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Links to Websites of Railway Interest

With the exception of the huge number of Railway Preservation Sites listed on a separate page, the following are a selection of the main railway related websites that you may find useful. Nearly all are free but some do require you to register / pay.

If anyone finds a link does not work or has moved or has a site they feel should be included please email Trevor Roots at website@intercityrailwaysociety.org

On-line Reference, Enthusiast Groups, Preservation Sites & Museums, Societies, TOCs, FOCs,
Light Rail / Trams / Undergroun, Book Publishers / On-line Magazines


British Transport Police (BTP)

Network Rail
details of stations, projects and timetables

National Rail Enquiries

Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)

an overall website on all things railways

Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)

Railways in Wales

Station Stays
accommodation within walking distance of UK and Irish railway stations

Transport for London (TfL)
covers Overground, Underground and Docklands Light Railway services


On-line Reference

AB Rail Databases

BR Database


Disused Railways

Disused Stations

timetable guide to UK Freight services



LTSV Wagons
details of wagon types

On-Track Plant

Preserved Railway Stock List
part of UK Locos

Railway Signs ansd Signals

Realtime Trains
search for any train, any time, anywhere

The Siding
images of all loco classes

The Signal Box
all things signalling

Train Spotting
home of the IOS Train Spotting app


Vintage Carriages Trust
Museum of Rail Travel, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Ingrow, West Yorkshire

UK Locos
includes UK Preserved Stock List

Wagons on the Web
wagon photos by Gareth Bayer

daily updates on the current loco scene


On-Line Forums

World Wide Wagons (WWW)


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Enthusiast Groups

AC Locomotive Group (ACLG)

Branch Line Society

Deltic Preservation Society (DPS)

Diesel and Electric Preservation Group (DEPG)

Network SouthEast Railway Society

Preserved Diesels UK

Southern Electric Group (SEG)

The Railcar Association

The Railway Centre

The 47s

The 50s


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Preservation Sites & Museums

see separate page


Individual Loco Owners

Andrew Briddon Locos


Societies and Travel Groups

America by Rail

Compass Tours

Ffestiniog Travel

Great Rail Jouneys

Pathfinder Tours

Phoenix Railtours

Preserved Locomotive Enthusiasts Group

Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS)

Riviera Trains

STARS (Severnside Travel and Railway Society)

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain (LCGB)

UK Railtours

Vintage Trains, Tyseley

Worcester Locomotive Society


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Train Operating Companies (TOCs)

Arriva Train Wales (ATW)


Chiltern Railways

Cross Country (XC)

East Coast

East Midlands Trains (EMT)

Eurostar UK


First Capital Connect (FCC)

First Great Western (FGW)

First TransPennine Express (TPE)

First ScotRail

Gatwick Express (GEX)

Grand Central

Greater Anglia

Heathrow Connect

Heathrow Express

Hull Trains

London Midland Trains (LMT)

London Overground (see TfL above under General)


Northern Rail

Southeastern (SER)

Southern Railway (SR)

South West Trains (SWT)

Virgin Trains (VT)


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Freight Operating Companies (FOCs)

Direct Rail Services (DRS)

DB Schenker (DBS)

Freightliner (FL)

GB Railfreight (GBRf)
part of Europorte

Colas Rail Freight

RMS Locotech
part of British American Railways (BAR)


Rolling Stock Manufacturers





Siemens Transportation

WH Davis


Engineering Companies

Pete Briddon Industrial Railway Specialist


Infrastructure Companies


Balfour Beatty

Brush Traction

SB Rail



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New Infrastructure Projects

Borders Railway



Light Rail / Trams / Underground

Blackpool Transport

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) (see TfL above under General)

Edinburgh Tramway

Glasgow Subway

London Tramlink (see TfL above under General)

London Underground (see TfL above under General)

Manchester Metrolink

Midland Metro

Nottingham Express Transit

South Yorkshire Supertram

Tyne & Wear Metro


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Book Publishers

Ian Allan

Key Publishing


Bauer Media (Great Magazines)

Mortons Media

Railway Gazette

ST Publications

The Rail Engineer



On-line Magazines

Railway Herald

Pocket Mags
digital versions of railway magazines


TV / Videos

British Railways TV



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