Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways
Introduction | Construction | Operation | Locos | Updates | Contact
 
Return to the main INGR site
Introduction to the Springfield Agricultural Railway

The Springfield Agricultural Railway was conceived in December 2006, when a move led to the opportunity and requirement to move horse manure away from the stables across a couple of fields that needed dividing up into paddocks. In winter the fields could get quite muddy if a tractor was regularly used. There was also a need to deliver water to water troughs which were too far to be easily served by garden hose.

The opportunity was taken to construct a 2ft gauge railway to serve the stables and paddocks. The first phase was completed by May 2008. The railway has been completely designed,built and operated by a single person. Currently it is 300-400 metres long, and lightly laid for the use of small (2 tonne axle limit) locos. There are several flat wagons, and skips at present, but more rolling stock is required to operate the line.

There have been a number of enquiries about the railway and so it was felt that a few web pages outlining the origin, construction, and use of the railway, may be of some interest to people. The railway has not been built for passenger haulage and it does not possess any passenger rolling stock.

The completetion of Phase 'A' of the project now allows the disposal of manure from the stables and from the fields, the movement of horse jumps, water, and any other equine equipment. In addition to this, it has proved useful for the movement of fencing materials when installing the fencing for the paddocks and for the transport of fresh cut timber from the perimeter of the fields.

I hope people find these webpages interesting, entertaining, and educational, as the record of one mans effort to construct 2ft narrow gauge railway.

 
Return to the main INGR site

Steve Thomason 2008
Upgraded site relaunched 1st January 2004

Introduction | Construction | Operation | Locos | Updates | Contact
Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways