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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Tourist Railroads and Museums International : United Kingdom : Page 9

Tourist Railroads and Museums International : United Kingdom

Links to tourist railroads, museums and other railroad related attractions in the United Kingdom.

There are 94 links in this category

The Vintage Carriages Trust
The Vintage Carriages Trust owns and maintains a fleet of nine historic railway carriages, three interesting small steam locomotives, and a unique collection of railway posters and other railway relics. The Trust owns the Railway Carriage Museum and Workshop at the Ingrow Railway Centre on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, in which it displays the majority of its collection, other items being found elsewhere on the Railway or occasionally at different railway venues around the country.
Info: URL: http://www.vintagecarriagestrust.org/ (Added: 18-Jul-2000)
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Trainspotting in Wales Ed Pick
Trainspotting in Wales is a multimedia journey on the great narrow-gauge steam trains of Wales. Ride the Talyllyn Railway, Vale of Rheidol Light Railway, Ffestiniog Railway, and Snowdon Mountain Railway, as well as the historic standard-gauge Cambrian Coast Line. You'll climb twisting mountain grades behind panting narrow-guage steam locomotives, and pass through some of the lovliest mountain scenery in all Britain.
Info: URL: http://www.steamsafari.com/wales/ (Added: 19-Jul-2000)
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United Kingdom - Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
Carnforth, UK - Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room opened on 17 October 2003 following 3 years work to renovate the derelict buildings of Carnforth Station. We celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2013 and would like to thank the organisations listed for their generous support.

We welcome visitors from all over the world, who come to enjoy the nostalgia of the station, which has been restored to it’s 1940s glory when the Refreshment Room was used as the setting for David Lean’s film “Brief Encounter”.

The Carnforth Station and Railway Trust Co Ltd was formed In November 1996 to restore the derelict buildings and a £1.5 million project was commenced in late 2000 in cooperation with Railtrack. The Heritage Centre and Brief Encounter Refreshment Room opened for business in October 2003.

Info: URL: http://www.carnforthstation.co.uk/ (Added: 8-Jul-2001)
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United Kingdom - Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
We operate passenger services on the line between Wirksworth and Duffield mainly using heritage diesel railcars, and on selected days steam hauled services on the short branch between Wirksworth and Ravenstor.

Wirksworth Station Platform 2
Wirksworth Station Platform 1
Wirksworth to Yard
Wirksworth Loading Point

Info: URL: http://www.e-v-r.com/webcams/ (Added: 4-Dec-2016)
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United Kingdom - North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire - The North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides some 18 Miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors

The line is owned by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust who have run the line as a living museum since 1974.

With our magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time. From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It’s also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby.

Ignore the broken thumbnail image at left, the link does work!

Info: URL: http://www.nymr.co.uk/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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United Kingdom - Perrygrove Railway
The Perrygrove Railway on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean is a 15" gauge line which runs for 3/4 mile through farmland and woods to the site of a disused iron mine with 1 in 30 gradients.
Info: URL: http://perrygrove.co.uk/ (Added: 15-Apr-2001)
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Vale of Rheidol Railway
Aberystwyth, Wales - A blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam and you’re away! Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to see the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century.

From the comfort of your carriage watch the scenery passing by. See the countryside change as you travel through wide open fields, woodland and rugged mountain scenery, the line twisting and turning as it clings to the hillside. Listen to the sound of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive working hard to climb 700ft (200m) in the 11 ¾ miles from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge.

Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can be enjoyed by all.

The line is a masterpiece of engineering, opened in 1902 to carry lead ore, timber and passenger traffic. The narrow track gauge allows the railway to follow the contours of the terrain with many sharp curves and steep gradients which add to the railway’s charm.

Info: URL: http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Welsh Highland Railway
Porthmadog to Caernarfon, North Wales - Welcome to the official website of the Welsh Highland Railway. This is where you can find out all about the project to rebuild and operate the Welsh Highland Railway, a line running through the mountains of Wales which closed in the 1930s. Approval has been granted to rebuild the whole line. The first sections of the line, from Porthmadog to Pen-y-Mount, and from Caernarfon to Rhyd Ddu are now open, and work is now underway on the missing link to join them together!
Info: URL: http://www.whr.co.uk/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Welsh Highland Railway Project
North Wales - The Welsh Highland Railway Project is a title that will be familiar to anyone with a passing interest in the railway. It was the name given to a website that was set up by the late Dr Ben Fisher with the intention of following the reconstruction of the Welsh Highland Railway. The website became the 'official' provider of news, information and announcements associated with the reconstruction.

What this website did was to record every aspect of the day to day rebuilding of the railway to such an extent that it is now a significant historical record of that reconstruction. It also recorded the numerous events, galas and celebratory occasions of those reconstruction years.

Ben kept the website updated on a regular basis until his sudden, and untimely, death in August 2009. Following the sad loss of Ben, his family felt that this record should not be lost to the wider world. This was a likely scenario as the website was very kindly hosted courtesy of Bangor University where Ben worked. In order to ensure its survival it was offered to Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri to be part of their (new) society website and where updating of reconstruction progress could continue.

Info: URL: http://www.whrsoc.org.uk/WHRProject.html (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Welsh Highland Railway Society
Welcome to the official website of Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri, the Welsh Highland Railway Society. The Society exists to give support for the Welsh Highland Railway, including voluntary work for the Railway and financial support for projects on the Railway. The website caters both for members of the Society and for those with an interest who might wish to join the Society.

The Society is the official supporters' body for the project to rebuild, maintain and operate the Welsh Highland Railway, a narrow gauge line across the mountains of North Wales that closed in the 1930s. The project is led by the Ffestiniog Railway. WHRS members are playing a leading part in the rebuilding and operation of the Railway.

Info: URL: http://www.whrsoc.org.uk/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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