Prototype Narrow Gauge Railways
Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society
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.
Site is under construction but some interesting
pictures and lots of links.
& 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
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.
Official site of the Corris Railway Society.
& 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.
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:
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
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.
Radebeul-Ost, in the NW fringes of Dresden, and runs to Radeburg. Mixture of locos,
including mostly 2-10-02Ts
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.
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
Runs south to the Czech border, with a hard pull over the central
section. All locos are 2-10-2T.
Restored section of a line closed in 1977. Has Meyer 0-4-4-0Ts.
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
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
Llanberis Lake Railway
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)
Welshpool & Llanfair Light
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.
Website of the Penrhyn Railway Trust
formed to protect the world's oldest two foot gauge 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).
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.
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.