King Edward VIII Lodge of the Royal Antediluvial Order of Buffaloes

Every year, the King Edward VIII Lodge of the Royal Antediluvial Order of Buffaloes, based in Barnard Castle, make awards to a select number of charities. This year, one of the three chosen was ourselves, FoTLR, after a nomination by RAOB and TLR member Malcolm Bonnett. On Tuesday night it was my privilege to visit […]


Storm Desmond December 2015

On the 04th December the UK was hit by Storm Desmond, this storm caused havoc within the UK, rivers breaking banks and so much more! So what did Storm Desmond do to Thorpe Light Railway? Well an awful lot, the photos are below We arrived on site, the river could be seen way above its […]


Railway Update

Work has continued on Thorpe Light Railway over the past few months, our new bridge structure has started to near completion with the last of the dry stone walling taking place. Our tunnel now has a roof on, well almost, a few more blocks need to be cut. The tunnel was christened by Effie the […]


Railway Update

On Sunday June 28th we will hold our first open day for members of the public. Details of the event can be seen on the event page. In June members finished of our new bridge, the bridge has redone during May and June. We began by removing old sleepers which had rotted away over time. […]


Next Working Party (updated)

On Tuesday 02/06/15 volunteers continued working on the bridge area. The bridge is now complete, The bridge now will be tested to make sure engines run over the top and no problems are caused! Work will now start on general tidy up of the railway. This will consist of weed-killing and tidying flower beds up […]


100 Club Launch

Thorpe Light Railway have launched a 100 club! Friends and Family are welcome to join! The 100 club is a new thing on the railway, you can easily join by heading to our 100 club page! Please see our 100 club page for details


Working Parties 2015

As the light nights arrive on the railway we have now began Tuesday night working parties. On a Tuesday night we meet at the railway from 17:00. This allows us to do some more work during the week on a weekly basis. Our next Saturday working party will take place on the 16th May 2015. […]