Links to other sites

There's a wealth of material on Britain's former railway network, right across the internet. It's just a matter of knowing where to look.

Here are just a few of the great websites we've stumbled across during our research into forgotten relics. We hope you enjoy them.
200 Years of British Railway Stations

A developing resource which will eventually map the location of every passenger station and halt from 1807, originated by R Stewart Smith.

Annesley Fireman
A tribute to all things Great Central - packed with photographs, diagrams and recollections of the Annesley Motive Power Depot.
Ashover Light Railway Society
The ALRS hope to reopen a narrow gauge line through the Amber Valley which served local limestone quarries.
Bridges on the Tyne
A wonderful encyclopaedia of the Tyne's crossings including several disused railway structures. Visit 'Bridges on the Tees' as well.
British Railways in the 1960s
This site creates a snapshot of our network 50 years ago by reproducing the line diagrams featured in the 1960 Sectional Appendix.
Castle Howard Station
Historical records and archive material featuring the country station on the York-Scarborough line, associated with a magnificent stately home.
Cumbrian Railways
Dedicated to the lost railways of Cumbria, many of which closed during the last century due to the decline of industries they served so well.
Dumpman's Films
Dumpman explores disused railways with his camcorder - mostly in Sussex - and offers you the results on DVD.
Dundee Law Tunnel
A Facebook campaign to reopen an early railway tunnel as a tourist attraction.
Disused Stations
Includes photographs of closed stations and details of each site.
A fabulous photographic tour of Ireland's rail network including historical information and photos of disused tunnels, viaducts and stations.
Grace's Guide
A leading source of information about industry and manufacturing in Britain from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the present day.
Geoff's Pages - Monorail
Feast on the glory and nostalgia of railways long-since departed through the delicious pictures of Geoff and his friends.
Great Central through Leicester
Evocative galleries of the old Great Central through Leicester, showing its state (generally in 2001) and considerable remains.
Great North of Scotland Railway
The website of the GNoSR Association which includes an extensive collection of photographs and history about the company.
Killamarsh Central
A project to reinstate and restore the town's 1890 station building on its original site whilst bringing it up to modern standards.
Lost Railways of West Yorkshire
Uncovering the history of West Yorkshire's abandoned network, in words and pictures.
Northern Viaduct Trust
Learn about the work of the charitable Northern Viaduct Trust, owners and custodians of Smardale Gill, Podgill and Merrygill viaducts.
Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Follow the route of our forgotten railways with Andrew Robotham's ingenious site, overlaying Google maps onto OS maps from the 1930s.
The Institutional of Civil Engineers established its Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) in 1968 to celebrate our engineering heritage.
Phill Davison's Flickr Collection
Several remarkable sets of pictures showing Yorkshire tunnels, both inside and out.
Preston Station
Rest a while in Preston Station's 'Waiting Room', absorbed by the locomotion. Trains depart for Longridge, Bolton, Blackpool, Southport....
Rail Map Online
A remarkable interactive resource, linking Britain's past and present rail network with Google maps and satelllite imagery.
An extensive and fascinating website, charting the history of Scotland's railway network.
Railway Heritage Trust
The body which helps to safeguard Britain's railway heritage, working with other conservation-minded organisations and individuals.
Railway Ramblers
If you share our interest in disused railways, why not explore them on foot with the Railway Ramblers? Go on...sign up!
Ramgate Tunnels
A heritage group offers guided tours of the former railway tunnel serving Ramsgate Harbour and its associated air raid shelters
Reopen the Woodhead Line
Campaign group aiming to prevent the National Grid from installing electricity cables in Woodhead 'new' tunnel.
Sittingbourne & Kemsley
This 102-year-old line will cease to operate on Boxing Day unless the local council sees sense.
Sustrans National Cycle Network
The UK's 10,000-mile National Cycle Network includes many disused railway trackbed together with tunnels and viaducts.
The Crab & Winkle Line Trust
The Crab and Winkle Line Trust was formed to bring the route of the Canterbury-Whitstable railway back into public use as a footpath.
The Last Main Line
Examines the history and social impact of the Great Central Railway's 'London Extension'.
The Rail Archive Website
A useful library featuring railway photos and documentation, collated by Ian Dinmore.
The Railways Archive
An online archive of documents including acts of Parliament, accident reports and publicity material.
The Transport Treasury
A wonderful, privately-owned collection of 200,000 archive railway photographs, offering prints at very attractive prices.
An extraordinary collection of pictures capturing South Wales' former network, taken by an honourary life member of the PWI.
Tunnels UK
A site dedicated to cataloguing and exploring UK railway tunnels, with photo galleries of structures in the north-west and Midlands.
Two Tunnels Greenway
The Two Tunnels project will create a fabulous 'shared path' into the heart of Bath, via Devonshire and Combe Down tunnels.
Warwickshire Railways
For enthusiasts, historians and modellers, including wonderful archive photos of railway construction.
Wigan World (Railways)
A evocative photographic record of the staff who have kept Wigan's railways running over the years. Some old bridge pictures too!
Yorkshire Wolds Railway
A campaign aiming to restore at least part of the former Malton-Driffield railway, to provide a much-needed boost to tourism in the area.
For a giggle, we should also point you towards our sister site-
Death by health and safety
Wry, acerbic comment on the railway's gargantuan safety industry, particularly its impact on trackworkers.

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