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Golden Valley Light Railway

A 2ft (610mm) Narrow Gauge Railway in Derbyshire

Last update 12th. July 2018

Now Running every Sat & Sun until end of October

Welcome to the GVLR
image:- Rail of a Y point, being unbent, to turn the point into a Left Hand point.
Converting a Y point to a Left-Hand point
image:- Carriage 119 hauled by AD34, leaving the Running Shed
Carriage 119 hauled by AD34,
off down the Country Park, for a handbrake test
image:- O&K 7529 chassis, being shunted by NG24
During a mega shunt, O&K 7529 chassis, was shunted outside
image:- Volunteers moving new point, into position
Installation of new point, at Newlands Inn Station
image:- Carriage 118, being hauled by NG24
Carriage 118 has arrived
image:- 60hp Simplex Campbells, hauling a passenger train at Brands Sidings
60hp Simplex 60S364 "Campbell's Brickworks No 1"
hauling a passenger train at Brands Sidings
image:- 20/28 Simplex 4w DM MR8667/41 "Tubby"
20/28 Simplex 4w DM MR8667/41 "Tubby" on a rare outing,
hauling a short formation train, in the Country Park
The Golden Valley Light Railway is a 610 mm (24ins) narrow gauge railway and normally operates on selected mid-week dates; all weekends and Bank Holidays throughout the season from April to late October.

The running line is almost a mile in length and operates as one of a number of attractions at the Midland Railway - Butterley, Nr. Ripley, Derbyshire. Steam and diesel hauled trains run through the Country Park and terminate at Newlands Inn Station, which overlooks the disused Cromford Canal.
Latest News
MR-B Events

Fri 27th to Sun 29th July

The GVLR will be operating
during this event

For Sale
image:- Front cover of - Ashover Light Railway Carriage No. 4 A Restoration Diary by Barry Lynam, a new book from the GVLR
Ashover Light Railway Carriage No. 4 A Restoration Diary
by Barry Lynam For more details and to purchase a copy
Please see our Sales Page

GVLR Guidebook
image - GVLR Guidebook
A5 24 page colour Guidebook
For more details and how to order
See Sales Page

image - Two relaid points
Two relaid points, providing
access to New Carriage Shed
image - Ashover Bogie
Ashover Bogie completed
image:- trackwork at Butterley Park Station covered in snow.
Finishing off the Headshunt
at Butterley Park Station
Volunteering on the GVLR

Would you like to join us as a volunteer on our NG railway? We are looking for guards and drivers. Also opportunities in engineering and trackwork. No experience needed, as we will provide full training
Please see our Volunteering Page


"The Works"

Items wanted List

For Sale, Surplus Equipment
Spring Spikes for 60lb rail, Fishplate Nuts and Bolts for lightweight rail - Please see our Sales Page.
For information on
NG airbrakes, see our airbrakes page.