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!

Merchandise

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.

Where to meet us this summer

by David Willmott on July 31, 2019

1. Cromford Steam Rally (cromfordsteamrally.co.uk) on August 3rd & 4th open 8.30 Sat and 8.00 Sun. Please note that this event takes place near Tansley rather than Cromford!

2. Peak Rail Steam and Diesel Gala on August 10th & 11th. We will have our Rowsley site open, and hopefully be running as well.

3. Ashover Show. August 14th. Always a popular event whatever the weather. As the “local” show for the railway we usually have a good turnout.

4. Woolley Moor Show. August 17th. Another local, well attended and popular show.

Recent progress of the ALRS

by David Willmott on May 7, 2019

Regular followers will have noticed th.ere has been a recent absence of news and photographs….. this is deliberate as we have some very ixciting news (and photos) to share, and want to share it with our supporters before the general public.

This is an unashamed plug for the society’s AGM on May 11th.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Progress Jan/Feb 2019

by David Willmott on February 20, 2019

This is just a taster to show recent progress in laying the main line at our Rowsley site.

Members will receive more photos and a full description in due course in our quarterly magazine distributed foc to members.

(Note that membership renewals are now due, and new members always welcome. An application form can be found by following the “membership” link on this site.)