Archive for March, 2016

March Update – The Shed goes up!!!


Tuesday 15th March saw the day when we gained a team of 6 to get the initial stage of the shed erected. A slow start at first with two hoops installed by the end of the first day, despite the great assistance from a tele-handler. The following day another 6 turned up to continue the job and got another 2-and-a-half segments up. It was a better day on Thursday though which took the total up to 9. Following a good day on Friday another team of 6 turned up on Saturday morning at 8am. By 5pm we had managed to get 15 whole hoops installed.

My thanks go to everybody who helped over the past week including Richard, Graham, Steve, Jonathan, Andrew, David, Trevor, Scott, Ralph and Chris.

All being well we should have a good day this coming Friday when we hope to get the structure finished. It would be great to get as many people on site as possible. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact

NEW Book Available!!!


This new book by Trevor L. Gosling is the first book to be published about the ALR in over 25 years and is the latest addition to the range of merchandise available from The Ashover Light Railway Society.


‘A collection of images leads the viewer through the history of the Ashover Light Railway, from its opening in 1925 to its dismantling and closure just one week short of its 25th anniversary in 1950′

Based on a compilation originally prepared by Ralph Gibbons, a former Trustee of the Society who died in 2014. It relies heavily on photographs from the collection of Robert Gratton, an author of the book ‘The Ashover Light Railway’ published by Wild Swan Publications Ltd and several other sources.

It contains 4 colour images and many black and white photographs portraying all the aspects covered by the 7 1/4 mile railway.

Please visit out ALRS Merchandise page or visit eBay to purchase your copy.