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!


by David Willmott on January 1, 2020

We would like to wish all our friends and supporters a very happy new year. Membership renewal will be due at the end of January, and a renewal form will be enclosed in the next issue of the house magazine “Where the Rainbow Ends”

New members are always welcome, but particularly this year as we hope 2020 will see the society begin operating. The membership page of this website has details and prices.

Floods at Rowsley

by David Willmott on December 13, 2019

Readers may recall the flooding that affected several areas of the U.K. in November 2019. Rowsley was affected when the river Derwent broke its banks. A full account will appear in the next issue of “Where the Rainbow Ends”, the quarterly magazine distributed free to alrs members but to whet your appetite here is a view taken of our main line at Rowsley.

December ALRS tote

by David Willmott on December 10, 2019

The draw for the society’s tote took place at the December trustee’s meeting, and the results are below

1. AE £42.75

2. GL £25.65

3. ML £17.10

New members are always welcome. You can find an application form on the membership page of this website.


by David Willmott on September 19, 2019

Our merchandise catalogue and order form have been revised (September 2019) to take account of the stock we currently hold….. and to include our brand new 2019 CHRISTMAS CARDS.
We anticipate that the cards will be particularly good sellers, so get your orders in early!

ALRS Tote September 2019 draw

by David Willmott on September 13, 2019

The result of the September 2019 draw is as follows

1. DV of Chesterfield £42.75

2. JW of New Zealand £25.65

3. J & I L of Chesterfield £17.10

The tote is open to all who wish to support the ALRS financially. Forms can be downloaded from the membership page of this website.