Bringing back memories of the Amber Valley.

Welcome to the website of The Ashover Light Railway Society! Within these pages you will find all the information you require about the original Ashover Light Railway and the ALRS’s plans to recreate a section of this historic narrow gauge railway. Also featured is a photographic tour of part of the picturesque route of the railway, as well as all the latest news from the Society as we drive towards our ultimate goal - to recreate the atmosphere of the Ashover Butts terminus in its heyday.

The Ashover Light Railway Society is a registered charity no. 1129958.

Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no. 06877968.

Registered address :165 Longedge Lane, Wingerworth, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S42 6PR

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If you like what you see and would like to know more, why not join us and get involved with our fun and friendly Society. Further information on Membership, along with a downloadable Membership Form can be found by visiting the Membership page.

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Enjoy your visit!

ALRS tote results, November 2018

by David Willmott on November 29, 2018

At this month’s trustees meeting the tote was resulted in the following winners, who will be contacted in due course.

1. M.L. of Herts wins £43.50

2. D.V. of Chesterfield wins £26.10

3. A.E. of Sheffield wins £17.40

New members of the tote are always welcome. Application forms can be found in the membership section of this website.

The ALRS and DDNGR

Before you get to read this elsewhere, this is to confirm that the assets of the DDNGR are leaving the Rowsley site of Peak Rail.

Our own plans for the re-creation of the Ashover Butts scene continue, unaffected by the DDNGR’s departure.

Further details and photos will follow.

Sunday July 1st

by David Willmott on June 29, 2018

To mark thr 50th anniversary of the  closure of the former Midland Railway north of Matlock, all tge groups resident at Rowsley  currently will be participating in an open day from 11.00 until 17.00 with the opportunity to look behind the scenes.

Sunday June 17th 2018 (Peak Bus Gathering)

by David Willmott on June 4, 2018

This event is being staged at Rowsley again this year and we hope to be able to operate some demonstration trains on our lines.

Please make an effort to attend.

Clay Cross library display

The Society display boards can be found in Clay Cross library until the end of June.

They show a selection of photographs from the society’s archive along with more modern views of the activities at Rowsley, as well as artwork.

Please visit if you can.