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Golden Valley Light Railway

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

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
Oct
Sat 11th; Sun 12th
Subject to availability

Ashover Coach Appeal

volunteers | for sale

"The Works"

Items wanted List


image - Ashover Bogie
Ashover Bogie completed

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

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