SGLR OPEARTING 2020 POSTPONED. In view of the Covid-19 outbreak being declared a pandemic the SGLR has postponed the planned opening of the railway on Sunday 5th April. This will be reviewed on the 30th June The decision was taken to protect both customers and volunteers and we thank you for your understanding.
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.
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.