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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. Sites operated or linked to Members not covered in the main listings, suffixed by (M), are shown in Other Websites.

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 / Forums, Enthusiast Groups, Preservation Sites & Museums, Societies,
TOCs, FOCs, Rolling Stock Co, Infrastructure Companies & Projects, Light Rail / Trams / Underground,
Book Publishers / On-line Magazines, Other Websites (linked to Members)


Railway Club Directory

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

Railway Employees & Public Transport Association (not for profit organisation)

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

BR Database


Disused Railways

Disused Stations

timetable guide to UK Freight services



LTSV Wagons
details of wagon types

On-Track Plant

Preserved British Steam Locos

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

The Signalling Record Society
all things signalling

Timetable World
historical transport timetables and maps from around the World

Train Spotting (M)
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 Rail


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Enthusiast Groups

AC Locomotive Group (ACLG)

Branch Line Society

Deltic Preservation Society (DPS)

Diesel and Electric Preservation Group (DEPG)

Industrial Railway Society (IRS)

Network SouthEast Railway Society

Southern Electric Group (SEG)

The Rail Trolley Trust

The Railcar Association

The Railway Centre

The 47s


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Preservation Sites & Museums

see separate page

Individual Loco Owners

Andrew Briddon Locos

Societies and Travel Groups


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)

Avanti West Coast (AWC)


Chiltern Railways (CR)

Cross Country (XC)

East Midlands Railway (EMR)

Eurostar UK


First TransPennine Express (TPE)

First ScotRail

Gatwick Express (GEX)

Grand Central (GC)

Great Western Railway (GWR)

Greater Anglia (GA)

Heathrow Express (HEx)

Hull Trains (HT)

London Overground (see TfL above under General)



Northern Rail (N)

Southeastern (SER)

Southern Railway (SR)

South West Railway (SWR)

Thameslink (TL)

Transport for Wales (TfW)

West Midland Trains: West Midland Railway (WMR) & London Northwestern Railway (LNWR)


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Freight Operating Companies (FOCs)

Direct Rail Services (DRS)

DB Cargo (DBC)

Freightliner (FL)

GB Railfreight (GBRf)

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

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 

Other Websites (linked to Members)




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