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!

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.

Tote results June 2018

The quarterly draw results for the tote are as follows:-

1. GL of Alfreton wins £36

2. DV of Chesterfield wins £21.60

3. JB of Worksop wins £14.40

New members of the tote are always welcome to subscribe. Full details and an application form can be found on this site.

2018 A.G.M.

by David Willmott on April 15, 2018

Members should by now have received their April edition of WTRE containing notice of the 2018 AGM.

This should serve as a reminder that it is to be held on Saturday May 5th at 1:30 pm in Ashover Parish Hall, S45 0BA.

Members who still need to renew their membership can do so at the meeting. Prospective new members are also welcome.

The sales and display stand will be present with a complete range of ALRS merchandise.

March 2018 quarterly totes results.

by David Willmott on March 15, 2018

The results are:-

1. DG of  Shirland £36

2. DV of Chesterfield £21.60

3. MW of Chesterfield £14.40

We are always looking for extra supporters to join the tote. An application form can be downloaded from following the link to the membership page.