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This is the page for information about Full-size Railways. Please post links to web sites, your own photos, etc. here on a section headed by name of the railway. 

Puffing Billy Railway

This railway in Australia has its own page here. Puffing Billy Railway

Here is one of Ron's (corgi) pictures

Tralee & Dingle

Tralee & Dingle Railway at
Photo linked directly from their site
There is a terrific chapter or two about the Tralee & Dingle in the Prologue of Narrow Gauge Railways of the British Isles by Patrick Whitehouse & John Snell - Oh to have been there!


There are several sites which relate to the FR and WHR. One with a lot of detail on  the railway and its history is at http://www.frheritage.org.uk/wiki/Home_Page

The BBC Archive on Steam Trains

This one is about the IoM railways but there are many more.
"One disadvantage of train sets is that they aren't big enough.' So says Anthony Smith, who in this programme explores the history of the narrow-gauge steam locomotive network that has served the Isle of Man since the 1870s. Steam engines might have been phased out decades ago but, thanks to local volunteers, the Isle of Man's lines have been restored and preserved for the pleasure of thousands of holidaymakers each year."

China has world's fastest train

Err wow! Some train. Built in four years. The EMR has taken about that long so far but it's not quite a far on. I like the "servicing base". Want one! That reminds me, where is George?

UK heritage Railways listing

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Alphabetical listing of all UK and Irish Heritage Railways
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links to many preserved railway websites - just noticed, for instance, that the Brecon Mountain Railway runs on weekends in February

Peak Rail

A small preservation line betwen Matlock and Rowsley in Derbyshire, part of the old line between Derby and Manchester,
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/index.htm Soon to have the 100 yards gap between Matlock mainline station and its terminus rejoined which will enable access to the entire network, enabling guest locos to make starring appearances.
I can recommend their Footplate Experience Course.

Peak Rail Footplate Experience


WHR Stop Press Page [isengard]


 Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

If you like the L&B, have a browse around this site http://www.009.cd2.com/galleryl&b.htm
There is a superb collection of original photos, some previously unpublished. They are on the "County Gate" web site http://www.009.cd2.com/index.htm which is fascinating. JdF writes on the L&B modelling Yahoo group: "My friend Martin Radcliffe has brought me the L&B photo collection left to him by his father who was a co-author of one of the original books. "

Here is a sample - look closely at the footplate! (JSJ)


Isle Of Man Steam Railway Supporters Associaton

Links to website and forum (open viewing) http://www.iomsrsa.com/

Leek and Manifold Light Railway

Here are a couple of youtube videos of the L&M.

Leek & Manifold Film 1

Leek & Manifold Film 2

Subpages (1): Puffing Billy Railway