Welcome to Lickey Incline Preserved Rail Resources

picture of Big Bertha - Lickey Banking Locomotive

The history and heritage of railways and model trains and model railways in Britain and elsewhere is to be found here at Lickeyincline.co.uk. It is for investigating the history, heritage and future of Britain's railways and also seeing how they have been created in models. Lickey Incline is about the great days of steam both in Britain and abroad and the great names in model trains.  If you have information or comment please get in touch. Send E.mail(lickeyenquiries@lickeyincline.co.uk)

The Railway

The lickey incline is a well known beauty spot in the Midlands and the Lickey Incline just south of Birmingham, on the Gloucester to Birmingham railway line was once the scene of powerful steam engines pushing passenger and freight trains up one of the steepest railway lines in the UK.  You can find information about Big Bertha, the lickey banker, and the other locomotives that have worked the incline and a history of the line from the survey by Isambard Kingdom Brunel to the last day's of banking.

Model Railway & Resources

There is a wealth of information here at lickeyincline.co.uk concerning model railways and the great firms behind model railways such as Bassett-Lowke, Hornby, Triang and G&R Wrenn.The site features a history of model rail from the Birmingham dribbler to the heyday of model rail in the 1960s and 1970s.
Great Britain has a great number of preserved railways and other historic rail sites ranging from working lines to rolling stock and locomitives in various stages of restoration and we list some UK preserved railways here.