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

 http://www.southernelectric.org.uk/

 

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.

 https://www.kentrail.org.uk/

 

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

 

https://www.kesr.org.uk/

 

Gravesend West branch

link to Wikipedia site

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravesend_West_Line

 

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.

http://steamdriver.wixsite.com/snbr

 

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.

 http://eastkentrailway.co.uk/

 

 

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.

 https://bwlr.co.uk/

 

Hundred of Hoo railway

Link to Wikipedia site

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_of_Hoo_Railway

 

Bluebell railway

Runs between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park stations

 http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/

 

Steam Sounds

One of the largest resources on the web for seam recordings

 http://steamsoundssupreme.com/

 

National Railway museum

The National Archives.

 http://www.nrm.org.uk/

 

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway

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

 http://www.sklr.net/

 

Thames Medway Canal Association

 http://www.thamesmedway.co.uk/

 

Gravesend Historical Association

 http://www.ghs.org.uk/

 

Thames tugs

A history

 http://www.thamestugs.co.uk/

 

Tilbury – Gravesend ferry

Link to Wikipedia

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravesend%E2%80%93Tilbury_Ferry

 

Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust

 http://www.northfleetharbour.org.uk/

 

The Gravesend Model Marine & Engineering Society

 http://www.gmmes.co.uk/

 

Fawley Hill

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

 http://fawleyhill.co.uk/

 

 

Mid-Hants Railway

 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

 

STEAM – Railway Museum of the Great Western Railway

 http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

 

North Norfolk Railway

 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/

 

Bure Valley Railway

 http://www.bvrw.co.uk/

 

Nene valley Railway

 http://www.nvr.org.uk/

  

Mid-Norfolk Railway

 http://www.mnr.org.uk/

  

Severn valley Railway

 http://www.svr.co.uk/

 

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

 http://www.chinnorrailway.co.uk/

  

LINKS TO TRAIN OPERATING COMPANIES

 

SouthEastern Railway

 https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/

 

Southern Railway

 https://www.southernrailway.com/

 

Thameslink

 https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/

 

Gatwick Express

 https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/

 

Abellio Greater Anglia

 https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/

 

London Overground

 https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/london-overground/

 

Transport for London

 https://tfl.gov.uk/

 

Virgin East Coast

 https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/

 

East Midlands Trains

 https://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/

 

Eurostar

 https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en

 

Virgin West Coast

 https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/

  

London Midland

 https://www.wmtrains.co.uk/

 

Chiltern Trains

 https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/

 

Great Western Railway

 https://www.gwr.com/

 

Crossrail

 http://www.crossrail.co.uk/

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

 

South West Railway

 https://www.southwesternrailway.com/