Links to Preserved Railways, Historical Societies and Train Operating Companies

Transportation History: Trams, Trolleybuses & Streetcars

Comprehensive history and links to many sites

Southern Electric Group

Recognized as the leading organization for devotees of the UK “Southern Electric” system and is an authoritative source of information on the “Southern Electric” dc network

 Kent Rail

This website aims to look at the railways of Kent and the general South Eastern Division from a historical perspective, mainly concentrating on the development of infrastructure (stations and actual routes), locomotives and rolling stock in the region.

 Kent & East Sussex Railway

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country’s finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends its way from Tenterden – “The Jewel of The Weald” for ten and a half miles, through the unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley, to terminate in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam

 Gravesend West branch

link to Wikipedia site

 Swanley New Barn Railway

The SNBR is set in the picturesque Swanley park, which contains apart from the railway, a large family boating lake, sand pit, paddling pool, café, bouncy castle, kiddie electric bikes and an excellent play ground, all inside the 60 acre park. The railway however is not a pure pleasure line, with most of its custom coming from its primary function as a transportation service of visitors and their bulky luggage.

 East Kent Railway

Is an exciting up and coming heritage railway deep in the Kent countryside. It was originally built to serve the Kent collieries and today is run entirely by volunteers.

 The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway

A delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs.

 Hundred of Hoo railway

Link to Wikipedia site

 Bluebell railway

Runs between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park stations


 Steam Sounds

One of the largest resources on the web for seam recordings

 National Railway museum

The National Archives.

 Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway

This unique line was built in 1905 for the transportation of the raw materials required for the manufacture of paper.

 Thames Medway Canal Association

 Gravesend Historical Association

 Thames tugs

A history

Tilbury – Gravesend ferry

Link to Wikipedia

Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust

The Gravesend Model Marine & Engineering Society

Fawley Hill

The late Sir William McAlpine’s private railway not often open to the public – see website for details

 Mid-Hants Railway

 STEAM – Railway Museum of the Great Western Railway

 North Norfolk Railway

 Bure Valley Railway

 Nene Valley Railway

  Mid-Norfolk Railway

 Severn Valley Railway

 Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Brief History of the New York Transportation


 SouthEastern Railway

 Southern Railway


 Gatwick Express

 Greater Anglia

 London Overground

Transport for London

 London North Eastern Railway

 East Midlands Railway


 Avanti West Coast

London North Western Railway

 Chiltern Trains

 Great Western Railway


 (Link to the Elizabethan line via Transport for London website)

 South West Railway