Railways in the UK

UK is the mother country of railways. there are so many unique trains and railways; Preserved railways, steam locomotives, trams, old viaducts, high speed trains on mainlines.
I am eager to visit railways in the UK, especially preserved railways, Cornwall, Isle of Man some day.
Preserved railways
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Lakeside and Haverthwaite
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Lakeside and Haverthwaite
[Lakeside & Haverthwaite railway]
A preserved railway in the Lake district. Oct 1993. My hostfamily said "It is a little difficult for British to pronounce Haverthwaite." Really?
Bluebell Bluebell
Bluebell a ticket
[Bluebell Railway] (Click here to jump to the Bluebell Railway's web page)
A famous preserved railway in Sussex. Mar 1995. Not only preserve but extended to Kingscote. Great!

Trams and Lightrails
Metrolink Metrolink
Metrolink Metrolink
[Metrolink] (Click here to jump to the Metrolink fare page)
Greater Manchester Light Rapid Transit system, opened in 1992. 1435mm(4ft 8in1/2)gauge, 750V dc electrified.
There are not low-floor cars but no vertical gap between train and platform. Extensions proposed.
Blackpool Blackpool
[Blackpool tram] (Click here to jump to the Blackpool's web page)
(Click here to jump to the Fylde Tramway society Homepage)

Opened in 1885. Blackpool is the largest holiday resort in North England with the amusement facilities include promenades, known for their "illuminations", and a tower 152m(500ft) high.

BritRail (Click here to jump to the BritRail's web page)
a ticket
Ticket collection (
Paul's contribution
[Network SouthEast]@Mar 1995
3rd rail electrification 750 volts dc and EMU at St.Leonards Warrior Sq. station,next to Hastings
Class 142 Class 150 [Regional railways] Oct 1993
Far left: Class 142 DMU arrived at Liverpool Lime street station from Preston.
Left: Class 150 DMU at Preston station.
Intercity Intercity [Intercity express trains] Fast and comfortable service without extra charge on main lines.

Preston Preston station. Oct 1993.
Preston is the administrative headquarters of Lancashire county, I have stayed in Chorley near by.
Tunbridge wells Tunbridge Wells station.
This town is known for "Pantiles". I have stayed in this town in Mar-Apr 1995
Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh Waverley station. Oct 1993.
This beautiful city is popular among tourists from Japan.

Peak district An old viaduct in the Peak district. Monsal-Head, near to Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire. Oct 1993

York An old train indicator, exhibited in the National Railway Museum in York.
(Click here to jump to the National Railway Museum web page)
London Transport London Transport Museum, Covent Garden. Reopend in 1993. Many trams, trains, buses.
(Click here to jump to the London Transport web page)
Manchester Planet steam locomotive. The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Some other UK rail-related sites.
Docklands Light Railway
The PECO Home Page
Railway Gazette international
Settle-Carlisle line
UK Heritage Railways
UK Railways on the Net

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