Links

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Things to do in Leeds

This is an easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor or outdoor attraction.

South Leeds Life - Website of the South Leeds Life group.

 

Railway-Oriented Links

 

Slough & Windsor Railway Society - Website of the Slough & Windsor Railway Society who are the custodians for Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 "Slough Estates No.3".

Leeds Engine Builders - A website run by Andrew Johnson and Kris Ward, two Middleton members, which provides extensive information about the Leeds locomotive building industry.  This site also includes the material for the South Leeds Industrial Heritage Trail, which started out as a walking route from Leeds City Station to Middleton Railway's Moor Road station. The route was devised by Kris Ward, and goes via several of the sites of the former Leeds locomotive building firms.

Sentinel Steam Loco 7109 - A blog about the restoration of Sentinel 7109 'Joyce'.

Wensleydale Railway - Website of The Wensleydale Railway.

Manning Wardle (E.B.Wilson and Co.) - A web site about the history and restoration of preserved Manning Wardle locomotive no. 1795 'E.B.Wilson'

Steam Locos E-mail Group - Set up by Middleton member Kris Ward to facilitate discussion between steam locomotive enthusiasts

EM2 Locomotive Society - Owners of the Drewry Car RDB998901 (ex Overhead Line Inspection Vehicle)

Stoom Centrum, Maldegem, Belgium - Middleton Railway was formally twinned with this preserved railway in Belgium at a ceremony in 2000

For more than a century, The Railway Magazine has been at the heart of the railway scene. It provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of the scene - from steam through to modern developments - and is aimed at enthusiasts, professionals and the industry's leading decision makers.

Steam Railway Magazine

UK Heritage Railways - this site has links to other Heritage Railways in the UK

The Vintage Carriages Trust owns various locomotives and carriages including Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST 'Sir Berkeley'.

The Trust also owns and operates the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow near Keighley. The VCT web site includes the Preserved Carriage Database with 3,800 entries and 3,000 images.

The Leeds and District Traction Engine Club is open to anyone interested in the preservation and history of traction engines, steam road vehicles, fairground equipment and related subjects.

The Don Valley Railway Ltd is the name of a group dedicated to re-opening the railway line between Stocksbridge and Sheffield.

DC Kits & D&E Videos - Run by member Charlie Petty who can usually be found at the Tuesday evening socials at Moor Road

The Isle of Man 50 Group organises annual visits to the Isle of Man to sample the heritage railways and tramways there.

 

Other Links

AboutBritain.com - The premier online guide to Great Britain.

TransPennine Express - For main line rail travel to and from Leeds.

Belzona - A Harrogate based company which specialises in advanced polymer repair systems.

Creature Comforts - A York pet and aquatic retail centre run by Middleton member Tony Higgins and his wife Angela. Middleton Railway members enjoy a 10% discount.

The Yorkshire Traveller - this is a non-profit website created to help others to see our beautiful County.

The Friends of Middleton Park were formed in 2003 to promote local interest and involvement in the park and its woodland.

iKnow Yorkshire - Hotels, B&Bs and Cottages in Yorkshire.

Rail Holiday - Self- catering holiday accommodation for rail enthusiasts in Cornwall.

 

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