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Prototype Narrow Gauge Railways

Amerton Railway
The Amerton Railway is a 2ft gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside, and situated at the very popular Amerton Working Farm, Stowe-by-Chartley Nr. Weston, Staffordshire.

Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society
Site is under construction but some interesting pictures and lots of links.

Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway
The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway is tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs, near the village of Bredgar.  It came into being in the early 1970's as a hobby and has since developed into to a fully operational narrow gauge railway of 2 foot gauge.

Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Introduction, brief history, loco and stock lists and more.

Chicago's Freight Tunnels
A fascinating site which preserves the history of the unique freight tunnel network 40ft. under the streets of Chicago.

Corris Railway Society
Official site of the Corris Railway Society.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
In use today as a tourist line, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a 3ft. gauge, 64 mile long, railway built by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1880 to connect the southern Colorado silver mines to markets in Denver and the East.

East Broad Top
Unofficial homepage for the East Broad Top Railroad, the last original narrow gauge railroad east of the Rockies and the oldest surviving narrow gauge in America.

French Federation of Friends of Local Railways
Plenty of information here on touristic railways, not only in France but also in Belgium, Luxemburg and Switzerland. Click the "English" button when you get there for some general information. Detailed information is in French though, so have your French-English dictionary handy.

German Narrow Gauge Lexicon
A good starting point for comprehensive information on preserved narrow gauge railways in Germany.
Its tabular format makes it easy to use, even if you only have a smattering of German at your disposal. Thanks to Brian Rumary and Tim Lockley of the mailing list for this and the following links and information.

Some separate links to a number of preserved 750mm gauge lines in Saxony follow:

Döllnitzbahn Oschatz-Mügeln-Kemmlitz 
Still operates as a diesel freight line from the kaolin works at
Kemmlitz, but also has Meyer-type 0-4-4-0Ts for enthusiast specials
Eisenbahn Gesellschaft
Runs trains from Zittau to the twin resorts of Oybin & Jonsdorf, in the far south-east of the old East Germany. Mostly 2-10-2Ts, but also has a railcar.
Based at Radebeul-Ost, in the NW fringes of Dresden, and runs to Radeburg. Mixture of locos, including mostly 2-10-02Ts
Weisseritztalbahn Freital Heinsberg-Kurort Kipsdorf 
This is a very scenic line, especially around the middle near Dippoldiswalde, and starts on the southern outskirts of Dresden. Also it parallels the B170 main road, which runs from Dresden to Prague. All the regular steam locos here are 2-10-2Ts.
Pressnitztalbahn Jöhstadt-Steinbach 
The old Jöhstadt - Wolkenstein line was closed in the 1980s, but this group are re-opening it from the Jöhstadt end and have reached as far as Steinbach. Mostly Mallet 0-4-4-0Ts.
Fichtelbergbahn Cranzahl-Kurort Oberwiesenthal 
Runs south to the Czech border, with a hard pull over the central
section. All locos are 2-10-2T.
Schönheide Mitte-Stützengrün
Restored section of a line closed in 1977. Has Meyer 0-4-4-0Ts.
Waldeisenbahn Muskau Weisswasser-Bad Muskau 
600mm gauge line on the Polish border. Has a large collection of
diesels, and a few steam.

Golden Valley Light Railway
The Golden Valley Light Railway is a 610 mm (24ins) narrow gauge railway and normally operates on selected mid-week dates; all weekends and Bank Holidays throughout the season from April to October. The running line is almost a mile in length and operates as one of a number of attractions at the Midland Railway - Butterley, Nr Ripley, Derbyshire.

Great Little Trains of Wales
Narrow gauge railways built through the beautiful scenery of north and west Wales. Most originally served to carry Welsh slate from hill to harbour. The sites of the railways listed below can be approached via the Great Little Trains of Wales site, which also gives general information, or they can be approached directly using the following links:
Bala Lake Railway
Brecon Mountain Railway
Ffestiniog Railway
Llanberis Lake Railway
Talyllyn Railway
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)
Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society
The HNGRS operates the Waterworks Railway at Kew Bridge Steam Museum and owns the locomotives "Wendy" and "Cloister".

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Association
News, views and pictures keeping you up to date with the renaissance of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon, England. .

Maine Two Footers
Brian Carter's pages dedicated to Maine two-foot railroads. It is hoped to arrive at a situation where every item of equipment will have a photo and/or technical description. It's a great source of
information for anyone interested Maine narrow gauge

Narrow Gauge Archive - Ted Polet
Ted Polet's Narrow Gauge Archive covers railways he has visited all over the world. Well worth a visit.

Penrhyn Railway
Website of the Penrhyn Railway Trust formed to protect the world's oldest two foot gauge railway.

Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy Railway - Australia's Oldest Steam Railway
Australia's unique century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track in the scenic Dandenong Ranges, only 40 km east of Melbourne, Victoria.

Railway Stations of Great Britain and Ireland
References to published photographs of the Railway Stations of Great Britain and Ireland irrespective of the type of railway or its importance. Represented are: main line, industrial, narrow gauge, miniature, temporary, underground and so on

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
The official website for Kent's world famous mainline in miniature (15" gauge).

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
News and information on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway, Kent, England.

Welsh Highland Railway
The official website of the Welsh Highland Railway Project - according to Ian Allan: "The most exciting development in the railway world for the next decade". This is where you can find out all about the project led by the Ffestiniog Railway to rebuild and operate the Welsh Highland Railway, a neighbouring line running through the mountains of Wales which closed in the 1930s.

Yaxham Light Railway
The 2ft gauge Yaxham Light Railway (UK) is situated alongside the former GER Yaxham Station on the Dereham to Wymondham Line, on which regular trains are operated by the Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust.