The Steeple Grange Light Railway

SGLR OPEARTING 2020 Covid-19. We regret that the Covid-19 virus prevents us from opening the railway and it will remain closed for the 2020 operating season. We hope to be able to welcome you in 2021, but to do so safely we have to make major changes to our entire site and the way we operate our trains. This will be costly and will take considerable time. We are all unpaid volunteers and without your fares and donations we have a serious challenge to overcome. You can help by joining the SGLR Society today - For more information please email

Established in 1985, the Steeple Grange Light Railway is an 18-inch gauge line near Wirksworth in Derbyshire. It is built on the trackbed of a branch of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak Trail. Motive power is provided by ex-industrial diesel, battery-electric and petrol locomotives, and passengers are carried in an old National Coal Board manrider. The Steeple Grange Light Railway

When you visit the railway you can enjoy a unique twenty minute train ride through dramatic limestone scenery; hear about why and how the railway was built, and our plans for the future; investigate some of our vintage locomotives and rolling stock; discover fossils and wild flowers; and see work under way on our extensions towards Middleton and the National Stone Centre.

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