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Ancestral Locations

Railway Heritage


A selection of views of Preserved Railways throughout Great Britain.  These views celebrate  the distinctive and idiosyncratic architecture which creates an attractive backdrop to the work of all the volunteers engaged in preserving this important part of our heritage.  The pages will be updated and changed periodically.


Welcome to the Ancestral Locations website featuring Railway Heritage.  This is one of several websites operating under the umbrella of the original Ancestral Locations, founded in 1984.  The website features photogaphs of preserved railways throughout Great Britain.  These railways provided an important service to our ancestors, giving them the opportunity to expand their horizons well beyond their own town or village.  They reduced the cost and increased the availability of many consumer goods and supplies.  They provided employment and the ability to commute for employment.  For many people they took away isolation from the wider world.  


If you have an interest in any of the names or locations featured please feel free to contact me on


Features included are the copyright of T. W. Bigley and are the result of hours of research.  You may use any of the information provided, as long as it is not for commercial use.  Please acknowledge the author.


Services available through Ancestral Locations are:       


1.  Family history research in Warwickshire, Coventry and Birmingham.


2.  Location photography in Warwickshire, Coventry, Birmingham and Leicestershire.


3.  Copies of photos appearing on this website for sale.


Contact me at or by telephone on 01455 634635

Visit the associated site -  

Ancestral Locations - Leicestershire

for features on the County of Leicestershire


 Visit the associated site -

Ancestral Locations - Leamington Spa

for features on Leamington Spa

Visit the associated site -

Ancestral Locations -  Warwickshire

for features on the County of Warwickshire

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