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Welcome to the home of industrial narrow gauge railways. This web site has been built to record information regarding current industrial and commercial narrow gauge railways operating throughout Europe.

Webmaster: Steve Thomason
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The type of railways covered can vary from a small hand worked line with a single wagon, to the large freight and passenger carrying networks still operated in countries such as Austria, Spain, and Poland. The site does not concern itself with pleasure lines or museum operations. There are many other web sites with this information, some of which are shown in the links pages.

In this site you will find news regarding these railways. This is provided by site visits and from reports in the media. All visitors to the site are welcome to contribute to the news pages. Videos and DVDs of these fast disappearing railways have been produced for many years and details of the current releases are shown elsewhere. If you wish to see what others have written about the videos and DVDs click here.

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The latest news and updates on the site

Latest update : 18th May 2016

A small update with belated additions to the Springfield Agricultural Railway blog for 2015.

The site is normally updated approx every 4 weeks or more frequently for small ads.

Steve Thomason

Previous Updates :

March 2016: The new DVD, 'Narrow Gauge at Work Number 37: Industrial Narrow Gauge Survivors', is now available to order in the DVDs section with stills from the production available to view. There are also a couple of minor changes to the small ads.

February 2016: Updates to the Small Ads notably with details of a large amount of ng rail, track panels, and points for sale at the old Ardeer site. However, it is important to note that all sales for this have to be agreed by the end of February. There is also a large Plymouth loco for sale. Stills from the new DVD; 'Industrial Narrow Gauge Survivors', are available in the DVDs section, which looks at a number of railways still in operation today and should be available in a few weeks time. There are also further items of news.

January 2016: A general refresh as we move into the new year, with updates to News and a few attractive photos in the Railways' section showing the fireless loco at Kamig Kaolin in Austria, which closed in the 1980s. A new DVD is in preparation titled; Industrial Narrow Gauge Survivors, with examples of the smaller narrow gauge lines which still operate today.

December 2015: Narrow Gauge at Work Number 36 is now available titled; Steam on the Rack in Austria, covering all three current narrow gauge rack lines in Austria, using footage from the 1990s, and from 2015, featuring nearly all the original steam locos. Details and stills from the DVD are shown on the DVD pages. There are also updates to the News and the Small Ads again.

November 2015: Narrow Gauge at Work Number 36 is due to be released in December titled; Steam on the Rack in Austria. This covers all three current rack lines in Austria, including footage from the 1990s, featuring all the original steam locos. Details and stills from the DVD are shown on the DVD pages. There are also updates to the small ads again.

October 2015: A few additions to the small ads for this month and a belated update on the Sprinfield Agricultural Railway with the Blog covering the first half of 2015.

September 2015: An extensive News update from a number of railways across Europe.



Details of the Springfield Agricultural Railway have now been included on this site. click here to learn more about this railway. The web pages include details on the construction, rolling stock, operation, and regular updates about the line.

Video footage always wanted

Have you any narrow gauge railway video footage that is collecting dust on a shelf somewhere? If you have, why not give other people the change to see it, and consider letting us edit and release the footage for you? In line with the scope of the website we would be interested in any industrial ng subjects, or freight based operations from larger ng lines. Depending on the length and the quality of video available, we could even consider a small payment for the use of it. It could be included on a release with similar subject matter, or maybe even released as a full DVD in its own right. Drop us an email and let us know what you have.

PAYPAL Online Ordering available on this web site

All the productions are now available to be purchased online via the secure and simple PAYPAL order process. Just select the video/DVD of your choice and follow the onscreen instructions. The PAYPAL process can be used for those people with or without PAYPAL accounts. For further information on PAYPAL click here.

Hundreds of orders have now been successfully processed using Paypal. If you wish to see some feedback from customers who have used this service please click here.

Latest DVD Releases

Industrial Narrow Gauge Survivors: An interesting cross section of real industrial narrow gauge railways still working across Europe.

Steam on the Rack in Austria: Using footage from the 1990s as well as from 2015, all three of the metre gauge rack railways surviving in Austria are featured with nearly all the original steam locos seen during the course of the production.

Bolton Fell; The end of an Era: A release looking at the last traditionally regularly worked narrow gauge railway in England that closed in June this year. The video footage includes many of the Motor Rail locos that used to work on this site, compiled from several visits over they years including the final dismantling of the line.

The Changing Face of Vechta: Next to Vechta in Germany a large expanse of moorland has been home to a number of peat companies over the years. This production follows the changing fortunes of several railways over a period of 19 years.

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