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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.

 
SPRINGFIELD AGRICULTURAL RAILWAY

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

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.

20 Years in search of Narrow Gauge: Filming industrial railways since 1991, there are many interesting lines that had not yet been featured in the current series of DVDs. This DVD is a celebration of the past 20 years, and features railways from 10 European countries.

Farewell to the Kujawy: A tribute to a once huge narrow gauge system in the centre of Poland. Several elements of this system survived into the millenium, but now apart from the isolated tourist train, all has finished.

 
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LATEST SITE NEWS
The latest news and updates on the site

Latest update : 19th November

A quick update to include further items for sale. If you fancy a small diesel locomotive for restoration, then there are a 2 locos advertised for sale this month in the small ads.

The site is normally updated approx every 4-6 weeks.

Steve Thomason


Previous Updates :

October 2014: The new DVD is now available for purchase, Narrow Gauge at Work 35: 'Bolton Fell; The End of an Era', which records England's last traditional regularly worked surface industrial narrow gauge railway, up to and including it's closure in June this year.

October 2014: Updates this month mainly include a few updates in the News pages.

August 2014: Updates this month include further additions to the equipment for sale in the small ads, plus confirmation of the next DVD release looking at the last traditional industrial narrow gauge railway in England (Bolton Fell Peat Works) which closed in June this year. This should be available from the end of October 2014.

July 2014: Updates this month include an unusual loco offered for sale in the small ads, plus a couple of News items and some updates on the progress of the Springfield Agricultural Railway.

June 2014: There is a short News update this month, plus many of the items on the small ads have now been sold.

May 2014: The web site has been improved to simplify the process for the purchase of DVDs. There is now a PayPal 'Basket' option allowing multiple DVDs to be selected prior to paying via the 'View Cart' option for PayPal. Also there have been some recent additions to the Small Ads section for narrow gauge equipment.

 
 
 

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