Branch Line Britain - celebrating Britain's minor railways


On this page you can find links to different railway sites which may be helpful to you.

If you would like us to carry a link to your railway based website, please contact us here.

Branch Line Links

The Branch Line Society - The website for the Branch Line Society founded in 1955, which organises trips to branch lines and studies the railway infrastructure.

London Railway Branch Lines - This gives information on several branch lines around London, including underground and Network Rail lines

Modern Image Branchlines - This mainly photographic site has information on some of the most well known branch lines in Britain

Other railway based websites

Ab Rail - The best information site on the web for what's happening on Britain's Railways

Association of Community Rail Partnerships - Joins together all the branch lines which have Community Railway status

Heritage Railways - gives details of all the preserved railway lines in the UK and Ireland

Rail Ale Trail - gives details of real ale pubs you can visit on the branch lines of Devon and Cornwall

Raildays - provides guided tours of the scenic railways in Devon and Cornwall - gives information about trainspotting including the best sites around the world

Six Bells Junction - aims to list every rail tour ever!

Railway Publications

Heritage Railway


Rail Express

Railway Herald

Railways Illustrated

Railway Magazine


Purely Nostalgia Magazine - a free online magazine which includes railways in its pages

Railway Station Sites

British Railway Stations - This website publishes photogrpahs of many railway stations in Britain

Disused Stations - A website that logs the history of many former railway stations

Photos of British and Irish Railway Stations - The aim of this web site to to enable anyone interested in railway stations to locate published photographs of any railway station in Great Britain and Ireland.

Rail Around Brimingham & the West Midlands  - This website gives details of all the railway lines and stations in the Birmingham area, both used and disused

Railway Stations UK - Photos of many UK railway stations

Train/Locomotive based sites

Preserved diesels

Train names

UK Steam Info

Train Timetables

National Train Timetable - The National Rail timetable all on one pdf!

Xtra sites

Greater London Photos - contains many photos of London trains, tubes and trams