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E27000 Electra at the Midland Railway Museum, Butterley
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Railway photographs from around the country

During my travels around the country I like to take-in the local railway scene if at all possible and whilst outside the geographical boundaries of this website, I thought that readers of this site may find them of interest, as did I to visit, so present them here. I will be adding more sites as time permits.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway 

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway offers steam services on part of the ex-Southern Railway's once 54 miles of track closed during the 1960s.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Peak Railway 

Operating on part of what was the Midland Railway's Manchester Central to London St.Pancras line, the Peak Railway operates in the heart of Derbyshire.

Peak Railway, Derbyshire
Isle of Wight Island Line 

Take a trip along this unique mainline railway operating ex-London Underground stock utilising a third-rail pickup through the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight Island Line
Midland Railway Center 

Operating on part of the Midland's Pye Bridge - Ambergate line in Derbyshire closed in 1968, the Centre offers steam services and a Midland Railway Museum.

Midland Railway Centre, Derbyshire
National Railway Museum 

A selection of images from the National Railway Museum in York including Stephenson's Rocket and the record-breaking Mallard.

National Railway Museum
Long Marston MOD 

A glimpse at the ex-British Army Engineer Resources Unit base at Long Marston, now home to stock from the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway

Long Marston MOD Base
Ambergate - Rowsley line 

Highlights of the now single-track ex-Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway's Ambergate to Rowsley line in Derbyshire.

Midland Railway Ambergate - Rowsley Line, Derbyshire
National Tramway Museum 

Built on the trackbed of the Midland Railway, the National Tramway Museum at Criche, Derbyshire provides a fascinating time-capsule of the days of tram travel.

National Tramway Museum, derbyshire
Bennerley Viaduct & Screening Plant 

A look at the 500 yard ex-GNR trestle viaduct across the Erewash Valley near Ilkeston, Derbyshire and the remains of the coal screening plant below.

Bennerley Viaduct & Screening Plant
Ripple Branch 

Closed to passengers in 1930, the ex-Midland Railway Ripple Branch in Derbyshire has many interesting remnants of its operational days.

Midland Railway Ripple Branch, Derbyshire

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