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Heritage Railway Websites Database

A searchable database of 783 links to Websites about Railways in the United Kingdom and Ireland, both past and present.

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The database was last updated on 22 May 2017 and is checked regularly for broken links. If you do find a broken link then please do
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The Postal Museum / Rail Mail
Journey back in time on a specially made train through the original tunnels and station platforms under Mount Pleasant, London. Opening in July 2017, Mail Rail is 15 minutes of immersive underground exploration.

Raildar - Tracking the UK Rail Network
Raildar is a leading website providing up to date Train information. This includes historic train arrival times and their lateness against the passenger timetable.

Ashington, Blyth and Tyne Railway Association
Formed in July 2016 by a group who wished to preserve for the future the surviving parts of the Blyth and Tyne Railway System and its connected industrial systems. Our current major project is the Butterwell Branch.

Trawsfynydd & Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway Company
Aiming to run trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Trawsfynydd after a period of twenty years since the last revenue earning service ran to Trawsfynydd Power Station.

Dales Diesel Group
Custodians of the resident diesel locomotive fleet at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

West Lancashire Locomotive Trust
This site is dedicated to the Joffre locomotive which was a batch of steam locomotives built for use in the First World War by Kerr Stuart and Company of Stoke-on-Trent. The Trust own and are restoring one of these locomotives.

Great Eastern Traction
A collection of industrial diesels based in Norfolk. We restore and sometimes hire or sell such locomotives.

General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society
A society formed to secure the future of 4-6-0 No.35011 General Steam Navigation, with the objective of returning her to as built condition (i.e. as an original chain driven Merchant Navy class).

GCR567 Locomotive Group
Formed to construct a classic Victorian locomotive using original designs and modern techniques. Once combined with the carriages of the GCR Rolling Stock Trust it will re-create a typical Edwardian train.

C2 Project
The C2 Project was set up in 2006 to purchase, import and rebuild a Chinese C2 class 0-8-0 steam loco, with a view to eventual operation on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. The selected loco, works no 221, is now at Ffestiniog Railway.