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Our fellow organisation at Rowsley, The Heritage Shunters Trust

http://heritageshunters.co.uk/

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All photography by David Muscroft

Narrow gauge and preservation nationwide.

The Ashover Light Railway Society is one of many organisations nationwide who are preserving, restoring, and promoting the narrow gauge heritage which is such an important part of our social history. Some others are listed below.

The Golden Valley Light Railway http://www.gvlr.org.uk/
Just down the road in Derbyshire, here you can see the same kind of railway carriage which operated on the ALR.
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The Colonel Stephens Railway Museum  http://www.hfstephens-museum.org.uk/

A railway museum dedicated to the career of Colonel F. Stephens, engineer to the ALR.

Colonel Stephens Society    http://www.colonelstephenssociety.co.uk/

The Colonel Stephens Society is an organisation dedicated to Colonel Stephens and the railways he was associated with.

Kent & East Sussex Railway  http://www.kesr.org.uk/

A preserved standard gauge line running through Kent countryside, originally managed by Ashover Light Railway engineer Colonel Holman F. Stephens.

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum          http://www.ngrm.org.uk/

The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is home to many relics of British narrow gauge lines, including the ALR. In its collection are nameplates and worksplates from Ashover locomotives, as well as lineside signs and PEGGY’s whistle.

Leighton Buzzard Railway              http://www.buzzrail.co.uk/

Like the Ashover, the Leighton Buzzard Railway was built with materials and equipment that were surplus from the 2-foot gauge supply lines of the First World War trenches, and still has locomotives and rolling stock from that era. Baldwin 4-6-0 (as used on the ALR) no. 778 owned by the Greensand Railway Museum Trust officially entered service on August 19th 2007. On 19th April 2008 was chartered by the ALRS on a members day out.

 Launceston Steam Railway

A 2 ft gauge railway, steam operated, running from the Cornish town of Launceston.

Old Poets’ Corner – Ashover         http://www.oldpoets.co.uk/

Location for ALRS’ 1st AGM in May 2007. Delightful pub in the centre of the village and at the top of the bridleway that leads to Salters Lane. Serves Real Ale made at their own Ashover Brewery. These are generally named with an ALR link.

 Heritage railways website.       http://heritage-railways.com/

An independent guide to the entire heritage railway scene (including tramways and preserved steam trains) in the UK and Ireland.

Featuring:

  • 169 heritage railway attractions listed by name or map location.
  • Events Diary showing events for all heritage railways for the next 2 to 3 months.
  • Websites Database with over 700 entries.
  • Locomotives Database with nearly 3,000 entries, including over 900 photographs.
  • Railway Glossary with over 950 entries

NEDIAS    http://www.nedias.co.uk/

North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeological Society.  Devoted to study and promotion of the rich and varied industrial archaeology of the area; railways, roads, canals, industry etc.

Other heritage railways

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
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The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
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The Severn Valley Railway
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The Great Central Railway

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From the web editor.....Please send me an email if you have any news or pictures of the ALR which you feel will benefit the Society.

webmaster@alrs.org.uk

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