Links to Preserved Railways, Historical Societys and Train Operating Companies



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

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




SouthEastern Railway


Southern Railway




Gatwick Express


Abellio Greater Anglia


London Overground


Transport for London


Virgin East Coast


East Midlands Trains




Virgin West Coast


London Midland


Chiltern Trains


Great Western Railway



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


South West Railway