Set: UKNG

  • Bala Lake Railway
    • Alice
    • Port Penrhyn
    • Peckett
    • Diesel
    • Avonside
  • Brecon Mountain Railway
    • Santa Teresa
    • Baldwin
    • Sandy River
    • Forney
    • Arn Jung
    • Hunslet
  • Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
    • Bronhilde
    • Katie
    • Hunslet
    • Armistice
    • Bredgar
    • Eigiau
    • Victory
    • Helga
    • Limpopo
    • Zambezi
    • Wormshill
    • Bicknor
    • Barclay
    • Milstead
    • Schoma
    • Siam
  • Bromyard and Linton Light Railway
    • BMLR
  • Corris Railway
    • Falcon
    • Tattoo
  • Ffestiniog Railway
    • England
    • Double Fairlie
    • Single Fairlie
    • ALCO
    • Penrhyn
    • Baldwin
    • Hunslet
    • Funkey
    • 4w DM
    • 6w DM
    • 6w DM
  • Great Orme Tramway
    • Tram
  • Launceston Steam Railway
    • Hunslet Port Class
    • Hunslet
  • Leighton Buzzard Railway
    • LBR
  • Llanberis Lake Railway
    • Hunslet
  • Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
    • Lyn
    • Bagnall
    • Bagnall
    • Diesels
    • Kerr Stuart
  • Seaton Tramway
    • Tram
  • Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
    • Baretto
    • Brazil
    • Diesels
    • Fireless
    • Peckett
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway
    • Steam Loco
    • Diesel Loco
  • South Tynedale Railway
    • Barber
    • Green Dragon
    • Naklo
  • Statfold Barn Railway
    • Avonside
    • Bagnall
    • Baldwin
    • Corpet-Louvet
    • Davenport
    • Decauville
    • Fowler
    • Henschel
    • Hudswell Clarke
    • Hunslet
    • Jung
    • Kerr Stuart
    • Krauss
    • La Meuse
    • Orenstein and Koppel
    • Peckett
  • Talyllyn Railway
    • Talyllyn
    • Dolgoch
    • Falcon
    • Douglas
    • Tom Rolt
    • Diesel
    • Tatoo
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway
    • VOR
    • Diesel
    • Kerr Stuart
    • NGG16
  • Volks Electric Railway
    • Tram
  • Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
    • Diesels
    • Gelert
    • Hunslet
    • Karen
    • Lyd2
    • Russell
  • Welsh Highland Railway
    • Baldwin
    • Diesels
    • K
    • NG15
    • NGG16
  • Welshpool and Llanfair
    • Earl
    • Monarch
    • Diesels
    • Dougal
    • Joan
    • Railcar
    • Sierra Leone
    • Sir Drefaldwyn
    • Zillertal
  • Hunslet
    • Dinorwic Alice
    • Dinorwic Mills
    • Dinorwic Port
    • Misc
    • Penrhyn Large Quarry
    • Penrhyn Mainline
    • Penrhyn Port
    • Penrhyn Small Quarry
  • Misc
    • Aveling and Porter
    • Bagnall
    • Barclay
    • Motor Rail
    • Orenstein and Koppel
    • Ruston and Hornsby
    UK Narrow Gauge

    UK Narrow Gauge Railways.

    Not complete, and slowly growing. 

    Set is intended to hold UK narrow gauge (ie 1ft11 gauge and above), not miniature railways (under 2ft)


    Bala Lake Railway

    The Bala Lake railway is a narrow gauge railway on the trackbed of the former standard-gauge Ruabon to Barmouth line, alongside Lake Bala in North Wales.

    The line has a collection of the Quarry Hunslet loco's typical of North Wales slate quarries.

    The line currently stops short of the site of Bala Jct station near the town of Bala, and there are plans to build a (new) route to a (new) station closer to the town centre.

    Length of Line 4.5 miles
    Preserved line opened 1972
    Gauge 1 ft 11½ in

    Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway

    The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway is a private railway and collection near the village of Bredgar in Kent.  The railway is open to visitors several times a year.


    Brecon Mountain Railway

    The Brecon Mountain Railway is a 1 ft 11½ in gauge line built on the trackbed of the former standard gauge Brecon and Merthyr railway in South Wales. 

    The line runs from Pant near Merthyr Tydfil into the Brecon Beacons National Park to a station at Torpantau.

    Length of Line 5 miles
    Preserved line opened 1980
    Gauge 1 ft 11½ in

    Corris Railway

    The Corris railway is another slate carrying railway, originally from the town of Machynlleth to the slate quarries around the village of Corris in mid-Wales.

    The line originally opened as a horse tramway, locomotives were later acquired.  Two of the lines four steam engines are now preserved at the Talyllyn railway.

    The line was disused for a long period until preservation started in 2002 and a short length of the line from Corris to the loco shed at Maesporth has been re-opened.

    Length of Line  ~0.75 mile
    Originally opened 1859
    Closed 1948
    Preserved line opened 2002
    Gauge 2ft 3in

    Ffestiniog Railway

    The Ffestiniog Railway was opened in 1836 to carry slate from the quarries around Blaenau Ffestiniog to the sea port at Portmadoc in North Wales.  The line was originally horse drawn and engineered so that the entire line from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Portmadoc was on a continuous down grade, allowing trains of slate wagons to run down to the harbour without motive power.

    Steam power was introduced in 1863 with the first England locomotives, and in 1869 the first of the Fairlie articulated locomotives were introduced.

    The line ceased commercial operation in the 1940s and in 1954 the line was taken over as preserved line.  Reopening the line proceeded slowly until the full line was re-opened to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1982.

    The Ffestiniog links with the Welsh Highland railway at Portmadoc and Ffestiniog loco's are used on the Welsh Highland at times.  Welsh Highland loco's are serviced at Boston Lodge works on the Ffestiniog, but cannot operate beyond Boston Lodge due to the smaller loading gauge of the Ffestiniog.

    Length of Line 13.5 miles
    Originally Opened 1836
    Closed 1936
    Preserved line opened 1955-1982
    Gauge 1 ft 11½ in

    Great Orme Tramway

    The Great Orme tramway is a cable hauled funicular line from the town of Llandudno up the Great Orme headland.

    The lower section of the line starts near the town, and the line shares the street with vehicle traffic. The upper section is on reserved track.  The lower section is Britain's only remaining cable operated street tramway.

    Gradients are as steep as 1 in 3.8 on the lower section and 1 in 10 on the upper section.

    Originally opened 1902
    Gauge 3ft 6in

    Hunslet Locomotives

    The Hunslet locomotive company of Leeds, built many small 0-4-0 locomotives for the North Wales Slate Quarries.  Many of these have been preserved and are collected here in one place, as well as in the respective railway sections.

    Where it has been possible to determine the dimensions, the loco's have been grouped in the relevant "class", eg "Dinorwic Alice" / "Penrhyn Port" etc.

    For some loco's the details/dimensions have not been found yet, so these are grouped under "Misc" - they will be moved to the correct class if/when this is identified.


    Launceston Steam Railway

    Launceston Steam Railway is a 1 ft 11½ in gauge line operating on the trackbed of the former standard gauge North Cornwall Railway at Launceston in Cornwall.

    The line has a collection of narrow gauge stock, including several of the quarry Hunslet loco's from North Wales quarries.

    Length of Line 2½ miles
    Preserved line opened 1983
    Gauge 1 ft 11½ in

    Leighton Buzzard Railway

    The Leighton Buzzard Railway is a 2ft gauge line at Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.

    The line was originally built to serve sand quarries on the edge of the town.

    Length of Line 3 miles
    Originally opened 1919
    Closed 1969
    Preserved line opened 1969
    Gauge 2 ft

    Llanberis Lake Railway

    The Llanberis Lake Railway is a 1 ft 11½ in line built on the track bed of the former Padarn Railway - a 4ft gauge line that connected the quarry at Llanberis with Port Diwnorwic on the coast.

    The line has several of the quarry Hunslet steam loco's that were common to the slate quarries in this area of North Wales.

    Length of Line 2.5 miles
    Preserved line opened 1971
    Gauge 1 ft 11½ in

    Snowdon Mountain Railway

    The Snowdon Mountain Railway is Britains only (public) rack and pinion railway and runs from the village of Llanberis to the summit of Mt Snowdon.

    The line uses the Abt Rack system and climbs a vertical height of 960m from the village of Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon.  The steepest sections of the line reach 1 in 5.5.

    Length of Line 4½ miles
    Originally opened 1896
    Gauge 800 mm

    Talyllyn Railway

    The Talyllyn railway was built in the 1860s to transport slate from the quarry at Bryn Eglwys to the coast at Towyn.

    The line is built to 2ft 3in gauge and the original loccomotives - "Talyllyn" and "Dolgoch" are still used on the line.

    Technically the line never closed, but was taken over as a preserved railway in 1951

    The line also has two of the original loco's from the nearby Corris Railway.

    Length of Line 7.25 miles
    Originally opened 1866
    Preserved line opened 1951
    Gauge 2ft 3in

    Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

    The original Lynton and Barnstaple Railway opened in 1898 to link the towns of Lynton and Barnstaple in North Devon with a 1ft 11 1/2 in railway.  The line operated until it was closed in 1935.

    The preservation line re-opened at Woody Bay station in 2004 with a short length of track and hopes to re-open 9 miles of track to link Woody Bay with a new station at Lynton.

     

    Original Length of Line 19 miles
    Length of Line 0.9 miles
    Originally opened 1898
    Closed 1935
    Preserved line opened 2004
    Gauge 1 ft 11½ in

    Welsh Highland Railway

    The origins of the Welsh Highland go back to the 1877 with the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway started building Dinas Junction near Caernarvon south towards Beddgelert.  Ultimately, the line reached Beddgelert and Portmadoc under the name "Welsh Highland Railway" and had a brief life before closing in 1937.

    Re-opening took place in stages from 1997 - the first section to be re-opened being Caernarvon to Dinas Jct, which was not part of the original Welsh Highland Railway, but instead a standard gauge LNWR line.  Portmadoc was reached in 2011.

    The Welsh Highland links with the Ffestiniog railway at Portmadoc and Ffestiniog loco's are used on the Welsh Highland at times.  Welsh Highland loco's are serviced at Boston Lodge works on the Ffestiniog, but cannot operate beyond Boston Lodge due to the smaller loading gauge of the Ffestiniog.

    Length of Line 25 miles
    Originally opened 1877 - 1922
    Closed 1937
    Preserved line opened 1997 - 2011
    Gauge 1 ft 11½ in

    Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

    The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a short 1 ft 11½ in line at Portmadoc running for approx 1 mile.

    The railway was originally started with the aim or re-opening and preserving the Welsh Highland Railway, however in the event the Welsh Highland railway was re-opened and connected with the Ffestiniog Railway.

    The WHHR remains an independent railway.


    Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

    The original Welshpool and Llanfair railway was opened in 1903 linking the town of Welshpool with the farming areas around Llanfair Caereinion. 

    Original loco's No1 Earl and No2 Countess were built by Beyer Peacock for the line's opening.

    The line closed in 1956 and reopened as a preserved line from 1963, reaching the outskirts of Welshpool in 1981

    Original Length of Line 9.5 miles
    Length of Line 8.5 miles
    Originally opened 1903
    Closed 1956
    Preserved line opened 1963
    Gauge 2ft 6in

    Vale of Rheidol Railway

    The Vale of Rheidol railway is 1 ft 11½ in gauge railway from the Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge in mid-Wales.  The line was originally built to carry lead ore, however early in the lines operation, tourist traffic became more important and the line became primarily a tourist railway.

    The line is unusual in that it passed into BR ownership at nationalisation and until the railways were privatised in 1989, when the line was taken over as a preservation operation. 

    Length of Line 11 miles
    Originally opened 1902
    Gauge 1 ft 11½ in

    Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

    The Sittingbourne and Kemsley light railway preserves part of the Bowaters Paper Mill railway which linked the paper mills at Sittingbourne with the nearby Ridham dock.  The original line was used to transport material and product between the mills and the dock.

    Original Length of Line 3.5 miles
    Length of Line 2 miles
    Originally opened 1908
    Closed 1969
    Preserved line opened 1970
    Gauge 2ft 6in


    Volks Electric Railway

    An unusual electric tramway running along Brighton beach from the Aquarium east for approx 1mile.

    Line is single track with a passing loop halfway, and electrified at 110Vdc

    Length of Line  1.0 mile
    Originally opened 1883
    Gauge 2ft 8½ in
  • Bala Lake Railway
    • Alice
    • Port Penrhyn
    • Peckett
    • Diesel
    • Avonside
  • Brecon Mountain Railway
    • Santa Teresa
    • Baldwin
    • Sandy River
    • Forney
    • Arn Jung
    • Hunslet
  • Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
    • Bronhilde
    • Katie
    • Hunslet
    • Armistice
    • Bredgar
    • Eigiau
    • Victory
    • Helga
    • Limpopo
    • Zambezi
    • Wormshill
    • Bicknor
    • Barclay
    • Milstead
    • Schoma
    • Siam
  • Bromyard and Linton Light Railway
    • BMLR
  • Corris Railway
    • Falcon
    • Tattoo
  • Ffestiniog Railway
    • England
    • Double Fairlie
    • Single Fairlie
    • ALCO
    • Penrhyn
    • Baldwin
    • Hunslet
    • Funkey
    • 4w DM
    • 6w DM
    • 6w DM
  • Great Orme Tramway
    • Tram
  • Launceston Steam Railway
    • Hunslet Port Class
    • Hunslet
  • Leighton Buzzard Railway
    • LBR
  • Llanberis Lake Railway
    • Hunslet
  • Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
    • Lyn
    • Bagnall
    • Bagnall
    • Diesels
    • Kerr Stuart
  • Seaton Tramway
    • Tram
  • Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
    • Baretto
    • Brazil
    • Diesels
    • Fireless
    • Peckett
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway
    • Steam Loco
    • Diesel Loco
  • South Tynedale Railway
    • Barber
    • Green Dragon
    • Naklo
  • Statfold Barn Railway
    • Avonside
    • Bagnall
    • Baldwin
    • Corpet-Louvet
    • Davenport
    • Decauville
    • Fowler
    • Henschel
    • Hudswell Clarke
    • Hunslet
    • Jung
    • Kerr Stuart
    • Krauss
    • La Meuse
    • Orenstein and Koppel
    • Peckett
  • Talyllyn Railway
    • Talyllyn
    • Dolgoch
    • Falcon
    • Douglas
    • Tom Rolt
    • Diesel
    • Tatoo
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway
    • VOR
    • Diesel
    • Kerr Stuart
    • NGG16
  • Volks Electric Railway
    • Tram
  • Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
    • Diesels
    • Gelert
    • Hunslet
    • Karen
    • Lyd2
    • Russell
  • Welsh Highland Railway
    • Baldwin
    • Diesels
    • K
    • NG15
    • NGG16
  • Welshpool and Llanfair
    • Earl
    • Monarch
    • Diesels
    • Dougal
    • Joan
    • Railcar
    • Sierra Leone
    • Sir Drefaldwyn
    • Zillertal
  • Hunslet
    • Dinorwic Alice
    • Dinorwic Mills
    • Dinorwic Port
    • Misc
    • Penrhyn Large Quarry
    • Penrhyn Mainline
    • Penrhyn Port
    • Penrhyn Small Quarry
  • Misc
    • Aveling and Porter
    • Bagnall
    • Barclay
    • Motor Rail
    • Orenstein and Koppel
    • Ruston and Hornsby

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