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Golden Valley Light Railway

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

Last update 29th. August 2016

Passenger trains, operate every Sat, Sun & BH, also Wed, Thurs & Fri during school holidays, to the end of October see Timetable

Welcome to GVLR
image:- Driving Wheels fitted to O&K 7529
Driving Wheels fitted to O&K 7529
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
image:- Sleeper replacement in the Country Park
Changing life expired sleepers 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.

image:- Trackwork in Brands North
Trackwork in Brands North Sidings
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
Sat 22nd; Sun 23rd
Subject to availability
New Carriage Shed Appeal
image - Two relaid points

The GVLR has started an appeal
to fund the construction
of a New Carriage Shed

image:- New Carraige Shed, Plan

New Carriage Shed Page

PDF format
Appeal Leaflet incl.
Standing Order and Gift Aid Forms

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.