References & Bibliography: Railways in Britain

The list of British preserved railways are divided according to whether they have a strong LNER presence.

Preserved Railways with a strong LNER presence

Great Central Railway
Britain's only double track mainline preserved railway is the home of a number of preserved LNER engines.

North Norfolk Railway
The North Norfolk Railway has a strong Great Eastern and Midland & Great Northern flavour, being home to the sole surviving J15 0-6-0, and B12 4-6-0, as well as being responsible for the restoration of the last remaining "quard art" coach set.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates most of the historic Pickering to Whitby line, and is home to a number of of LNER locomotives (incl. A4 Pacific No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley) and an impressive rake of Gresley coaches.

Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway might be located in traditional GWR country, but it is the home base of A4 Pacific No. 4468 Union of South Africa, and also has its own rake of Gresley 'Teak' coaches.

Middleton Railway
The Middleton Railway fills an important gap in the preservation scene by concentrating on the oft-forgotten industrial locomotives. Their stock list includes one of two surviving Y7 0-4-0Ts and the only surviving ex-LNER Sentinel shunter.

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (aka "The Middy") has re-opened as a preserved railway, and attempts to recreate scenes from the neighbouring LNER.

Keith and Dufftown Railway
The Keith and Dufftown Railway has re-opened the "Whiskey Line" connecting Keith and Dufftown (Banffshire), originally built by the GNSR.

Preserved Railways in Britain

The following sources have information about railways past and present in Britain, but are not necessarily LNER specific.

Bluebell Railway
One of Britain's first preserved standard gauge railways, the Bluebell Railway is also home to the Brighton Atlantic new-build project. Online Directory
This online directory allows you to search for preserved railways, model retailers, model manufacturers, and model clubs in the British Isles.

International preserved railways are listed on the International Preserved Railways page.