Service Guide

5 Bel trust
The project to restore the Brighton Belle was launched at the National Railway Museum in June 2009. Since then, the dilapidated motor cars and trailers – more than 80 years old – have been progressively restored by the professional rail engineering firms, Rampart Engineering and Pindari, in the Brighton Belle Shed at Barrow Hill, near Chesterfield.

Bluefin Insurance
Our Bluefin Rail team have been working closely with the industry for 25 years for a broad spectrum of rail industry clients, including some of the UK’s best known operators. Our industry knowledge coupled with the passion and skill set of our team means that we are a leading market force in rail insurance.

Colour-Rail has been trading for nearly forty years, building its reputation as a supplier of high quality pictures depicting steam, diesel and electric railway locomotives as well as buses trams and trolleybuses from the 1930s to the present day. 70000 images to buy as downloads or prints.

Calders & Grandidge
Calders & Grandidge is one of the oldest and most well respected names in the UK pressure treated timber sector.  We have over 100 years’ experience providing timber poles, railway sleepers, gates and fencing to the UK and European markets. As holders of an ISO 9001 certificate, we are committed to ensuring only the finest quality goods and services are offered to our customers.

Chasewater Railway
Chasewater Railway operates heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays March to November, most Saturdays from Easter to October and certain weekdays throughout the summer. The Railway operates passenger trains from  Brownhills West and Chasewater Heaths stations to Chasetown Church Street, with an intermediate halt at Norton Lakeside . A round trip of nearly 4 miles. Take a look at our special events page by clicking the link.

Railway Employees & Public Transport Association
Not for Profit Benefits Organisation-Membership open to all rail & transport industry staff, active or retired, including immediate family. TFL staff & families eligible to join. -Only £4 per year- Click to join now!! Pages of benefits & discounts eg High Street stores via Love2Shop or vouchers.- New for 2016- Haven Holidays, Forest Holidays, Fred Olsen Cruises, Phoenix Artist Club.”

200x90-b17Spirit of Sandringham
Construction of the handsome B17 4-6-0 express passenger engine No. 61673 Spirit of Sandringham commenced in 2015 with frames and drag box now at the start of 2018 with frame stays and spring hanger brackets completed. The rolling chassis is next.  Find out more about the project and join the team through our website.

Tony Cook
Journey of a Railway Signalman’ by Tony Cook is a history based autobiography of his railway service as a signalman working in the North West of England. The cost of the book & DVD is £25.  All enquiries please email