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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 : 23rd April 2017

A few items of news and updates to the small ads.

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

Steve Thomason

Previous Updates :

March 2017: A number of additional items in the Small Ads.

February 2017: Further updates to the Small Ads, plus a news update on Dalumermoor served by the large 900mm gauge Klasmann network in Germany.

January 2017: Happy new year to everyone. Not many changes on this update but there is an interesting Gmeinder loco for sale in the small adds on the link above.

December 2016: The last update of the year includes a number of items for sale in the Small Ads, skips, rail, MR spares, etc.

November 2016: The diary/blog on the Springfield Agricultural railway has been updated with pictures from the first half of 2016. These updates can be found by clicking on the link in the Springfield Agricultural Railway window on the right. It still proves diffcult to keep these updates reasonably current!

October 2016: The new DVD; Narrow Gauge at Work Number 38: Klasmann, is now available, reviewing operations of one of the largest owners of industrial narrow gauge locos still operating in Germany today, using footage taken mostly in 2016. The stills from the DVD are available by clicking on the DVD option on the menu bar at the top of the page and clicking on the title of the DVD.

September 2016: A few updates in the small ads and the addition of stills for the new DVD titled; 'Klasmann', giving a flavour of the content of this DVD, interesting due to the fact that most of the railways can still be seen today.

August 2016: A few updates in the small ads and the News for this month. Stills will shortly be avaiable from the new DVD due out soom titled; 'Klasmann'.

July 2016: News updates from Hungary, a new advert for a Wickham Target Trolley in original condition, and confirmation that the next industrial Narrow Gauge DVD will be titled; 'Klasmann', looking at the largest owner/operator of surface industrial narrow gauge locos in Germany.

June 2016: A few News reports from a visit to Emsland in Germany.



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

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.

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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