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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 : 4th November 2019

The photos for Railways in Hungary have been rescanned and additional photos added. The News pages have also been updated.

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

Steve Thomason

Previous Updates :

October 2019: The photos for Railways in Holland have been rescanned and additional photos added. The adverts have been updated, and the News pages have been updated.

Septeber 2019: The rescanning of all the photos for Germany has been completed, which now includes more photos than previously.

August 2019: More photos have been rescanned and added for the railways of Germany. The News pages and the Small Ads have been updated.

June: All the updating and rescanning of photos continues and Germany is nearly completed with a number of new photos added. Also the Blog for the Springfield Agricultural Railway is still behind but 2018 has just been uploaded. The Springfield Agricultural Railway pages can be access via th link opposite.

May 2019: All the updating and rescanning of photos has continued, so the France Railways section is now complete, and Germany has been started.

April 2019: More small ads updated and all the railways featured for Croatia, Czech Rep, and Denmark have now been updated and refreshed and the photos rescanned where possible.

March 2019: More small ads included for a number of items, and all the railways featured for Austria, Belgium, and Bosnia have now been updated and refreshed.

March 2019: A few more changes to the adverts this month, with extra skips and rail for sale. Plus further photos brought up to date, this time starting with Austria, for Pflegeheim Lainz.

February 2019: Just a few changes to the adverts this month, with a couple of locos and rail for sale.

January 2019: Welcome to the frst update of 2019. All the Railway pages for England have now been rescanned where possible and updated. There are also a few items of News.


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

900mm Gauge on Rühlermoor: This DVD provides a facinating insight into an area seen as a strategic energy site for Germany, with trains from the iol, and gas and peat industies al operating on the same network. This is probably the largest and most intensively worked industrial narrow gauge site in Germany today.

Klasmann: Operations of the Klasmann-Deilmann railway still operating in Germany today, mostly filmed in 2106, plus archive footage from up to 20 years ago.

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.

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