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Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways in Lithuania

For the first time there is a list of railways still active in Lithuania. Apart from one exception, all these are peat railways of 750mm gauge. This list has been compiled from personal observation, input from local enthusiast Udrius Armalis, and analysis of large scale maps for the country. There are sure to be inaccuracies to start with, so please mail the webmaster if you can provide any corrections, or updates.

The headings are broken down by geographic area within Luithuania. Where the location is a very small town/village, then the next larger town name is also given.

Apologies for the absence of the correct Lithunanian accents in the text)

1. Region Klaipeda (West)
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5km. Status: Confirmed working by local enthusiasts in 2005 (750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5km. Status: Unknown
  • Aukstumalos Durpynas, Trksedziai, Silute
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 15-20km. Status: Confirmed working in 2005. Using mainly TU6 locos. 4-5 locos in use daily. Also has ESU2 locos.
2. Region Telsiai (North West)
  • Pabalves Durpynas, Pabalve, Tryskiai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5km. Status: Confirmed working by local enthusiasts in 2005.
  • Gauduciu Durpynas, Duseikiai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5km. Status: Unknown.
3. Region Siauliai (North)
  • Rekyvos Durpunas, Rekyva
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 8km. Status: Confirmed working in 2005. Uses TU6 and TU8 locos. Also has ESU2 locos. Once part of a large system including the railway at Tyruliai and Radviliskis.
  • Tyrulio Durpynas, Tyruliai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 20-25km. Status: Railway closed. Once part of a large system including the railway at Radviliskis and Rekyva.
  • Sulinkiu Durpynas, Radviliskis
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 20-25km. Status: Confirmed working in 2005. TU6 in use, but also has TU4 TU7 and MD54 . Once part of a large system including the railway at Tyruliai and Rekyva.
  • Tytuvenu Tyrelis Dupynas, Tytuvenai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 8km. Status: Confirmed working in 2005. TU6 locos used, although has TU7 TU4 dumped.
  • Luiniu Durpynas, Luiniai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 3km. Status: Confirmed working by local enthusiasts in 2005.
  • Musos tyrelio durpynas, Jankunai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5km. Status: Unknown.
4. Region Panevezys (North East)
  • Panevezys State Narrow Gauge
(750mm gauge) The remaining 68km of this line from Panevezys to Rubikiai is now operated by the organisation ASG. The only trains are now booked excursions. The last freight carried was on the Rubikiai to Anyksciai stretch for the transport of quartz sand in 1999. All ng operations to the north of Panevezys were ceased several years ago, although much of the infrastructure still exists.
  • Purvu Guodziu Durpynas, Guodziai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 8km. Status: Unknown.
  • Sepetos Durpynas, Sepeta, Kupiskis
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 15-20km. Status: Confirmed working by local enthusiasts in 2005.
  • Degesynes Durpynas, Sepeta, Onuskis
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5km. Status: Confirmed working by local enthusiasts in 2005.
  • Paraisciu Durpynas, Paraisciai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5-8km. Status: Unknown.
  • Galu Durpynas, Galai, Kaztiskis
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5km. Status: Unknown.
5. Region Vilnius (South East)
  • Baluosos Durpynas, Galai, Nerodiskiai, Karkaziske
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 2-4km. Status: Unknown.
  • Baltosios Vokes Durpynas, Galai, Baltoji Voke
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 15-20km. Status: Railway ceased.
6. Region Alytus (South)
  • No entries
7. Region Kaunas (Central)
  • Tabala Durpynas, Tabala, Panoteriai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 4-5km. Status: Unknown.
  • Ezerelio Durpynas, Tabala, Ezerelis
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 5km. Status: Confirmed working in 2005. TU6 and SEP2 locos.
  • Novaraiscio Durpynas, Braziukai, Lekeciai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 10-15km. Status: Unknown.
  • Pravieniskes II Timber Railway, Pravieniskes II
(750mm gauge) Timber railway serving the local prison. Operating loco in 2005 was MD54. There is at least a further MD54 plus TU6 out of use. Status: Working.
8. Region Marijampole (South West)
  • Palios Durpynas, Paezere, Igliauka
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 10-12km. Status: Confirmed working by local enthusiasts in 2005.
9. Region Taurage (West)
  • Laukesos Durpynas, Eiciai
(750mm gauge) Peat Railway length approx 10km. Status: Unknown.  
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