Golden Valley Light Railway

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

last update 19th Oct 2014

Video of inaugural running of the former ALR's Coach No.4.
Hauled by visiting steam loco, WDLR Baldwin 4-6-0T No 778


Welcome to the GVLR
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:- Ashover Coach No.4 on a testing run at Newlands Inn
Ashover Coach No.4 on a testing run at Newlands Inn
image:- Ashover Coach No. 4 - being painted
Ashover Coach No. 4
Showing restoration to date
image:- Simon's Demonstration Adit..
Simon 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.

Ashover Coach No. 4
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Steam on the GVLR
Next steam trains 2015
Subject to availability
image - Ashover Bogie
Station Building recladding
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

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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.