Below is the latest news for 2024. The most recent additions are shown in RED. Last amendment: 11 April 2024

Northampton & Lamport Railway

On Saturday 30th March 2024 the railway opened its southern extension from Bridge 11 (4m 31ch) to Boughton (4m 05ch), where it has constructed a one-platform station with a run-round loop and signal box (4m 11ch). The first public train left Pitsford & Brampton at 12.22.

11 April 2024.     Source: Site Visit

The Valley Railway Adventure

This is the new name for the 15" gauge Evesham Vale Light Railway, following its take over by new owners on 1st March 2024

11 April 2024.     Source: Site Visit & Railway Web Site

Churwell Woodland Railway

Sadly, this short 7¼" gauge railway closed at the beginning of October 2023. It had been completely lifted by 4th December 2023 - the trackbed becoming woodland paths. The associated Community Interest Company was dissolved on 2nd January 2024. As the railway normally operated on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month from April to October, the last public running day may well have been Saturday 23rd September 2023.

2 January 2024.     Source: Facebook pages

Centre for Alternative Technology

Due to financial pressures the Centre closed to day visitors from 9th November 2023.  However, the Centre is still open for students, educational group visits, events and courses. The 5ft 3in gauge water balanced funicular railway remains, but whether it is maintained and operable is unknown - but it is no longer available to ordinary day visitors (the general public).

2 January 2024.     Source: Centre web site