Morning All Thought i'd start a thread in a similar kinda vein to the defunct railways 1. As most of us are probably aware there's quite a few preserved lines & projects that are somewhat under the radar, some are well known & others less so. Thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss as the pres movement seems to be growing constantly. (1)Vale Of Berkeley Railway - Seems to be a slow burner this 1, I did post on the dedicated thread for this a while ago asking if anyone knew a possible length of time before they start running anything public but nobody answered. Alls I know is their rebuilding the sharpness docks branch, plans to run to berkeley. (2)Mangapps Farm Line - One i've wanted to visit for years as they've got quite a collection of industrial steam locos & the 03s plus the only surviving class 302 emu. Don't think they've any plans to extend as it's all built on farm land & nothing on the webpage (3)Whitrope - AKA the waverley route heritage association (wrha), think they're working on rebuilding a section of the former route. Unsure how much they'll have though as IIRC there's a tunnel collapsed somwhere, also now home to 26040 recently arrived from methill power station. (4)Aln Valley Railway - Plans to reopen between alnmouth & alnwick, from what I understand it'll only be a short run of 3 miles or so & a new station needs building at alnwick due to roads built on the trackbed. (5)East Anglian Railway Museum - Just got the station site at chappel & having visited last yr can confirm it's pretty good. Some interesting railway artefacts etc too. (6)Colne Valley - Seem to be back on track now they've got a secure future after the sale of their site fell through. Only a short line, but deffo on my to do list this yr. (7)Eden Valley - Got IIRC approx 2 miles of current running line, plus a load of southern region emus & a couple of MLVs. They're slowly extending but rumoured to be having problems though as sustrans apparently own a big chunk of the trackbed & aren't keen on selling due to wanting to make it into a cycleway, so who knows how far they're likely to get. (8)Stainmore Railway - Headquartered at the kirkby stephen east station & seems to be progressing very well from the reports on their news & facebook pages. Slowly but surely extending the running line up towards the tebay formation, from what's been said by folks asking on facebook they're working towards re-connecting with the eden valley at warcop. Certainly going to be a mammoth task! (9)Northampton & Lamport Railway (N&LR) - Located on the outskirts of northampton at pitsfor, currently extending south towards boughton crossing & beyond. Seems as though they've got big plans so I reckon 1 to keep an lookout for in the near future. For now that's all I can think of, but if anyone thinks of anything else or i've got details wrong somewhere please correct me.