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Sites of the month

Snow Carbon - we like this site! An independent information site set up by skiers and snowboarders who have travelled this way for years and want to help you do the same, Snow Carbon is packed full of information on how to get to ski resorts by train and run by the friendly and knowledgeable journalist Daniel Elkan
Loco2 - a wonderful European railways booking site - the perfect combination to Snow Carbon, or for any travel requiring European journeys. Simply decide where and when you want to go and let the search engine do the work.
Kernow Model Rail Centre - Model rail shop in Camborne



This video was made by Napier Nimbus on the 15th September 2007.

Cornish or South West Rail related sites


The Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway- local railway with over six miles of track through the Glynn Valley
Plymouth and District Model Railway Club - established in 1963, this club is a friendly group of local railway modellers who try to cater for all aspects of the hobby regardless of ability.
Devon Diesels - The Devon Diesel societies official web site
Exe Model Railway Club - A place to meet like minded folk, to test run models you are working on. Or check out our library for inspiration
Falmouth Society of Railway Modellers - a model railway society in Falmouth, Cornwall, whose aim is to foster the interest in model railways. Members interests range from historical to the contemporary scene and cover a variety of scales and gauges. New members welcome.
Hayle Model Railway Club - The object of the club is to foster an interest in railway modelling, and to share information about railways in general.
Kernow Model Rail Centre - Model rail shop in Camborne
Lappa Valley Steam Railway - Narrowgauge steam railway with lots of other attractions for the family
Plym Valley Railway - based just East of Plymouth, the Plym Valley is a small friendly railway with weekend trains running during the winter
Tamar Belle - Want to extend your stay in the South West? Railway carriages offering B&B or self catering accommodation along the scenic Plymouth to Gunnislake Line
Taunton Trains - really good site with all sorts of sightings, photos and archive interest, all of which are regularly updated. Includes a South West rail gen section
Wadebridge 34007 - site dedicated to this locomotive restoration project. See and hear Wadebridge at work!
West Country Railway Archives - for historical information on railways in South West England
World of Model Railways - Computorised model railway offering visitors the opportunity to control the trains. Includes an extensive model shop

This video was taken by our guest Jeremy Scantlebury from the SK2 in 2007.


Preserved Railway sites

Amberley Museum Amberley Museum - 36 acre open air musum dedicated to the Industrial heritage of the South East
Amerton Railway - a 2 ft gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside, and situated at the popular Amerton working farm.
Appleby Frodingham Railway - Scunthorpe based society formed to preserve railway heritage of the area, offering free railtours to visitors
Avon Valley Railway - Offering a five mile return train ride along the former Mangotsfield to Bath Green ex Midland railway route
Bahamas Locomotive Society - society formed in 1967 with the aim of preserving the former LMS Railway Jubilee class engine no 45596, 'Bahamas', now based at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Barrow Hill Bala Lake Railway - Gwynedd preserved railway running from Bala to Dolgelley along a track once used by the GWR
Bankside Minature Railway - The railway is unusual as being on elevated track and is the only 8.25 inch gauge railway in the country.
Barleylands Park - activity park with minature gauge railway
Barrow Hill Railway Centre - the official site of the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society
Barry Island Railway - Experience a real-life railway in operation and learn about the history of railways in Barry and beyond. The Railway is open on dates throughout the year for families, groups and rail enthusiasts, offering a fun and enjoyable trip.
Barton House Railway - The Barton House Railway (BHR) re-creates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride-on railways, a fully working signalling system and authentic tickets.
Bicton Gardens and Countryside Park - includes a charming woodland railway, the only 18" gauge railway in Britain.
Birmingham Railway Museum - In 1999 Birmingham Railway Museum Trust achieved its long held objective of running a regular steam train service on the national mainline railway network between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon. It also operates the engineering subsidiary of the trust, the Tyseley Locomotive Works
The Blue Bell Railway - Enjoy aleisurely journey through the heart of the Sussex Weald
Bodmin and Wenford Railway The Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway - local railway with over six miles of track through the Glynn Valley
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway - Central Scotland's Steam Railway by the Firth of Forth
Bowes Railway - the worlds only preserved standard gauge rope hauled railway
Brecon Mountain Railway - trips behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-y-Gaer
Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway - a delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs
Bressingham Steam and Gardens - located at Bressingham near Diss in Norfolk, England.Regular trains call at Diss Station, on the main line from Norwich to London, Liverpool Street
The Bure Valley Railway - Norfolk's longestnarrow gauge railway covering nine miles from Aylsham to Wroxham, carrying Cholsey and Wallingford Railway 115,000 passengers a year
Caledonian Railway (Brechin) Ltd - Running from Brechin to the Bridge of Dunn, the railway has a fleet of nine steam engines and ten diesel locomotives
Cavan and Leitrim Railway - once one of Irelands' busiest narrow gauge railways, serving the local coalfield. Now it is being brought back to its former glory after nearly forty years of dereliction
The Chasewater Railway - Located in Chasewater Country Park, just off the southbound A5, the Railway is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the major visitor attractions within the Walsall/Lichfield/Cannock areas
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway - The Quintessential Country Branch Line
The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway - a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey, with the historic market town of Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Churnet Valley Railway Churnet Valley Railway - 'The Railway in the Valley' based at Cheddleton, Staffordshire
Colne Valley Railway - an award winning period country railway with relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum - adjacent to the British Rail station Conwy Valley Railway Museum is a must for all that enjoy trains. A miniature railway takes you on a 10 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds. Trains run every day from 10.30am to 4.30pm. In the season and every weekend there will be a steam engine pulling the train - at other times a diesel engine will be in service.
Corris Railway Museum - The Corris Railway was the first narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales. Built originally in 1859 as a 2' 3" gauge horse-hauled tramroad, steam locomotives arrived in 1878 and passengers were carried from 1883 to 1930.
Cumann Tracnach na Gaeltachta Lair - the Central Gaeltacht Train Society, Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway
Dartmouth Railway - Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your Day Out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips and paddle steamer - the only Attraction in Devon that lets you enjoy the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the River Dart, Kingswear, Totnes and Salcombe on your Day Out!
The Dean Forest Railway - railway based at Lydney in Gloucestershire. It was voted Independent railway of the year by English Heriatage in 2001, and runs 3.25 miles from Lydney Junction to Whitecroft
The Derwent Valley Light Railway - The Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is a small group of volunteers who maintain and operate train services on the remaining section of the original Derwent Valley Railway.
The Devon Railway Centre - friendly fun packed afternoon out in rural Devon, offering an operating 2' gauge railway, and a short 7.25 inch gauge train ride. There is also an extensive display of model railways, a crazy golf course, picnic area and light refreshments
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
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre - Museum with photo display, artefacts, models, videos, thousands of photos, documents and a bookshop. Also features working model railway, over 2000 digitised photos of the railway indexed and viewable on a computer, and a simulator which allows visitors to drive a steam train though Barnesmore Gap!
Downpatrick Railway Museum - The railway museum is the only preserved Irish Standard Gauge (5 ft 3 in) railway operating in Ireland. It is a representation of the former Belfast and County Down Railway terminus in Downpatrick, which closed in 1950, two years after the network was taken into state-ownership.
Dunrobin Castle and Station Museum - The majestic Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and dates back to the 1300s
The East Anglian Railway Museum - The East Anglian Railway Museum, based just outside Colchester, Essex, is a Working Museum dedicated to preserving the history of railways in the Eastern Counties
Eastbourne Minature Railway Park - A Railway Adventure in Eastbourne. Travel behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park.
East Kent Railway - The East Kent Railway was constructed between 1911 and 1917 to serve the growing number of coal mines that were being sunk in the East Kent area.The railway today runs from Shepherdswell to Eythorne, a four mile round trip.
East Lancashire Railway - A vibrant railway in the heart of East Lancashire.
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway - A miniature dual gauge 10.25"/7.25" railway running from its main station, Eastleigh Parkway, to Monks Brook Halt.
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway - A miniature dual gauge 10.25 inch and 7.25 inch railway running from its main station, Eastleigh Parkway, to Monks Brook Halt.
The East Somerset Railway> - an ex-Great Western Railway branchline running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run all year, with a 5-mile round trip through the rolling countryside.
The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - runs from Duffield, five miles north of Derby to Wirksworth, a delightful market town on the edge of the Peak District in England. After 15 years disuse, passenger services are being reintroduced in stages from 2004.
The Eden Valley Railway - The Eden Valley Railway Society was formed in 1995 with the aim of reopening the 6 mile track between Appleby and Flitholme
The Eden Valley Railway - The original Eden Valley Railway was opened in 1862 and formed a link between the Darlington and Tebay. The Eden Valley Railway Society was formed in 1995 with the aim of reopening the 6 mile Appleby - Flitholme section.
Elsecarr Railway - The Elsecar Heritage Railway is made up of a group of volunteers committed to the preservation, restoration and expansion of a preserved railway in South Yorkshire.
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway - travel on a train pulled by a steam locomotive from the historic station at Embsay, built in 1888, or Bolton Abbey Station.
Enfield Town Model Railway Club - members model in a variety of scales and gauges, ranging from N gauge through 00 and 0 gauge to gauge 1 and G scale. We have members who belong to the Gauge 3 Society, and others with experience of 5 inch and 7 and a quarter inch live steam, four are members of the EM Gauge Society
Festiniog and West Highland Railways - two unique narrow gauge railways with a fascinating past and an even more exciting future.
Friends of the Battlefield Line - The Battlefield Line is the last remain part of the former Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. It runs from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire and is operated by the Shackerstone Railway Society
Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway - a narrow (3feet) gauge line linking two of Northern Irelands best known tourist destinations, the World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway and the internationally celebrated "Old Bushmills" Distillery.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - An all-volunteer steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds
Glyn Valley Tramway - The narrow-gauge Glyn Valley Tramway served the Ceiriog Valley from 1873 until 1935. Now the tramway has long gone but the Glyn Valley Tramway Group are working to ensure that it is not forgotten, in two museums associated with the Tramway.
Great Central Railway - Britain's double track main line steam Railway - One of the few places in the world where scheduled full size steam trains pass in motion on double track. Main Line Steam trains - every weekend throughout the year.
Gwilli Railway - A living reminder of a Great Western Railway branch line set in the breathtaking Carmarthenshire hills. Starting at Bronwydd Arms Station the steam train follows the route, originally taken by the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line
The Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters site - Home to lots of information about this lovely narrow gauge railway.
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway - The unique & perfectly preserved Isle of Wight railway, most of which was closed between 1952 and 1966.
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a delightfully restored 5-mile branch line which joins the national railway network at Keighley in West Yorkshire, north east of England and runs up the Worth Valley to Haworth and Oxenhope
Kent & East Sussex Railway - This line joins together Tenterden Town and Bodiam Castle, past the quiet Sussex village of Northiam on the way
The 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 and are related to the UK
Lappa Valley Steam Railway - Narrow gauge steam railway with lots of other attractions for the family
Lartigue Monorailway - Experience a unique mode of transport at the Lartigue Monorailway in Listowel. The reconstructed engine and carriages will take you on a trip back in time
Launceston Steam Railway - The Launceston Steam Railway links the historic Cornish town of Launceston with the hamlet of Newmills. Trains are hauled by steam locomotives built to a famous design by the Hunslet Engineering Company in the late 1800's

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Launceston Steam Railway - Launceston Steam Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the glorious Kensey Valley, to the hamlet of Newmills.

The Lavender Line - The Lavender Line is part of the former Lewes to Uckfield Railway, Isfield station has now been restored and looks very much as it would have done in the 1920's and 30's.
- The Leadhills & Wanlockhead RailwayBritain's highest adhesion railway, reaching 1498 feet above sea level, it was originally built in 1900 for the Caledonian Railway. Combine a trip to the railway with the lead mining museum at Wanlockhead
Leighton Buzzard Railway - one of the few narrow gauge light railways to survive in England. Leighton Buzzard Railway offers a 70 minute round trip from Page’s Park to Stonehenge Works.
Letchworth Model Railway Society - The Society was founded in 1981 by a small group of enthusiasts,most of whom are still members. The general aims of the Society are to preserve and encourage railway modelling in as many of it's various forms as possible.
The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway - The only standard gauge steam railway in Lincolnshire open to the public. The location is part of the original Great Northern Railway, which opened in 1848. now extended towards North Thoresby
Llanberis Lake Railway - Take a trip on this line and from your seat in the enclosed coaches you can enjoy spectacular views of Snowdon and the surrounding high mountains.
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway - the only standard gauge steam railway in Lincolnshire open to the public. The railway line at Ludborough originally opened in 1848 and was part of the Great Northern Grimsby to Boston route.
Llangollen Railway - A section of the former Ruabon to Barmouth route in North Wales that was closed in the 1960s has been reopened. Heritage trains now operate at weekends for most of the year, and all week from April to October. During the summer, most trains are steam-hauled; at other times diesel locomotives or railcars may be used.
London Transport Museum - The conservation and explanation of the capital city's transport heritage, London's Transport Museum offers people an understanding of its subject.
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon, is one of the world’s most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. Passengers can now travel along part of the original route.
Mangapps Farm Railway Museum - a privately owned working museum established on a 400 acre farm at Burnham on Crouch, Essex. It features a 0.75 mile standard gauge passenger carrying line, with restored stations, signal boxes and equipment from various sites throughout East Anglia.
The Market Drayton Preservation Spciety - 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
Mid-Hants 'Watercress' Railway - runs 10 miles from Alresford to Alton, on the way visiting Ropley and Medstead & Four Marks.
Midland Railway Centre - There’s plenty to see and do for all of the family, including a wonderful train ride across Butterley and into our bordering Derbyshire countryside.
Mid-Norfolk Railway - The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust was established in 1995 with the aim of buying and restoring the line between the Norfolk market towns of Dereham and Wymondham. Currently own 28km (17.5 miles) of track and trackbed through central Norfolk's most attractive countryside, making it one of the largest preserved railways in the UK today.
The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway - The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, was a classic case of a railway built late on in the great railway age that never paid its way. This example of 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 Mid-Suffolk line.
The Middleton Railway - Historic Leeds Railway that first ran steam locomotives in 1812
Midland Railway Centre - A Standard Gauge Railway Running Steam and Diesel Hauled Passenger Trains with a Museum dedicated to the Midland Railway.
The Moseley Railway Trust - The Trust’s aim is to locate a site where it can 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.
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The National Railway Museum - York - The National Railway Museum in York, England is the largest railway museum in the world, responsible for the conservation and interpretation of the British national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts.
The Nene Valley Railway - Situated near Peterborough, the NVR runs for fifteen miles through the delightful Nene Park
North Ings Farm Museum - A small museum on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens specialising in agricultural equipment.The museum has a collection of tractors, agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles and a narrow gauge railway.
North Norfolk Railway - The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty
North Tyneside Steam Railway - Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the Stephenson Railway Museum, and take a delightful ride on a real steam train
The Northampton and Lamport Railway - A steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton. Very good links section
Pecorama - Beautiful gardens, a lovely minature railway, fabulous model railway layouts and of course the famous Pecorama model shop
Plym Valley Railway - based just East of Plymouth, the Plym Valley is a small friendly railway with weekend trains running during the winter

Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway - Illustrated above, the Pontypool and Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is a great family day out, whatever the weather!
Pontypool and Blaenhavon Railway - Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is set in the heart of a World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons.
Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway - Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway is situated at the edge of the Cotswold Hills at Toddington Station, headquarters of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. The line is of two foot gauge and is operated with steam and diesel traction by the North Gloucestershire Railway Co. Ltd.
Seaton Tramway - Tramway that runs from the seaside resort of Seaton through the lovely Axe Valley in East Devon
The Severn Valley Railway - Preserved Railway line in the West Midlands, with lots to interest all ages.
The South Devon Railway - for details of this scenic Devon railway that runs from Buckfastleigh to Totnes alongside the river Dart
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society - society formed with the aim of preserving the railways and locomotives of Scotland. Includes a railtours programme and links with the Bo'ness and Kenneil Railway
Telford Steam Railway - Located in the West Midlands, 20 miles west of Wolverhampton, Telford Steam Railway is a preserved railway operated by a small and friendly team of volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September, and at Christmas.
West Lancashire Light Railway - The West Lancashire Light Railway is a two foot gauge passenger carrying railway located in the village of Hesketh Bank midway between Preston and the resort of Southport.
West Highland Heritage Railway - "The journey takes about an hour, but you won't be on the train for most of the time!" Lots to see and explore - the engine sheds, the locomotive cabs - and a minature railway

Railway sites around the world

Fernbahn - German web site with diagrams for locos around the Bahn network
Indian Luxury Trains - "We are a trusted resource for luxury train travel in India and add on tours for exclusive Indian holidays. Plan your vacation and book your tickets with us for Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Golden Chariot, Maharajas Express, Deccan Odyssey, and Indian Maharaja."
Loco2 - a wonderful European railways booking site - the perfect combination to Snow Carbon, or for any travel requiring European journeys. Simply decide where and when you want to go and let the search engine do the work.
Nohab - follows an initiative to preserve one of the famous M41 class NOHAB built diesel engines
Palace on Wheels
the luxury tourist train that routes across Rajasthan.
Rail Europe - useful site for booking train tickets for journeys all over Europe. Includes information on special deals and rail passes
Railography - site concentrates on central Europe, mainly Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including some travel tips
Reisezuege - Swiss formation web site with detailed frawings
Snow Carbon - we like this site! An independent information site set up by skiers and snowboarders who have travelled this way for years and want to help you do the same, Snow Carbon is packed full of information on how to get to ski resorts by train and run by the friendly and knowledgable journalist Daniel Elkan
Webcam Schmalspurbahn - webcam footage from Switzerland

Rail photography sites

Brush4 - Brush type 4 fund website
International Railway Photography - site concentrates on central Europe, mainly Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including some travel tips
Welcome to Canton Depot - RIP - cocentrated around the Cardiff Canton depot and South Wales news, with over 4.500 pictures from Martin's collection
The Phantasrail Gallery - photos from all over the world
Steam Tube - web site of photos and videos for all things steam
Train Sim - Huge train sim site including lots of files to download, chat room, and more

Freight and Loco sites

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The 8F Locomotive society - events and days out in steam, as well as locomotive technical details and more
The Class 31 Web Site - Photos, history, charters, listings of workings and pictures of class 31 locos, Maintained by Francis Ashling
The Class 47 site - All things class 47
The Class 58 website - The web source for all things Class 58
The Class 60 site - Class 60 Preservation Group
The Class 67 site - class 67 site maintained by Colin Birch
The Class 151 Metro Cammell DMUs - Pictures and history of the Class 151
70000 Britannia - Britannia photo collection by Nigel Fraser Ker
Alan's UK Diesel Pics - Photo site devoted entirely to diesels
Birnmingham Rail Museum - fascinating site featuring information on steam excursions and the activity around the Tysley Loco Works, including pages for each engine present, with sound effects!
BR Diesel Web - Sounds and photos from all types of diesel engines
CAR Services Ltd - Britains only rolling stock agents - dealing in carriage sales and related fittings and fixtures
Co-Bo World - a remarkable tribute to the unique Class 28 diesel locos and Metrovick Co-Bos
The Creech Crusader - Lots of modern railway items and good photo records of day trips. Maintained by Brian Garrett
Cromptons - BR class 33 locomotives. The site for all things class 33
DEMU on the web - for the modern railway modeller
Devon Diesels - The Devon Diesel societies official web site
Gensheet - for information about unusual train routes and diversions. Includes an e-mail group for information about diversions and rare track gen
Geoff Cryer's Railway Pages - Railway photos, drawings and movies
Jeff's Photo Album - site dedicated to railways, buses and plant machinery with photos of trains in Scotland
Jonathon's Railways Page - includes photos of Underground and Eurostar trains and model railway info
Locowatch - Lots and lots of up to date and comprehensive news and photos
The LMS Carriage Association - Fascinating site for anyone interested in carriage history, including photos and whereabouts of LMS carriages and links to similar sites
The March Web Preservation Site - info on UK Railway preservation including 6024 King Edward 1, GWR E-group and the West Somerset Railway
The Network South East Page - comprehensive site for all things pertaining to Network South East
The North Wales Coast Railway - for pictures, routes, stock, news and many other details relating to the North Wales Coast Railway
Railbritain.com - practical info for those travelling by rail
Rail Tube - great resource for any rail enthusiasts - lots of video sharing, photos and news
The Railcar web site - dedicated to preserved DMUs - site includes a monthly bulletin, running dates, societies, books and much more
Railenthusiast - has lots of links to railway web rings and mailing lists
The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society - runs group meetings for enthusiasts and publishes a monthly magazine 'The Railway Observer'
UK Railway Gen Lists - comprehensive listing of Railway Gen sites
The Old Dalby Test Track - for details and history on this track
The Oswestry Railway Centre-includes Oswestry light railway and Oswestry Transport Museum
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society - society formed with the aim of preserving the railways and locomotives of Scotland. Includes a railtours programme and links with the Bo'ness and Kenneil Railway
Steam Tube - web site of photos and videos for all things steam Taunton Trains - really good site with all sorts of sightings, photos and archive interest, all of which are regularly updated. Includes a South West rail gen section
Train Sim - Huge train sim site including lots of files to download, chat room, and more
Wadebridge 34007 - site dedicated to this locomotive restoration project. See and hear Wadebridge at work!

History and heritage rail sites


Abbey Pumping Station - Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology, displaying Leicester's industrial, technological and scientific heritage.
Amberley Museum - 36 acre open air musum dedicated to the Industrial heritage of the South East
Astley Green Colliery Museum - this museum houses Lancashire's only surviving headgear and engine house, both of which now have listed building status.
Birmingham Railway Museum Trust - The custodian of the Tyseley Collection of railway engines & railway artefacts
The Carriage Survey - Absolutely fascinating site locating and describing the whereabouts of all sorts of carriages, from Victorian times to today, and more often than not with photos.
Coleford GWR Museum - Coleford Great Western Railway Museum is based in the former Goods Shed at Coleford, in the Forest of Dean.
Crewe Heritage Centre - Crewe museum of railway and town heritage
Manchester Museum of Transport - Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport is just like taking a trip back in time as you wander through one of Britain’s biggest collection of restored trams, buses and coaches.
National Railway Museum - Discover over 300 years of history and over 1,000,000 wonderful objects that changed the world. FREE ENTRY.
Mangapps Railway Museum - Mangapps Railway Museum is a privately owned working museum established on a farm at Burnham on Crouch, Essex. It features a 0.75 mile standard gauge passenger carrying line, with restored stations, signal boxes and ancillary equipment removed from various sites throughout East Anglia.
Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum - Suffolk’s only railway museum, also called the Mid Suffolk Light Railway Co., is dedicated to keeping alive the memories of the Middy by conserving historical documents as well as preserving the hardware which goes to make up a working railway.
The Old Station - Built as a Victorian country railway station, the Old Station, Tintern is a charming site to visit for a quiet relaxing day out or to start your walk in the beautiful Wye Valley.
Pendon Museum - "probably the finest model in the UK". More than a railway, Pendon has accurately made historical landscapes in minature, with astonishing detail
Railway Study Association - The Railway Study Association provides a forum for the exchange of experience, knowledge and opinion on issues relating to all aspects of the railway industry.
Railway Studies Association - The Railway Studies Collection is administered by Devon County Council's Libraries Service. It is based at Teign House, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot.
Romsey Signal Box - Romsey Signal Box is a working museum which gives an insight into the life of a railway signalman. Visitors see how a signalman controlled trains as they passed through his area of control, with the special bell codes being rung out to announce the passing of trains and the levers pulled to set the points and signals.
The Time Museum - the finest collection of Television Science Fiction props and costumes in the GALAXY !!
Winchcome Railway Museum - A unique collection of Railway Artefacts housed in a lovely Cotswold Country Garden. A child-friendly environment where visitors are actively encouraged to operate the signals, ring the bells and enjoy the various exhibits.
Gloucestershire. Built in 1883, this listed building is the last surviving part of Coleford Station, which once connected the town with Monmouth and Lydney.
Rushden Transport and Small Relic Museum - Rushden Transport Museum is situated in the old Midland Railway Station of 1894 which once formed part of the Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers branch line.
Rutland Railway Museum - Rutland Railway Museum is the home of East Midlands Ironstone Quarry Heritage
The Scottish Railway Exhibition - The Scottish Railway Exhibition was opened in 1995 in a purpose-built 15,000 sq. foot exhibition hall beside Bo'ness Station. The building has 850ft of display tracks, on which stand a wide variety of vehicles, mainly goods wagons illustrating the diversity of traffic which the railways once carried.
The Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust - The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust is dedicated to all matters relating to the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway (SDJR) and its associated undertakings.
Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway - STEAM gives you the chance to experience the sights and sounds of the GWR works at Swindon - famous as the place where many of the best steam locomotives in the world were built - and to hear the stories of the men and women who worked there.
Stephenson Railway Museum - Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the home of George Stephenson's 'Billy' and many other engines from the great age of steam. Free entry.
London Transport Museum - By conserving and explaining the Capital city's transport heritage, London Transport Museum offers people an understanding of the Capital's past development and engages them in the debate about its future.
Bewdley Station - history of the station, and also of the route from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth
GWR Modelling - Loads of info for modellers and indeed anyone with an interest in the GWR
Midland Railway Centre Signalman's Association - Lots of interst for anyone interested in signalling
The Light Straw Domain - a trip backwards in time to the not so distant days, including pages on telecommunication, rusty railways, engineering and faded memories
The Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum Site dedicated to the museum and its history
The West Country Railway Archives - for historical information on railways in South West England
End of The Line - Lists the whereabouts of locos withdrawn from service, including details of those for sale
Alford Railway Museum - Scottish line linking Alford Railway station with Haughton Park station

Rail modelling sites


Alsager Railway Association - ARA is a model railway club based in Alsager, South Cheshire. There are three modelling groups, O gauge, OO gauge and N gauge.
Alton Model Railway Group - Currently the Group has sections involved in the construction and exhibiting of layouts in British OO and O gauges and American HO gauge. In addition Group members are involved in G, HO Continental and 4mm finescale.
Ashford Model Railway Club - Details of the club and meeting times.
Barnsley Model Railway Club - Details of the club including its history and current layouts.
Basingstoke & North Hants Model Railway Society - The Society supports 4 interest groups and the academy, (The Academy was started to encourage people who wished to build a model railway layout but considered they did not have the knowledge), each working on exhibition quality layouts in their chosen scale & styles
The Bedfordshire area group of the association of 16mm narrow gauge modellers - members are all interested in creating and operating models of narrow gauge railways to a scale of 16mm = 1 foot.
East Bedfordshire Model Railway Society - a group of like-minded people that share an interest in promoting Model Railways.
Bracknell Railway SocietyThe objectives of the Society are to encourage an interest in Miniature Engineering, Railway Modeling, as well as historical and modern railways. Members build and exhibit model railway layouts, miniature railway locomotives and road vehicles, as well as operating an outdoor miniature railway providing rides for the general public.
Bradford Model Railway Club - The club exists to encourage railway modeling. Membership is open to anyone aged 11 and over with an interest in the hobby. New members skilled or not will be made welcome.
Brambleton Model Railway Club - The Model Railway Club can trace it's roots back to 1947 when it began as an unofficial boys club . In January 1956 the formal club was formed with the aims of providing a youth based club for the benefit of young people in the Harpenden area who were interested in model railways.
Bridlington Model Railway Society - Many club members have their own individual layouts in various gauges such as 00, H0, N, 0-16.5. The majority of layouts are based on British practice.
Brighton Model Railway Club - The club was founded in 1971. We have around 20 members and can always welcome more. Anyone aged 16 or over is eligible to join.
Modelsbuzz - Models are the real thing - Covers trains, planes, rockets and a general section allowing members to post queries, advice and chat, with over 85,000 articles posted.
The Central Southern Gauge 0 Model Railway Group - Meet once a month - typical events include Test Track Running Sessions, members can bring along their models to run, Guest Speakers giving lectures on both model and full size railway practice, and Video/Slide shows, showing how other modellers build and operate their railways.
Chatham & District Model Railway Club - The club is actively seeking new members.
Chester Model Railway Club - layouts in 009, OOn3, OO and N Scale. We also run an annual railtour and have working parties to the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.
Churnet Valley Model Railway Department - The Churnet Valley Model Railway Department was formed in August 1999 by members of the Churnet Valley Railway, a standard gauge preservation group who have an interest in railway modelling.
The City of Canterbury Model Railway Society - The society is made up of a small group of modellers with wide interests and skills ranging from Garden Railways to Hornby Dublo to 2mm finescale.
Colchester & District Model Railway Club New members welcome.
Cornwall Railway Modellers Website - provided for the benefit of the railway modellers of Cornwall.
Crawley Model Railway Society - Apart fom modeling other Society activities include Other Society activities include: demonstrations of various modelling techniques, video and slide evenings, visits to places of railway interest, social events, publishing our own quarterly newsletter - "The Ashpan" - for members, quiz evening, and an annual competition.
Croydon Model Railway Society - The main objective of the Society remains much the same as it was when it started back in 1947; that is to promote and encourage the interest in all forms of railway, either model or prototype.
Ely Model Railway Club - a group of individuals who have a common interest in railways, who have joined together into an informal club to help build and create models of railway subjects, normally in the form of working layouts.
Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club - The club exists to bring together those who reside in and around Epsom interested in the hobby of railway modelling.
Erith Model Railway Society - Founded in June 1962, the society has been in existence for nearly 40 years. It is very friendly and informal in nature and comprises people engaged in modelling railways in most scales including N, HO, OO and O. As well as modelling railways, the society holds video shows, an annual modelling contest, social events such as dinners and visits to prototype railways
Falmouth Society of Railway Modellers - a model railway society in Falmouth, Cornwall, whose aim is to foster the interest in model railways. Members interests range from historical to the contemporary scene and cover a variety of scales and gauges. New members welcome.
The Railway Enthusiasts' Club (REC) Ltd. Farnborough - The Clubrooms are reserved for railway activities, with Tuesday being the weekly club night. Every Tuesday, except the occasional 5th Tuesday, there is at least one model layout, often two, on display.5th Tuesdays are given over to some other form of railway oriented activity, including auctions, film shows, modelling demonstrations and the REC annual meetings.
Farnham & District Model Railway Club - a sociable club. On club night on Wednesdays there is often more talking than modelling, and the sub-groups within the club working on particular layouts organise "working days" when they can concentrate on advancing their layout. The club organises other events, both social and modelling.
Hazel Grove & District Model Railway Society - A broad based group with approximately 60 members. Meet on Mondays and Fridays 8:00pm to 10:00pm Have several modelling projects in various stages of completion ranging in scales from 2mm/foot through to 7mm/foot.
Heywood Model Railway Group - Heywood Model Railway Group meets on Monday evenings at the Champness Hall Drake Street Rochdale. The club has its own rooms in the building where several models are set up for maintenance or building work to be carried out. The models are owned by the Group and range from "N" gauge through to "O" gauge with the members own Locomotives and Rolling Stock being used for exhibition purposes.
Hillingdon Railway Modellers - currently have 25 members and our latest projects include a replacement O gauge layout for Compton Abbas, which was some eight years old and now has gone to a new owner, also a new O gauge test track. We are also building a OO terminus based on Kingswear in Devon, with a Gas Works extension.
The Hull Miniature Railway Society - The Society was founded in 1948 and is one of the longest established Model Railway Clubs in the country.Currently club layouts range from 'N' gauge through to 'O' gauge via 'OO', 'EM' and P4, including a narrow gauge interest.
Ipswich Railway Modellers Association - The Association was formed around 30 years ago when a group of enthusiasts decided to band together and enjoy their hobby amongst like minded people. The club is still going and now has a thriving junior section.
Ken Jones Trains - loads of pictures and progress updates on this extensive collection of layouts.
Manchester Model Railway Society - one of the oldest model railway clubs in the United Kingdom. The club members all over the world and would welcome new members of all ages. Has own clubrooms and have several groups within the Society who have either complete layouts or layouts under construction. We cater for all modellers and have vacancies within all our groups.
Merseyside Model Railway Society - The Society is over 50 years old and exists to provide facilities and support for anyone interested in the fascinating hobby of railway modelling in whatever scale and to whatever standard.
Understanding Model Train Maintenance - a very useful site for anyone with an interest in running a model railway
Norbury and South London Transport Club - The club has developed over the years to bring together those that are interested in any aspect of public transport. Interests cover the history, development and modern day transport scene, in Britain or throughout the world. Including trains, railway architecture, buses, trams, canals, shipping, aircraft and traction engines.
Norfolk Coast Models - located on the stunning Lincolnshire/Norfolk/North Cambridgeshire borders, Norfolk Coast Models offers one of the widest ranges of model railways in the UK. All models are inspected and tested before despatch by their Quality Control department.
Northolt Model Railway Club - TheClub was formed in 1950 and its 60 plus members meet every Friday evening in permanent accommodation situated within the Northolt Village Community Centre. There is a wide range of railway interests within the club and layouts have been constructed in 2mm (N), 4mm (OO), and 7mm (O) gauges. An elevated 3.5 inch and 5 inch gauge track within the grounds provides running facilities for the Live Steamers
North London Model Engineer Society - The North London Society of Model Engineers (NLSME) was originally founded in 1944, in order to promote and encourage the creativity of model engineering and related pastimes. It has an active membership which has steadily grown over the years, and are always pleased to welcome new members.
Nottingham (Bulwell) Model Railway Society - The society have layouts in 4mm scale (OO and EM) and 7mm scale (O gauge), members’ interests also include HO, P4 and the narrow gauges.The speciality of the society is the construction of working scale overhead electrification systems.
Oxford & District Model Railway Club - Small, friendly club situated in Oxfordshire, details of layouts and exhibitions are given.
Pecorama - Beautiful gardens, a lovely minature railway, fabulous model railway layouts and of course the famous Pecorama model shop
Pendon Museum - "probably the finest model in the UK". More than a railway, Pendon has accurately made historical landscapes in minature, with astonishing detail
Plymouth Miniature Steam - The double circuit ground level track, over half a mile in length, caters for 3.5 inch, 5 inch and 7.25 inch gauge rolling stock. Two 7.25 inch gauge Wren locomotives and a battery powered diesel provide the pulling power for public running days on the first and third Sundays of the month, between April and October from 2 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. The second Sunday is a member’s only running afternoon.
Preston and District Model Railway Society - The Society’s aim is to further all aspects of the model railway hobby.
Redditch Model Railway Club - Members are involved in the construction and and operation of club exhibition layouts. As well as the construction of layouts the club offers trips to larger exhibitions and to heritage steam railways.
Shipley Model Railway Society - Details of layouts, exhibitions and membership.
Shoeburyness Model Railway Club - The membership of the Shoeburyness Model Railway Club, is like many other model clubs diverse, we have members from all walks of life.
Stafford Railway Circle - The Circle consists of enthusiastic members who meet a couple of times each week to share their common interest in railways. The circle have several model railway layouts all of which are built to exhibition standard. However, you don't have to be interested in model railways in order to join: the Circle actively promotes interest in all aspects of railways and associated commercial transport.
St Neots Model Railway Club - The club meets on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm.
Stockport & District Railway Modellers - The Club has been in existence since 1976, and provides for the interests of Railway Modellers in Stockport and surrounding areas. The Club is open to all, irrespective of ability and scale modelled.
Stowmarket Railway Club - The club currently has layouts under construction in OO and O Gauges. As well as modelling the club is also compiling an archive of information on the changing railway scene over the years.
Solihull Model Railway Circle - Details of the club including membership and layouts. Currently looking for new members.
Taunton Model Railway Group - current project - in effect re-creating history in 4mm scale by constructing a working scale model of the line which ran from Bath Green Park station to the junction where the Somerset & Dorset route turned off towards the south and the Midland line continued on towards Bristol and the north.
The Model Railway Club - The World's oldest model railway club, established in 1910, located 5 mins walk from Kings Cross Thameslink. With 3 layouts: Copenhagen Fields (2mm), Angel Transfer (HO) and Happisburgh (O) with a fourth in planning (OO). Also with a library of modelling and railway books, periodicals, etc, for both lending and reference. Meet on Thursday evenings.
Twickenham & District Model Railway Club Website - The club currently has operational layouts in OO, O, G, and Narrow Gauge The club has an extensive library of railway books whilst the centre has its own cafe and bar.
Uckfield Model Railway Club - Activities of the club include both model railways in the smaller gauges (eg N, 00, EM, P4, 0 etc) as well as the larger scales more commonly associated with model engineering societies. The Club has its own clubrooms in the centre of Uckfield. The Club has also constructed and now operates the Bentley Miniature Railway at the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum at Halland, near Uckfield.
Waveney Valley Model Railway Club - The club has more than forty members working in the main scales and gauges, namely N, 00 and 0.The periods range from from Pre-Grouping to Modern Image.
Western Model Railway Society - The society's members model a wide variety of prototypes and scales. Also has its own clubroom containing a large permanent layout, as well as a number of portable layouts. The society also holds regular exhibitions
Westinghouse Model Railway Club - The club is open to anybody with an interest in the model railway hobby. The club offers all the popular scales in which you can build, run your stock and enjoy.
Weymouth Model Railway Association - formed in 1991 the purpose of the association is to provide the resources for the construction of model railways to exhibition standards. Offers the opportunity to learn and improve skills in all aspects of railway modelling by participation in the design, construction and operation of layouts.Membership of the group is open to anyone of either sex, any age (over 12) and of any railway modelling interest.
Wigan and District Model Railway Society - Clubroom open on Tuesday & Thursday from 7.45pm. Currently working on layouts in 'OO', 'EM' & 'O'gauge.
Wimborne Railway Society - a varied programme of slide, cine, and video shows interspersed with club nights where members can test their models on our test track, work on one of the layouts, read a book or magazine from our library, or have a chat with a like minded individual.
Witley Model Railway Club - founded nearly nineteen years ago, in April 1980, by a group of model railway enthusiasts who had arranged a meeting with a view to seeing whether such a venture was possible. The Club has three main exhibition layouts and work is under way on three new layouts.
Woking Minature Railway Society - Details of Mizens passenger carrying railway and the Brooklands Model Railway Group. With photos and details of running days.
World of Model Railways - Computorised model railway offering visitors the opportunity to control the trains. Includes an extensive model shop
Worthing Model Railway Club - This site gives you access to information such as when and where the club meets, a description of the Clubs layouts, a history of the Club and, how to contact the Club.


Rail internet groups


Gensheet - for information about unusual train routes and diversions. Includes an e-mail group for information about diversions and rare track gen
iRail - search engine site dedicated to all categories of railway interest.
Railbritain.com - Resource for information and news on Britains Railway
The Railcar web site - dedicated to preserved DMUs - site includes a monthly bulletin, running dates, societies, books and much more
Railenthusiast - has lots of links to railway web rings and mailing lists
The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society - runs group meetings for enthusiasts and publishes a monthly magazine 'The Railway Observer'
Rail Tube - great resource for any rail enthusiasts - lots of video sharing, photos and news
RailServe.com - Directory of Railroad, railway and model train links
Steam Tube - web site of photos and videos for all things steam Southern E Group - for all things Southern Railway
Train Sim - Huge train sim site including lots of files to download, chat room, and more



Other rail related holidays and charter train sites


Deccan Odyssey India - The Deccan Odyssey is a luxury train in India. The train takes its guests into a journey to the royal days of the yore.
Gensheet - for information about unusual train routes and diversions. Includes an e-mail group for information about diversions and rare track gen
Gracious Myanmar Travel - steam railway holidays in Myanmar with Myanmar Travel
Great Rail Journeys - company offering a variety of tours around the world
GW Travel - offers international journeys, including across Siberia and Mongolia
Indian Luxury Trains - "We are a trusted resource for luxury train travel in India and add on tours for exclusive Indian holidays. Plan your vacation and book your tickets with us for Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Golden Chariot, Maharajas Express, Deccan Odyssey, and Indian Maharaja."
Intra Express - Railway and Tramway tours, based in Berlin
Loco2 - a wonderful European railways booking site - the perfect combination to Snow Carbon, or for any travel requiring European journeys. Simply decide where and when you want to go and let the search engine do the work.
Past Time Rail - Special steam and diesel rail tours, including lots of trips to the Eden project and steam hauled trips from Exeter to Dawlish and beyond
Pathfinders Rail Tours - Company offering speciality rail tours on main lines, with some steam hauled, and some by special diesel engines.
Railbritain.com - practical info for those travelling by rail
Rail Europe - useful site for booking train tickets for journeys all over Europe.Includes information on special deals and rail passes
Raileisure.com - Company offering self catering accommodation in a converted railway station and replica carriages on the Lincolnshire Wolds line
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society - society formed with the aim of preserving the railways and locomotives of Scotland. Includes a railtours programme and links with the Bo'ness and Kenneil Railway
Snow Carbon - we like this site! An independent information site set up by skiers and snowboarders who have travelled this way for years and want to help you do the same, Snow Carbon is packed full of information on how to get to ski resorts by train and run by the friendly and knowledgeable journalist Daniel Elkan
Tamar Belle - Want to extend your stay in the South West? Railway carriages offering B&B or self catering accommodation along the scenic Plymouth to Gunnislake Line
TrainsEurope - European rail passes, timetables and ticket service
Transport Jobs - The easiest way to find the latest UK transport and driving vacancies
Travel Jobs - The easiest way to find the latest UK travel vacancies
Worldwide Travel Insurance - Worldwide Travel Insurance caters for all sorts: annual, single, backpackers, ski, business and over 65s.


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Miscellaneous rail related sites

CAR Services Ltd - Britains only rolling stock agents - dealing in carriage sales and related fittings and fixtures
CityRailTransit - recently improved site focussing on rail-based transit networks within cities for rail fans and travellers planning a visit
Christopher Morris Books - bookshop offering specialist railway titles at discounted prices & providing an information service for enthusiasts around the country offering news, reviews and information on events
The Light Straw Domain - a trip backwards in time to the not so distant days, including pages on telecommunication, rusty railways, engineering and faded memories
The LMS Carriage Association - Fascinating site for anyone interested in carriage history, including photos and whereabouts of LMS carriages and links to similar sites
iRail - search engine site dedicated to all categories of railway interest.
Midland Railway Centre Signalman's Association - Lots of interst for anyone interested in signalling
National Rail Enquiries - journey planner site with handy live train running boards
Past Time Rail - Special steam and diesel rail tours, including lots of trips to the Eden project and steam hauled trips from Exeter to Dawlish and beyond
Pathfinders Rail Tours - Company offering speciality rail tours on main lines, with some steam hauled, and some by special diesel engines.
Railfan.net - Comprehensive international site for Rail fans, including a huge archive of European photographs.
Rail Jobs - The easiest way to find the latest UK rail vacancies
Robert Humm & Co Transport Books - fine and comprehensive selection of current and second-hand transport books - includes the option of subscribing to a thrice yearly catalogue.
The GWR modelling site - Very comprehensive site for all to do with GWR railway modelling
Trainorders - American webcam site offering live moving pictures
Travel Insurance - Cheap travel insurance and uk holiday insurance for single trips, annual travel insurance, backpackers and ski insurance.
Webscribe - for all your Railway magazine needs - site specialising in magazine subscription. Includes some links.


Environmentally interesting sites

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers - Natural Break working holidays centered in conservation from the UK's biggest practical conservation organisation
Carplus - rethinking car use for sustainable transport
Centre for Alternative Technology - green technology public showcase offering wide a wide variety of displays on non-polluting ways of living
EcoCities.net: Eco-Friendly Living Made Easy Environmental site for all aspects of environmental living
Environmental Transport Association - Britain's eco-friendly equivalent of the AA or RAC
For the Children Handcar Races - Union Pacific Railroad employees host an annual handcar race to raise money for local children hospital's. 100 percent of all donations go to the hospitals. Races are open to public partisipation. Safety and health fair with a silent auction of railroad collectables.
Global Action Plan - practical environmental charity that helps people make positive changes at home, work, school, and in the wider community
Groundwork - leading environmental regeneration charity.
The International WWOOF (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) Association - enables volunteers to work on organic farms and learn the methods required first hand
Kids For Kids - charity aiming to improve the lives of children in one of the harshest environments in the world - Darfur, Sudan, by providing goats, tress, midwives and more.
Living Streets - association campaigning to make walking safer and make roads less intimidating for pedestrians
Sustrans - civil engineering charity building traffic-free paths for cyclists and walkers
Transport 2000 - campaigns for sustainable transport, promoting less car use and more use of buses and trains, cycling and walking
WhyCycle - All sorts of advice about cycling, choosing a bike and bike maintenance
aphotoflora.com - A photo flora of the Devon and Cornwall peninsula.


Other accommodation providers - Railway related

Tamar Belle - Want to extend your stay in the South West? Railway carriages offering B&B or self catering accommodation along the scenic Plymouth to Gunnislake Line
Cadgwith Coach House - beautiful little hideaway railway carriages for couples in a lovely part of Cornwall on the Lizard peninsular.
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Discover Glamping - for all your glamping needs.
Skipwith Station - accommodation in converted carriages beside the closed Derwent Valley Light Railway. Great for walking and cycling
The Patch - a comfortable chalet bungalow on the edge of The Wash on the North West coast of Norfolk, a few minutes walk along rough footpaths from a quiet, undeveloped beach. Uniquely, it has been created around a Victorian railway carriage - an attraction in itself!
Station Holiday - luxury holiday accommodation at Glyndyfrdwy station by the Llangollen railway, sleeping six
Short Breaks in the Westcountry - with a rail flavour!

Other accommodation providers - Devon and Cornwall

Yealm Cabin - set in the Devon's South Hams and overlooking the beautiful Yealm valley this idyllic log cabin will provide you with a peaceful and tranquil retreat
Talland Bay Bed and Breakfast - lovely farm house bed and breakfast in a beautiful spot above Talland Bay between Looe and Polperro
Tamar Belle - Want to extend your stay in the South West? Railway carriages offering B&B or self catering accommodation along the scenic Plymouth to Gunnislake Line
Chycor - comprehensive site for all areas of holiday planning
Cornwall Cottages - holiday cottages in Minions on Bodmin Moor, pet and disabled friendly
Cottage Holidays - Beaconside has a range of holiday cottages sleeping up to 38 in the beautiful North Devon countryside with easy access to some of Englands finest beaches and tourist attractions
Craven Holidays - site offering accommodation in a purpose built bungalow on the Riviere Towans Chalet Park in Hayle, Cornwall.
Todsworthy Farm Holidays - can't get the week you want or looking for something specially adapted for wheelchair access? Try Todsworthy Farm Cottages - lovely converted barns in rural Cornwall specialising in holidays for the disabled
Short Breaks in the Westcountry - with a rail flavour!

Other accommodation providers - Elsewhere

Dog Friendly AccommodationWhy not visit Uk Dog Friendly Cottages for dog friendly accommodation ideas.

Be My Guest - holiday apartments Berlin Be My Guest provides a range of accomodation for travelers who wish to experience the "Real" Berlin. Including Bed and Breakfasts (or B&B's), Guest Houses and Guest Rooms, Holiday Apartments Berlin and temporary flats
Holiday Parks 4U - specialising in holiday park offers and reviews in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, the rest of Europe and the USA.
Children_holidays Children's page of the link below
Travel Holiday Deals Large search engine with various holidays on it.
Budgetscot - Edinburgh bed and breakfast, guest house and self-catering accommodation.
Prague apartments - Prague apartments from Prague Escape. All types of apartments for all size groups in all the top spots in this amazing city.
Pure France - Self catering rental accommodation in France.
Macleod Trail Hotels - Their goal is to provide a simple way to browse, shop, compare, and book hotels near Macleod Trail securely online.
Fresh Adventures - Fresh Adventures have put together a number of ideas that they hope will inspire you to explore the UK, nose around Europe on a bike or appreciate a change of pace in the Far East.

Our friends and non-rail related sites

Wurlitza - the band for your wedding or function in Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon and SW England. Wurlitza perform an ecclectic mix of originals and covers ideal for weddings and functions. The band also play live music soundtracks to silent films.

AJ Tool Collection - a collection of tools going back to the 19th century
My photography - great photos from St Germans based photographer Mike Corber
Sunridge Weddings - Daves cousin Damian is a TV professional so you can be sure you will get the best quality film and photography of your wedding day
Wurlitza - the band for your wedding or function in Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon and SW England. Wurlitza perform an ecclectic mix of originals and covers ideal for weddings and functions. The band also play live music soundtracks to silent films
Shop St Germans - promoting businesses trading in St Germans and particularly the Community Shop
The Wireless - fantastic Plymouth based band who come highly recommended, Huge repetoire, great musicians
The Walled Garden - beautiful organic and local cut flowers for all your wedding needs

Andrea MJ Toth - Modern artist
Jekka's Herb Farm - specialising in over 600 varieties of culinary, aromatic, decorative and medicinal organic herbs
Millcroft Lavender - For all sorts of lavender products
Kids For Kids - charity aiming to improve the lives of children in one of the harshest environments in the world - Darfur, Sudan, by providing goats, tress, midwives and more.
Food4myHoliday - "You surf, we shop" - company providing the best of local Cornish produce and ready cooked meals delivered to your door
The Little Egret Press - site specialising in the publication of limited edition and leather bound fishing books, run by Tom O Reilly.
Mikes Magical Emporium - site includes 'Lunatic High Voltage Experiments with my homemade sectorless Wimshurst Machine', and stuff on fossils, genealogy, Astronomy, old bottles, history, alchemy, wierd stuff and English Mumming and Mumming plays!
Vord Web Design - web design by cousin Malcom who designs web pages from an engineering perspective
Vords classic Cars - Malcolms' home page, including travels in classic cars and lots of interesting restoration and conversion journals
Dave Upton photography - photos of Devon and Cornwall
The Magic Of Cornwall - Exquisite photos from around Cornwall


Mail by Rail Sites

Friends of M302272M TPO Group - part of the Nene Valley Railway that is dedicated to the restoration and operation of Travelling Post Office coach M30272M, the only surviving coach from the Great Train Robbery of 1963 and more of TPO interest
Mail by Rail - photos and history of the Mail by Rail story
Mikes' Railway History - The Western Postal - details about the postal service in the 1930s
Mikes' Railway History - Driverless Subway Trains carrying the mails under London's streets - about the Post Office Tube between Paddington and Whitechapel, which was built with the object of speeding up the distribution of letters and parcels between the railway termini and the principal district post offices
Royal Mail Grimsby Office - includes heritage photos and articles
Trainspotting TV - article on the making of a television programme filming a TPO at work
The TPO and Seapost society - caters for all who are interested in Travelling Post Office and Maritime (seapost/ paquebot/ naval) philatelic material, whether as a main collection or as part of some other collecting field
The Travelling Post office - a brief guide to TPOs that have run in the UK


Other Sites

Ebook Conversion - Ebook conversion service helping publishers and authors to sell ebooks on ebook publishing websites and ebook stores.
Prime Find - a handy tool that helps businesses find available serviced offices, managed office space and business centre accommodation throughout the UK.
Sky High Hobby - All about remote control planes.
swim wear - shop online for swimming costumes and swim wear at low internet prices - wide choice of quaility products and fast home delivery service - sportboutiques.eu


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