The Golden Valley Light Railway (GVLR), is the 610mm, 2ft narrow gauge railway at the
Midland Railway - Butterley's,
Swanwick Junction site, Nr. Ripley, Derbyshire. The GVLR is home to a collection of 20 locomotives, including 2 steam locos.
Ex colliery manriders were used for passenger services, from the start of running in 1990 and are hauled by ex Industrial Diesels,
drawn from our collection. Ashover Coach No. 4 and 2 ex Ffestiniog Carriages are also now used on occasions.
Passenger services normally operate, on the almost 1 mile line, and run through the Country Park to terminate at Newlands Inn Station, which overlooks the disused Cromford Canal, on selected mid-week dates; all weekends and Bank Holidays throughout the season from April to late October. The Running Shed, a modern purpose built maintenance, repair and storage facility, and other storage houses our collection of 17 diesel locomotives and a varied collection of rolling stock, including the century old Ashover Coach No. 4, which was restored over 7 years by GVLR volunteers, after 50 years as a changing room, at the Bowling Green, Clay Cross.
Sat 28th & Sun 29th May
Sat 4th & Sun 5th June
Sat 25th & Sun 26th June
Sat 9th & Sun 10th July
Sat 30th & Sun 31st July
Sat 13th & Sun 14th August
Sun 28th & BH Mon 29th August
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th September
Sat 17th & Sun 18th September
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