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Real Narrow Gauge Railways.


Abbey Light Railway
Located near Leeds. Restricted opening hours, please check their website before visiting!
Amberley Museum
The Amerton Railway
a 2ft gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside, and situated at the very popular Amerton Working Farm.
Bala Lake Railway
Brecon Mountin Railway
Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway
Bure Valley Railway
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Corris Railway
Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway
Douglas Horse Tramway
Downs Light Railway
The only railway in the UK to be directly maintained and operated by Children aged between 7 and 13 years. Its gauge is 9.25 inches.
East Hayling Light Railway
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway
Echills Wood Railway
7.25" gauge railway in Kingsbury Water Park
Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway
Fancott Light Railway
Ffestiniog Railway
Golden Valley Light Railway
Gorse Blossom Miniature Railway
Great Cockcrow Railway
Hollycombe Steam Collection
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Isle of Man Railways
Isle of Mull Railway
Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Kirklees Light Railway
Knebworth Park Miniature Railway
Lakeside Miniature Railway
Located in Southport, Merseyside, England
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Launceston Steam Railway
Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway
Leighton Buzzard Railway
Llanberis Lake Railway
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
Moors Valley Railway
Moseley Railway Trust
Perrygrove Railway
Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park Railway
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Rhyl Miniature Railway
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
Sherwood Forest Steam Railway
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
South Downs Light Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway
South Tynedale Railway
Swanley New Barn Railway
Talyllyn Railway
Tefi Valley Railway
Thornes Park Miniature Railway
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Vanstone Woodland Railway
Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)
Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
West Lancashire Light Railway
Westonzoyland Pumping Station
Small length of 2' gauge track


Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Durango & Silverton
East Broad Top Railroad Homepage
Georgetown Loop Railroad
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum
The John Maxwell Collection
White Pass & Yukon Railroad


Bear Creek Park Railway, British Columbia
The Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway Society
See also this site with photos of the railway from 1958!


Anten - Gräfsnäs Järnväg Railway
Cavan and Leitrim Railway
Chemin de Fer Touristique du Tarn
CF de la Baie de Somme
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Gulbene-Aluksne Railway (Latvia)
Harz Narrow Gauge Railways (Germany)
Inselbahn (German only - about the Island railways? Narrow Gauge I think!!)
Jokioinen Museum Railway (Finland)
Kolejka - Elk Narrow Gauge Railway
La Traction (Switzerland)
Lithuanian narrow gauge railway
Majorca Railways
Malta Railway
Minièresbunn Doihl asbl (Luxembourg)
Museum R.T.M. Ouddorp (Holland)
Site in Dutch with some German content.
Narrow Gauge Guide Switzerland
Östra Södermanlands Järnväg (Sweden)
Ohsabanan (Sweden)
Lovely artwork at the bottom of the front page. The whole site is in German/Swedish
Panevezys Anyksciai Rubikiai (Lithuania)
Schinznacher (Switzerland)
Selketalbahn (Germany)
Smalspårsjärnvägen Hultsfred-Västervik Railway (Sweden)
Mainly in Swedish but an overview is available in English and German
Smalspoormuseum (Holland)
Train des Pignes
Upsala - Lenna Jernväg Lennakatten (Sweden)
Mainly in Swedish but some material is available in English and German
Waldviertel Narrow Gauge Railway Society
Wangerooge (in German - think it's Narrow Gauge!)
West Clare Railway Preservation


In Polish, but has some information in English and German.
Pomeranian narrow gauge railways (Poland)
Stowarzyszenie Kolejowych Przewozow Lokalnych Kalisz
In Polish, but some great photographs
Upper Silesian Narrow Gauge Railway (Poland)


Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Encyclopedia of Russian Narrow Gauge Railways
Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society Ltd.
Kerrisdale Mountain Railway
A 2' gauge railway in the foot hills of the Tallarook ranges, in central Victoria.
Namibia's Railway system
North Borneo Railway
Pichi Richi Railway (Australia)
Puffing Billy Railway
Sandstone Heritage Trust
South African Railways Info Page
St. Kitts Scenic Railway (West Indies)
The End of the World Railway (Argentina)
Walhalla Goldfields Railway (Australia)
Whangaparaoa Railway (New Zealand)

Sites of Interest

A Visitor's Guide to Scandinavian Narrow Gauge Railways
Abbey Light Railway
Amateur video footage taken while the railway was under construction, and when it was finally operating with fare paying passengers.
Ashover Light Railway
Austrian Narrow Gauge Railways
A list of working narrow gauge railways in Austria, provided by the Austrian Railway Group
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society
Dave's Railpics
East Tennessee & Western North Carolina narrow gauge railroad
A tribute site, based on the scrapbooks of Cy Crumley, who was a brakeman and conductor on the railway
Glyn Valley Tramway
The Hejaz Railway
Originally built to transport pilgrims from the city of Damascus in Syria to the city of Madina in Saudi Arabia. It was completed in 1908, but was severely damaged during the First World War (1914-1918) by Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab Revolt. This site has much on the history of the line and a large number of photographs.
Huntsville and Lake of Bays #1
Photographs taken on a 1958 vacation trip to Algonquin Park.
Järnvägs historia i bilder (Railway History in Pictures) (Swedish site)
Leicester Society of Model Engineers Ltd.
Link Rail UK
Magical History Tours
The Maine Two-Footers
Manx Railways
Very extensive and detailed site on the railways on the Isle of Man
Miniature & Model Railways of Britain
Narrow Gauge In Industry
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Tywyn
Narrow Gauge Railway Society
North Borneo Railway/Keretapi Negeri Sabah
Penrhyn Railway Trust
Pit Pony Sanctuary
Russian Narrow Gauge (Site in Russian)
There's photos on this site, but it's all in Russian so I can't tell what it's all about...
The South Western Railway Co. Ltd.
The Two-foot Narrow Gauge Forest Railroad operated between Knysna and Deepwalls from 1907 to 1949 in the Southern Cape of South Africa.
Steam at Penrhyn Slate Quarry
These photographs were taken in 1960 and 1961 when 2-foot gauge steam locomotives operated both on the galleries in the quarry and on its "mainline" to Port Penrhyn on the coast near Bangor.
Talyllyn Railway Photo Gallery
Trainspotting in Wales
The Tua Line (Portugese/English)
A metre gauge railway in the north of Portugal
UK & Ireland Heritage Railways
U.K. Miniature Railways
Unofficial Bala Lake Railway Website
War Department Light Railways
World Wide Listing of Two foot, 1' 11 1/2", 600 mm (60cm) & 610mm Railroads
World-wide listing of 30" Gauge Railways
World Wide Wales
Features a selection of movies of the Great Little Trains of Wales


Heritage Railways Magazine
Light Iron Digest
Maine 2-Foot Quarterly
Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review
An excellent, high quality magazine, covering all aspects of Narrow Gauge modelling. Highly recommended.
Narrow Gauge World
At last a magazine dedicated to prototype narrow gauge railways. Brought to you by Atlantic Press, publishers of Garden Rail


Plateway Press
Twelveheads Press


An index of published Narrow Gauge railways drawings
Climax Locomotives - Ed Vasser
Effie on Tour
Geared Steam Locomotive Works - Dave Thomas
Geared Steam - Mark Rollins
Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society
HAWE Battery railcars
Joffre locomotives
Lyd2 diesel locomotives
Rustons R Us
Shay Locomotives
Simplex R Us
Shay Guru
TU2 diesel locomotives
This site consists of two parts. In the first part the more technical aspects of the class TU2 and its predesessor, the class TU1, are reviewed. The second part deals with the countries and railways using class TU2's.
WW1 40hp Simplex locomotives

Photo galleries

While Narrow Gauge Heaven was first on the scene with photo galleries of narrow gauge railways, we're by no means the only site. If you're looking for something specific and we don't have it, these sites may be able to help

Andrew Johnson's Photographs
Good collection, including some unusual shots!
Leighton Buzzard Photos by Craig Ross
Recent photos of the railway.
My Railway Journeys
Write-ups and photos of railway visits in Poland and the UK.
Martin Cowgill's Narrow Gauge Photo Album
Photos of many UK narrow gauge and miniature railways
Narrow Perspectives
Photo galleries, mostly of Welsh railways. There's some interesting collectins, such as Narrow Gauge Permanent Way and enamel badges!
Rail Images by Tim Goodspeed
A large collection of Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway photographs, including some very old Festiniog images.
Railway Photo Gallery

Narrow Gauge Modelling Sites

7mm Narrow Gauge Association
Australian Narrow Gauge Web Exhibition
Bal Models
Black Dog Mining Company (Trader)
Buccabury Light Railway
Corinella and Blackwood Forest Tramway
County Gate
Ficticious extension to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.
Deer Creek
Dutton Bay Tramway
Historical Model Railway Society
HOn30 Home Depot
Jannes Sn3
Kingston Regis
Narrow Gauge Railways and Drawings
New England Narrow Gauge
Nigel Lawton
Produces industrial locomotives and rolling stock in 009/HOe/HOn30
Northeast Model Products
Produce a range of 1:20 scale model railroad kits based on the narrow gauge railroads of North America.
009 Society
Glenbranter - Scottish narrow gauge in 009
Schynige Platte - Lucerne Model Railway Layout, The
The Shelley Railway Company
A blog charting the progress and changes on a HOn30 layout
Surrey Narrow Gauge Modellers
Teetering (By-The-Well)
Describes the ongoing construction of a 7mm scale layout. Has some interesting notes on scratchbuilding locomotives.
Tobias train pages
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
Worsley Works (Trader)

Garden Railways

Andrew Burchell's Garden Railway
Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers
Chidham Light Railway
The Cobbybrook Light Railway
The Darent Valley Light Railway
Llareggub & District Light Railway
Merrytwit Light Railway
South Trethevy Tramway
The Takasaki Light Railway
The only 16mm scale garden railway in Japan!
The Very Small Garden Railway
Woodland Light Railway

Model Engineering Societies

Romney Marsh Model Engineering Society
Harrow and Wembley Society Of Model Engineering

Submit A Site

If you know of a good narrow gauge related site, please email me.

This list last updated January 11, 2018