British Isles.

History of Aberdeen's Railways   Learn the history behind the once bustling Aberdeen Railway Stations.

HM Railway Inspectorate   Securers of proper risk control of  health and safety of employees, passengers and others who may be affected by the operation of Britain's railways.

Hollycombe Steam Collection  A unique collection of working steam powered attractions providing fun and entertainment for the whole family. 

HSE - Hazards at Work - Asbestos  Information on the asbestos hazards of old rolling stock and how to deal with them.  coaches and rolling 

Hull & Barnsley Railway Stock Fund  Founded to purchase, restore and maintain examples of rolling stock belonging to the former Hull and Barnsley Railway Company.

Hull Trains  Providing a frequent and regular service between Hull and London Kings Cross.

Hunslet 2414 Webpage  Locomotive restoration project.

Ian Allan Publishing  Publishers of 'Railway World',  'Modern Railways' magazines, and numerous books.

Imperial Scot  A project to tour Europe with No 60009 later in 2001, offering a 14 day European Rail Cruise, Prague-Budapest-Ljubljana-Vienna-Prague.  

Industrial Railway Society Devoted to the study of all aspects and all gauges of privately owned industrial railways and locomotives, at home and abroad.

Institute of Railway Studies  Leading international centre for the study of the history and heritage of railways and other transport modes, a partnership between the NRM and the University of York.

Irish Traction Group  Use ( if link not working.  The ITG was formed with the to preserve an example of each class of diesel locomotive which operated on the Irish railway system.

Isle of Man  The IoM is remarkable for its 65 miles of fabulous Victorian railways and tramways, which attract visitors from all over the world.

Isle of Man Visitors Club  Keith's Bee Gees and IOM site.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway  Passes through five and a half miles of unspoiled Island countryside.

Island Line (Isle of Wight)   The Isle of Wight's own line.

John Griffiths British Railways Pages  Railway photographs.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway  A 5 mile branch line running from the national railway network at Keighley, West Yorkshire to Oxenhope.

Keith & Dufftown Railway  An eleven mile line linking the World's Malt Whisky Capital, Dufftown, to the market town of Keith.

Kent & East Sussex Railway  Trains run 10.5 miles from the historic Kentish market town of Tenterden to Bodiam in East Sussex. 

Kew Bridge Steam Museum  A magnificent 19th Century Pumping Station housing five Cornish Beam Engines, with NG line and locos . 

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway  Built as a steep branch line of the Furness Railway  to link with the lake steamers on Windermere.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Society  Founded to promote the study of the L&Y Railway company, it's predecessors and successors.

Launceston Steam Railway  NG railway running along the trackbed of the old North Cornwall line, through the beautiful Kensey Valley.

Lavender Line The Lavender Line is a working railway museum on part of the former Lewes to Uckfield railway.

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway  Britains highest adhesion railway, reaching 1498 feet above sea level.

Leicester & Leicestershire - Nostalgia Junction  Railway art.

Leighton Buzzard Railway  One of the few examples of narrow gauge light railways to survive in England, it once carried sand from local sandpits. Houses the largest collection of NG locomotives in the UK.

Link Rail  A large index site for railway websites of all nationalities and types.

List of British Railway Societies  Bill Bedford Models

Llanberis Lake Railway  Spectacular views of Snowdon and surrounding high mountains from comfortable enclosed coaches.

Llanelli & District RPS  Aiming to preserve the former Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway.

Llangollen Railcar Group  Operates on the Llangollen Railway and maintains 5 two-car diesel railcars with public passenger service.

Llangollen Railway  A 7.5 mile heritage line running along the Dee Valley through outstanding Welsh scenery.

Llangollen Standard Four Project  Working to restore standard Class 4 2-6-4T locomotive No 80072 at the Llangollen Railway.

LMS Carriage Association  To own, restore and operate carriages of L M S origin and to foster an appreciation of LMS carriages. 

LNER Coach Association  Formed to obtain, restore and operate a collection of ex-LNER and/or constituent companies vehicles.

LNER Mailing List  For followers of the LNER, its constituents and successors, the list is appropriate for people interested in full size or model railways.

Locomotive Builders, Company Index 

Locomotive Club of Great Britain 

London and North Western Railway Society (1) For those interested in the LNWR.

London and North Western Railway Society (2) Formed for all interested in aspects of the LNWR, its constituent companies and joint lines.

London & Southampton Railway   Centres on Basingstokes railway history       

London Docklands Light Railway

London Transport 

London Underground Railway Society An enthusiasts group interested in London's underground railways - past, present and future!

London Underground Jubilee Line Extension  

London Underground Tube Station Maps  Includes maps of other systems.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway A comprehensive history of the LBSCR.

Lost Railways of Staffordshire and Derbyshire Railway videos

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway   One of the world’s most scenic and famous NG lines. 

Main Line Steam Trust  The charitable volunteer support body for the Great Central Railway based in Leicestershire.

Mainlinesteam Mailing List  To exchange information on Mainline steam tours in the UK. Times, routes or locomotive information always welcome.  LINK NOT AVAILABLE

Mangapps Farm Railway Museum  A privately owned working museum at Burnham on Crouch, Essex featuring a 3/4 mile line with restored stations and signal boxes from various sites throughout East Anglia.

Maunsell Locomotive Society  Restoring steam engines that were designed by Richard Maunsell of the SR. Based at the Bluebell Railway in Sussex.

Mayflower Group  Supporting the operation and overhaul of LNER 4-6-0 Locomotive 'Mayflower' and other locos based on the Nene Valley Rly.

Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society  Owners & operators of ex BR Pacific Class (4-6-2) steam locomotive "Clan Line". 

Mid Hants Railway   See also Watercress Line for the official site. 

Mid-Norfolk Railway  Established to buy and restore passenger services on the disused line between Dereham and Wymondham, Norfolk.

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Middleton Railway  Established by an Act of Parliament in 1758, the Middleton Railway, Leeds, can claim to be the oldest railway in the world.

Middleton Railway - Rolling Stock Page  LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society  The supporters organisation for the North Norfolk Railway.

Midland Class Twenty Association D8048 locomotive preservation group.

Midland Diesel Group  Modern traction section of the Midland Railway Centre at Ripley in Derbyshire UK. 

Midland Main Line Ltd  For InterCity services between South Yorkshire, East Midlands and London St Pancras

Midland Railway Centre  Featuring: a 3.5 mile heritage railway, a huge railway museum, the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust Depot, the Midland Diesel Group collection of Main Line Diesel Power, Golden Valley Light Railway and Demonstration Signal Box.

Midland Railway Signalman's Association  The Midland Railway Centre is home to a unique collection of signalboxes originally built by the Midland Railway Company nearly a hundred years ago, operated by fully trained signalmen who are all members of the MRSA.

Midland Railway Society  For all interested in the Midland Railway, its predecessors, successors, joint lines and working arrangements.

Model railways  Peco's web-site

Moseley Railway Trust  Preserving our Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway Heritage.

Moseley Tramway Museum  DJR's home site which includes West Lancs Railway & others.

Mull Rail  Scotland's original and only island passenger railway.

Narrow Gauge Discuss Mailing List  To discuss all aspects of narrow gauge railways throughout the world.

Narrow Gauge in Industry  Details, information, news, and pictures about the current narrow gauge industrial scene in Europe.

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Tywyn A collection of artefacts relating to NG railways in Britain and ranging from complete locos to paperwork, signalling equipment and tickets.

Narrow Gauge Railway Society An enthusiasts group for those interested in narrow gauge railways.

National Railway Gateway   Gateway to Britains national rail network.

National Railway Museum   The National Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in the world, boasting a host of railway icons and literally millions of artifacts, a history from Rocket to the Eurostar.

National Tramway Museum, Crich 

Nene Valley Railway Britain's International Steam Railway, home of a wide range of British and European engines and carriages, many in regular use. 15 mile round trip through the delightful Nene Park.

NIR Northern Ireland Railways  Public transport in Northern Ireland, providing new benefits and greater service to the public.

North British Railway Study Group   Promotes and co-ordinates research into the North British Railway, its constituents and successors.

North Eastern Railway Association   Promotes and co-ordinates research into the North Eastern Railway, constituents and successors

North Ings Farm Museum, Lincolnshire  A small museum and operational railway on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens.  

North Norfolk Railway  A 10.5 mile round trip by steam train through a delightful area of North Norfolk, designated as outstanding natural beauty.

North Wales Coast Railway by Charlie Hulme.  

North Warwicks Railway Society  by Eric.

North Western Trains  For local and regional passenger rail services from First North Western Trains in the North West of England and N.Wales.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway  18 miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors.

Northampton & Lamport Railway   A short standard gauge railway in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust   Home of Britain's only double decker train, with steam, diesels and rolling stock under restoration.

Northern Ireland Railways  Public transport in Northern Ireland, providing new benefits and greater service to the public.

Northern Spirit  Arriva Trains Northern, a train operating company serving the North of England. Also linked from

Nostalgia Collection  Book shop.

Nottingham Victoria  by Tim Overton.  Railway history and steam locomotive technical information.

Office of Rail Regulator       

Orient Express Trains & Cruises

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway  Holiday line based at Paignton, with steam trains to Churston and the Dart estuary at Kingswear.

Past-Time Rail  Railtour operators.

Pathfinder Rail Tours   Run very many tours and excursions by rail every year, with several  different styles of itinerary.

Peak Rail   Services between Matlock and Darley Dale in 1991 have recently been extended to Rowsley. 

Penrith to Keswick Railway Reinstatement Project  Penrith to Keswick railway reinstatement project

Plym Valley Railway  Aiming to rebuild the line from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge.

PM Video 

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway   Original route extended from Brynmawr to Pontypool, but the line is now on part of the northern section with the main station `Furnace Sidings' built close to the site of the former washery for Big Pit and other local mines.

Porterbrook Rail Vehicle Leasing

Preserved Steam on Video

Preserved UK Railway Locomotives Database  An on-line database of all preserved locomotives in the UK and well recommended.

Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust  Locomotive preservation group.

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park Railway  A narrow gauge railway in Northumberland.

Queen of Scots  Luxury rail travel in elegant carriages dating back to Victorian and Edwardian times, the golden age of railway travel in Britain.

Railcar Association  Dedicated to the history, technology and preservation of first generation DMUs.

Rail Charter Services 

Rail Enthusiast Web Site  Provides information and news to British railway enthusiasts.

Rail Info  A collection of websites covering most aspects of modern railways within the UK.   LINK NOT WORKING

Rail Stuff     

Railc Mailing List  Discussion of Railway Coaches in the UK

Railfan (Philip Griffiths)  

Railmart  The classifieds ad service for the global rail industry.

Railmaster Mailing List  Here to promote contact between all webmasters who run railway related pages.


Railscot  This website presents a history of Scotland and it's railways from up to the present.

Railtrack  Owners of most of Britain's railway infrastructure, including track, signalling, bridges, tunnels, stations and depots.

railUK  RailUK is a railway web site for passengers, operators and enthusiasts.  LINK NOT WORKING

Railway Age, Crewe  A combination of old and new can be seen at Crewe, including the APT, Gas Turbine No 18000, 1847 built L&NWR steam loco "Cornwall". Many other steam locos and 3 signal boxes.

Railway Antiques  Specialises in advertising items of particular interest to collectors and railway preservation societies.

Railway Collectors Events Diary  Details of auctions and fairs specialising in railway memorabilia.

Railway Correspondence And Travel Society 

Railway Development Society  UK's leading independent voice for all rail users. Campaigns for more & better rail services  in every region of Britain 

Railway Gazette International    

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey Project  The only truly comprehensive record of preserved railway carriages in the UK.

Railway Magazine  Covers all aspects of the railway scene from steam through to modern developments.

Railway Preservation Exposed  Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at preserved railways?

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland  Owns and operates nine steam locomotives and around 20 vintage carriages on public trains. All funds go to keeping Ireland's steam railway heritage running for future generations.

Railway Station Photograph Database 

Railway Technical Web Pages  

Railway Technology  The website for the railway industry.

Railway Touring Company  From the chill of the high Andes to the sun bleached deserts of the Middle East and the game rich plains of South Africa,  experienced planners and tour managers promise you the holiday of a lifetime.

Railway videos in VHS UK PAL format    

Railway World   Railway World magazine.

Railwayana of Sheffield   A bookshop with a database of 20,000 rail related publications.

Railworld, Peterbough   Promoting rail at the heart of a sustainable integrated transport system.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway  Situated in the English Lake District, this NG railway runs 7 miles from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass and along the Eskdale Valley to Eskdale.

RCN Mailing List   An e-mail contact list, primarily for British railwayana collectors. Subscribers can advertise and publicise events etc.

Register of Railway Station Photographs   Over 90,000 references to published photographs of the railway stations of Great Britain and Ireland.

RESCO Rail Vehicle Registration 

Ribble Steam Railway  The former Southport Railway Centre, relocated to Preston Riversway development on Preston Docks and focusing on the industrial railway heritage of the North West England. Due to open in Summer 2001.

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway  The 'World's Smallest Public Railway',  covering a distance of 13.5 miles from the Cinque Port of Hythe to the  Dungeness.

Royal Deeside Railway  Aims to restore the railway between Aberdeen and Ballater.

Rushden Historical Transport Society  The aim is to run a transport museum as an educational facility and to restore historic items of transport.

Rustons R Us  Information on narrow gauge locomotives built by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd

Rutland Railway Museum 

Scarborough Railway Society  One of the oldest railway societies in England. Encourages interest in every aspect of railway equipment, history and development.

Scotland Street Railway Station A history of Edinburgh's Scotland Street station.

Scotrail Providers of Scotland's train services. 

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre  Based at Minnivey Colliery, Dalmellington, Ayrshire, the aim is to create a living museum where industrial steam and diesel engines of Scottish significance can be seen at work.

Scottish Lowlands Railways  

Scottish Railway Preservation Society  Britain’s longest established operator of scenic railway excursions in Scotland and to cities south of the border.

Scottish Railways and Steamers          

Scottish Thirty-seven Group  Owners of diesel electric locomotive No 37025. 

Seaton Tramway Unique NG tramway situated in East Devon's beautiful Axe Valley, serving the communities of Seaton, Colyford and Colyton.

Semaphore Online (Avon Valley Railway News)  News and reports of the Avon Valley Railway based at Bitton Station, plus articles, photographs, timetables, signalling diagrams and other information about the Midland Railway Mangotsfield to Bath Green Park branch.

Settle - Carlisle Railway Business Liaison Group Aiming to support the railway and appropriate developments which benefit both the economy and communities of the corridor it serves.

Severn Valley Railway  Runs from alongside the mainline station at Kidderminster via several delightful country stations to the terminus at Bridgenorth.

Shark Software  Locomotive driving simulation games.

Shropshire Railway Society For all railway enthusiasts living in Shropshire or interested in its railways.

Silverlink Trains       

Simplex 2028 Association The 2028 Simplex association is an independant organisation to maintain, run, display and share knowledge of Simplex 0-4-0DM locomotive No 2028

Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Preservation Trust   Dedicated to the continued running of LNER class A4 4-6-0 locomotive `Sir Nigel Gresley'.    LINK MAY NOT WORK

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway  Formed to take over the operation of part of the narrow gauge industrial line which ran between Bowater's paper mill at Sittingbourne via the paper mill at Kemsley to Ridham Dock on the banks of the River Swale.

Slough & Windsor Railway Society A railway enthusiast group who are restoring and operating locomotives.

Snowdon Mountain Railway  To the summit of 1085m high Snowdon using Victorian engineering and the only rack and pinion railway in Britain.   

Somerset & Dorset Railway  Gone, but not forgotten.

Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust   The latest news, sales, photos and events from the Midsomer Norton Station restoration project.

Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust  Running a museum dedicated to the Somerset & Dorset Railway at Washford on the West Somerset Railway.

South Devon Railway  A standard gauge railway operating between Buckfastleigh and Totnes in South Devon, beside the fast flowing river Dart.

South East Locomotive Group  Preserving class 33 diesel electric locomotives No 33063 & 33065.

South Tynedale Railway  Operating NG passenger trains along a 2¼ mile line along the South Tyne valley between Alston in Cumbria and Kirkhaugh.

South West Trains

Southall Railway Centre  By May 2001 almost all stock has gone from this now closed site.

Southern E-Group  Enthusiasts, historians and modellers of the SR, including its predecessors and successors, corresponding over the Internet.

Southern Electric Group  Devoted to reporting on the current Southern Electric scene, also preserved a 1938 Main Line Southern Electric Multiple Unit.

Southern Locomotives Ltd  Restore, maintain and operate ex-Southern Railway steam locomotives.

Southern Railway Drawings  By Mike Watts, pages of drawings of locomotives, coaches, wagons, buildings and miscellaneous items of the old Southern Railway and related UK railways.

Spa Valley Railway  Heritage railway running between Tunbridge Wells and Groombridge, Kent.

Sparks and Steam   A heritage railway marketing group.  The Company intends to restore BR Standard 4 2-6-0 No 76084 with a home base on the Eden Valley Railway in Cumbria.

Standard Steam Locomotive Company  Incorporating the Hengist 72010 and the 82045 loco groups, who are both building new engines based on the original designs.

Stanier 8F Locomotive Society  Owners of LMS class 8F 2-8-0 No 48773.

Stately Trains  Excursions using Vintage Coaches.

Steam Alive  Includes history of GWR locomotive No 4277, picture gallery and videos for sale page.

Steam Dreams  The Cathedrals Express, a steam-hauled express train  runs summer Wednesdays from central London to Canterbury and Salisbury.

Steam on the Met   Special trains usually running on the Metropolitan Line, Watford to Amersham on a couple of weekends during the spring.

STEAM: Museum of the GWR, Swindon  Located in a restored railway building next door to the McArthur Glen Great Western Designer Outlet. 

Steamtown, Carnforth 

SteamWeb  Nigel Kendall's photographic collection.

Stephenson Locomotive Society 

Stephen's Rail Index

Strategic Rail Authority

Stratford on Avon and Broadway Railway Society  Specifically for reopening part of the 'Honeybourne Line', the last GWR main line to have been built.

Strathspey Railway   Located in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands with the Cairngorm Mountains at close hand. 

Suburban Electric Railway Association  Preserving Britain's earliest electric trains.

Swanage Railway  The award-winning Swanage Railway operates between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. .

Swansea Vale Railway   

Sway Consultancy: Steam Railway Images Railway photographs

Swindon & Cricklade Railway   Wiltshire's only standard-gauge heritage railway based at Blunsdon Station, between Swindon and Cirencester.

Swindon Diesel Preservation Society  Restores Class 126 'Inter-City' diesel multiple unit cars owned by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society at the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway. The SDPS also undertakes historical research into the Class.

Swindon Historic Castings  Manages the 20,000 casting patterns for Railway Equipment from the former Swindon Railway Works. 

Talyllyn Railway  Historic NG gauge steam railway running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol in the Snowdonia National Park.

Tanfield Railway  Preserving railway heritage in the North East of England on the worlds oldest existing railway.

Teifi Valley Railway  Through woodland and on to a steep shelf above the beautiful Afon Teifi hauled by historic NG steam locomotives.

Telford Steam Railway  

Thames Trains  Providing passenger services between London Paddington and Oxford.

Thameslink Rail 

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends  The official Brit Alcroft website.  Provides the most comprehensive historical database on the web of everything that made Britain's Railways so unique and special.

Train Line  Online booking service for UK rail travel.

Trainspotting in Wales  An excellent essay about visits to various narrow gauge railways - winner of a Web Gem Award.


Tyne and Wear Metro  

Type One Locomotive Association   A non-profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to the preservation of Diesel Locomotives.

UK Heritage Railways List  

UK HRAIL Mailing List  Join the mailing list and keep up-to-date with the latest news on heritage railways and railway preservation in general.

UK HRAIL-WORKSHOP Mailing List  This list is intended for those actively involved in heritage railways for the discussion of all matters relating to the operation of heritage railways.

UK Main Line Steam Tours  For details of all mainline steam railtours and locomotives.

UK Public Transport Information  For all travel by rail, air, coach, bus, ferry, metro & tram within the UK plus all rail, ferry and coach travel between the UK and mainland Europe. THE definitive index to timetables, fares, ticket-types & passenger facilities.

UK Rail Mail Mailing List  This  list is for just about anything that is rail related in the UK.

UK Railtours Online  For details of all mainline railtours.

UK Railway Gallery  Railway photographs. 

UK railway links

UK Railway Photography Mailing List  Railway photography in all its guises - for the casual snapper to the full-blown do-it-every weekend enthusiast.

UK Railways  

UK Railways on the Net 

UK Travel Guide

Ultimate Steam Page

The Unofficial GB Railway Enthusiast Web Site

Vale of Glamorgan Railway Society, Barry 

Vale of Rheidol Railway  Opened in 1902 to serve the lead mines and timber traffic of the Rheidol Valley, the locos and coaches were built by the GWR at Swindon between 1923 & 1938.

Valley Trains    

Victorian Railway - Pictures from Punch   History also has it's lighter side.

Vintage Carriages Trust   Owners & maintainers of 9 historic railway carriages, 3 small steam locomotives, 2 rail tank wagons and a unique collection of railway posters and other railway relics.

Virgin Trains  Virgin Trains, operates two rail franchises, West Coast Trains and Cross Country Trains.

Virgin Group  (incl trains)  

Visitors and Urban Transport   Research project at the European Studies Research Institute of the University of Salford.

W. G. Bagnall Limited  A railway engineering company from 1887 to the early 1960's and re-formed in 1998 to protect the now well known name.

W. J. Rodney-Rawkins  Specialist dealer in steam railway and military history books.

Wadebridge Locomotive Restoration Project  Owners and operators of  SR 4-6-2 steam locomotive No 34007 'Wadebridge'.

War Department Light Railways  Dedicated to the narrow gauge military railways used by all combatants during World War One.

Watercress Line  Based at Alresford, they run railtours using their own locomotives and rolling stock.

Welsh Highland Railway  This is the friendly WHR in Porthmadog, the old 1964 company with almost 1 mile of track.. 

Welsh Highland Railway Project

Welsh Railways (archaeology) 

Welsh Railways Research Circle  Bringing together modellers and researchers who specialise in the railways of Wales and Border Counties.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway  A historic NG railway through Powis estates and it's fine woodland.

Wensleydale Railway Association   To extend to Wensleydale the benefits achieved by the reintroduction of services on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Rly.

West Coast Railway Company 

West Country Railway Archives 

West Lancashire Light Railway  A friendly 2' passenger carrying railway located in Hesketh Bank, midway between Preston and Southport.

West Somerset Railway  Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently journeys beside the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel.

West Somerset Railway (unofficial #1) An unofficial site.

West Somerset Railway (unofficial #2) An unofficial site containing, everything diagrams, history of Britain's longest heritage railway etc..

Western Locomotive Association  Owners and operators of 2 class 52 `Western' diesel hydraulic locomotives.

Windmill Farm Railway  A relatively new 15 inch gauge line in North West England operated by heritage locos & rolling stock.

Wyvern Rail  A company dedicated to reopening the branch line from Duffield to Wirksworth to regular passenger services. Not preservationists!


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