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Golden Valley Light Railway

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

Last update 16th. April 2017
Welcome to the GVLR
image:- Joan, running round at Newlands Inn Station
For video of "Joan's" last weekend, see here
Photo by Geoff Jones
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

Carriage 119 Coupling Fitted

New Point Installed at Newlands

Steam on the GVLR
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:-  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.