Preserved Railways

Picture of BR Standard Tank Engine

Preserved railways or heritage railways can be found the length and breadth of the country and provide an excellent day out for families and enthusiasts. A significant range of trains, rolling stock and railroad memorabilia is on show and often but a short drive from home.

The trains and rolling stock are but one element of the preserved railway - many facilities reveal the significant imapact that the train has had on society.

Preserved Railways in the United Kingdom
Railway Name Location Web Site Comments
Heritage Railways n/a Guide to heritage railways in the UK.
IRail n/a General index of railway related websites.
Narrow Gauge Heaven n/a Directory of UK narrow gauge railways.
Avon Valley Railway Avon
Caledonian Railway Scotland
Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway
Churnet Valley Railway
Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway
Colne Valley Railway
Dartmoor Railway Devon
East Lancashire Railway Lancs
East Somerset Railway Somerset
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Foxfield Steam Railway
Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Great Central Railway Main Line Steam Trust
Gwili Railway
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Llangollen Railway
Mid Norfolk Railway
Northampton & Lamport Railway
North Norfolk Railway
Peak Rail
Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Severn Valley Railway
South Devon Railway
Swanage Railway Trust
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Telford Steam Railway
West Somerset Railway
Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway Narrow Gauge
Festiniog Railway/Welsh Highland Railway Narrow Gauge
Isle of Man Steam Railway Narrow Gauge
Leighton-Buzzard Railway Narrow Gauge
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Narrow Gauge
Seaton Tramway Narrow Gauge
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway Narrow Gauge
Talyllyn Railway Narrow Gauge
Teifi Valley Railway Narrow Gauge
Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge
Wells & Walsingham Light Railway Narrow Gauge
Welshpool & LLanfair Light Railway Narrow Gauge
Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group Museum/ Preservation Centre
Bressingham Steam Museum Museum/ Preservation Centre
Buckingamshire Railway Centre Museum/ Preservation Centre
Cambrian Railway Centre Museum/ Preservation Centre
Suburban Electric Railway Association Museum/ Preservation Centre
Darlington Railway Centre & Museum Museum/ Preservation Centre
Devon Railway Centre Museum/ Preservation Centre
Great Western Society Museum/ Preservation Centre
Great Western Preservation Group (Southall) Museum/ Preservation Centre
Hollycombe Steam Collection Museum/ Preservation Centre
Kidderminster Railway Museum Museum/ Preservation Centre
London Transport Museum Museum/ Preservation Centre
Lynton & Barnstaple  Railway Project Museum/ Preservation Centre
National Railway Museum York Museum/ Preservation Centre
National Railway Museum , Shildon Locomotion Museum/ Preservation Centre
Railway Age at Crewe Museum/ Preservation Centre
Ribble Steam Railway Museum/ Preservation Centre
Museum of the Great Western Railway Swindon Museum/ Preservation Centre
Tyseley Locomotive Works Birmingham Museum/ Preservation Centre
Great Western Study Group n/a Society
Welsh Railway Research Group n/a Society
Scottish Railway Preservation Society n/a Society
Monmouthshire Railway Society n/a Society
Industrial Railway Society n/a Society
LNWR Society n/a Society
Broad Gauge Society n/a Society
South Western Circle n/a Society
Historical Model Rail Society n/a Society
LMS Jubilees n/a Society
Railwest n/a Archive
Great Western Archive n/a Archive
War Department Light Railways n/a Archive
Heritage Railway Magazine n/a Publication
British Railway Illustrated n/a Publication
Midland Record n/a Publication
Steam Railway n/a Publication