|Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways
There are now few companies that can provide narrow gauge railway equipment. The list below represents an initial compilation for some of the companies throughout Europe and beyond. If anyone knows of further additions to the details listed, then please let us know.
One of the best known firms in England still building narrow gauge diesel and steam locomotives, and all aspects of ng equipment. There are also hire locos and rolling stock available for contracts.
Web site: www.alankeef.co.uk
- Alan Keef Ltd, Lea Line, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Holdtrade specialises in the supply of Industrial and light railway equipment. They supply track and track components for narrow gauge railways and mining applications.
Web site: www.holdtrade.co.uk
- Holdtrade (UK) Ltd, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan
Suppliers of New and Reuseable Steel and Timber Products to the tunnelling, mining, civil, quarrying and Narrow Gauge Railway industries
Web site: www.tunnelsteel.net
- The Tunnel Steel Company, Swansea
TMA have been building, restoring, overhauling and making parts for narrow gauge and standard gauge locos for over 35 years.
Web site: www.TMAlocomotives.co.uk
- TMA Engineering Ltd, Lichfield
Narrow Gauge (2ft 6ins) Railway Consultancy, design and project management supply of equipment (new and secondhand) and rebuilding and refurbishment.
Web site: www.tir-td.co.uk
- Thirty Inch Railways, Chard, Somerset
Hunslet Engine Company is now owned by L H Group Services in Staffordshire. As well as building and refurbishing locos of both standard and narrow gauge, Hunslet own the intellectual property rights to many loco builders, such as Andrew Barclay, Kerr Stuart, Greenwood and Batley, Avonside, and others. They can supply components for many of these older makes of locomotive.
Web site: www.Hunsletengine.com
- The Hunslet Engine Company, Lowfields Avenue, Leeds
This firm is the largest supplier of ng battery locomotives in the UK. A large proportion of locomotives are built for export.
Web site: www.clayton-equipment.co.uk
- Clayton Equipment, Hatton, Derbyshire
This web site regularly has narrow gauge locos and rolling stock for sale.
Web site: www.tractionads.co.uk
- Heritage Transport Supplies
This web site deals specifically in steam locomotives (both narrow gauge and standard gauge) and associated spares.
Web site: www.prestonservices.co.uk
This firm specialise in the manufacture and installation of narrow gauge turnouts and crossings, including dual gauge layouts. Working from a large custom built workshop at Port Talbot. They are able to manufacture and install crossings in narrow and standard gauges working with rail sections up to 113lb.
Web site: There is no web site at present. Tel: 01639 888742
A small firm that deals occasionally with narrow gauge equipment. It has recently been refurbishing the St Kitts 2ft 6ins loco fleet.
- ESCA Engineering Ltd, Hindley Green, Wigan
A small firm dealing with ng in the leisure and preservation market.
- FMB Engineering Ltd, Oakhanger, Hants
Advertises newbuild locos, rolling stock, and trackwork for miniature gauge and up to 2ft gauge.
Web site: www.rhinoindustries.co.uk
Interlok own the Polish railway repair shops at Pila (an affiliate to the states'
enterprise ZNTK/ZNLS). They offer railway equipment from various European countries such as Poland Germany and Greece.
Web site: Interlok
- Interlok, Hermann Schmidtendorf, Berlin
working in partnership with the Mansfelder Bergwerksbahn, the workshops of this once extensive industrial railway still commercially overhaul and sell railway equiment of various gauges, but mainly narrow gauge.
Web site: Bergwerksbahn
- MaLoWa Bahnwerkstatt GmbH, Klostermansfeld
Schöma have been building narrow gauge locomotives and equipment at the Diepholz site for many years.
Web site: Schöma Lokomotiven
- Christoph Schöttler Machinenfabrik GmbH, Diepholz
Long established locomotive firm in the USA, still specialising in underground, tunneling, and general industrial railway equipment.
Web site: Brookville Mining Equipment
- Brookville Mining Equipment Corp, USA.
The factory responsible for building the standard classes of 750mm gauge locos and rolling stock common over the former Soviet Block. Locos such as the TU7A and TU8 are still available for order, plus spares, as well as many new offerings.
Web site: Kambarka Engineering
- Kambarka Engineering Works, Russia.
© Steve Thomason 2011
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|Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways