Suggested external links

Last update 11 June 2021

These external links are simply those of interest to the editor; it is hoped that they are to you, too. There is no relevance to the order, nor is there necessarily any endorsement of any sites. Further links will follow whenever something is found that may interest this site's readers.


Railway Correspondence & Travel Society(publisher of the Railway Observer)

Branchline Society(publisher of Branch Line News)

North Eastern Railway Association

St Albans South Signal Box Preservation Trust

Signalling Record Society

Swindon Panel Society

London & North Western Railway Society(direct link to telegraph code pages)

Breakdown Crane Association

Railway Philatelic Group

Specialist infrastructure sites

200 years of railway stations(online atlas, hosted by Trackmaps)

Rail Atlas(online atlas, covers most of Europe)

Rail Map Online(another online atlas, covers UK, Ireland and western USA, also canals)

Rail Signs(any sign you might want to know about, past or present)

Old Dalby test track

Kent Rail(articles about Kentish railway history)

The Signal Box(anything and everything to do with mechanical signalling)

British Power Signalling Register(power signalling interlocking details)

Forgotten Relics(all about disused railway assets)

Passenger Services over Unusual Lines (PSUL)(how to travel over those rare curves and links: scheduled services)

Gensheet(how to travel over those rare curves and links: diverted services)

Communications Museum Trust(all things telecommunications: railway communications to appear in due course)

Rail Chronology

ABC Railway Guide

Guide to the history of Monmouth's railways

Overhead Line Electrification for Railways(download a guide of everything you ever wanted to know about OLE)

Railway Technical

ERTMS(European Rail Traffic Management System)

Commercial sites

Trackmaps(track diagrams)

Barry Doe(independent consultant; site covers bus and train timetables)

Iain Ellis(Ellis' British Railway Engineering Encyclopaedia)

Royal British Legion Industries/ Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Co(Britain's foremost railway sign manufacturer, and doing good at the same time!)


Parliamentary publications

Office of Rail and Road (ORR)

Government legislation pages

Community rail routes

ORR jargon buster

TfL WebCAT (Web-based Connectivity Assessment Toolkit)

DfT rail statistics

Transport Focus(National rail passenger survey)

Tram system enthusiast sites

Croydon Tramlink unofficial site

Urban Rail(worldwide tram systems)

The Trams(devoted to trams and light rail in the UK; not to be confused with…)

The Tram(Nottingham tram expansion pressure group)

Miscellaneous sites

Timetable World

Creative Review(article illustrating Railtrack's Major Station symbols) site now requires free registration to read full article

Railways Archive(accident reports aplenty, plus other defining legislation and reports)

RailUK Forums(discuss all things railway)