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Golden Valley Light Railway

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

Last update 24th. February 2017

We have now finished running passenger trains in 2016, services will recommence Sat 1st April 2017

Welcome to the GVLR
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
image:- Campbells hauling Ashover Coach No.4
Campbells hauling Ashover Coach No.4
image:- Ashover Coach No.4 on a testing run at Newlands Inn
WDLR Baldwin 4-6-0T No 778, hauling ALR Coach No.4
Photo by Ian Castledine
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
Steam on the GVLR
Farewell to Joan
Sat 1st; Sun 2nd
Sun 9th
Subject to availability

Rare 1962 video of O&K 7529

10 Notecards with Envelopes
blank for your own message
image - Two relaid points
The Notecards show eight scenes of GVLR locomotives and scenes
throughout the year, with two duplicates.

Notecards are available in packs of ten for £4.00 with envelopes
directly from the GVLR Running Shed or the MRT Butterley Station shop.

By post, send a cheque, payable to M. Rumsby for £4.00 plus £1.20 postage,
£5-20 to the GVLR Secretary (Martin Rumsby) at 32, Broughton Close,
Riddings, Alfreton DE55 4DQ. Mob 07922085471 for further information.

image - Two relaid points
Two relaid points, providing
access to New Carriage Shed
image:-  Polish bogie, under Carriage 119
First ex Polish bogie, under Carriage 119
image - Ashover Bogie
Ashover Bogie completed
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.