Golden Valley Light Railway

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

Last update 8th Jan 2016

The GVLR will be running passenger trains on Sat 16th and Sun 17th Jan 2016 as part of "Caprotti Crescendo", the FINAL operating days of BR Standard Class 5MT, 73129, due to the expiry of it's locomotive boiler certificate.
As always, trains subject to availabilty of crew and rolling stock

Welcome to GVLR
image:- Running Dates 2016 image:- lifting pipe off train, for use in new drainage scheme
New 400 yards drainage ditch, in Jubilee Wood,
dug by contractors, with GVLR volunteer help,
to keep water off NG railway track formation.
image:- first polish bogie, under Carriage 119
First ex Polish bogie, under Carriage 119
image:- Two steam locos, steaming up outside Running Shed
Two steam locos, steaming up outside Running Shed
image:- Ashover Coach No.4 on a testing run at Newlands Inn
Inaugural running of the former Ashover Light Railway's Coach No.4 at the GVLR. Hauled by visiting steam loco, WDLR Baldwin 4-6-0T No 778, owned by the Greensands Museum Railway Trust. Also in the consist is a WW1 "D" class bogie wagon loaned from the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway. This enactment is a re-creation of a classic scene from the ALR for the period 1925 to 1936.
Photo by Ian Castledine
image:- Sleeper replacement in the Country Park
Changing life expired sleepers in the Country Park
image:- Ashover Coach No. 4 - being painted
Ashover Coach No. 4
Showing restoration to date
image:- Simon's Demonstration Adit..
Simon Waller, a volunteer has brought together a Hudson turntable and 2ft wagon,
which forms the frontispiece of a mining adit re-creation.

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.

New Carriage Shed Appeal

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

Latest News
image - New Storage Siding
New Storage Siding
image - New Drainage Ditch
New Drainage Ditch
to protect track formation
40lb Rail for Sale
image - 40lb Rail for Sale 40lb rail for sale
Please contact us for details
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

Image:- Ashover Coach showing recently painted interior
Ashover Coach
showing progress on the interior

Quicklinks

"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.