Links to UK
Miniature Gauge Railways
(under 15" gauge)
The following railway sites are generally commercial
operations where the public are able to watch or ride trains, rather than static
museums and a few narrow gauge 15" sites are included.
Please let me know of errors or changes and details of any newly opened sites that you find. Thank you.
1) Recommended general links
Miniature and Model Railways of
Britain - The definitive guide to Britains Miniature Railways,
railways, garden railways and miniature engineering
etc. by Ian Thomas. (unavailable) (unavailable)
Miniature Railways E-mail Group Forum - Join the new email discussion list devoted to miniature railways in the UK between 7¼ and 15 inch gauge. To subscribe, simply send a blank email to: UK Miniature Railways
Minor Railways Online - For about £3 you can purchase 'Minor Railways' from here. It is a complete list of the UK's standard, narrow and miniature gauge sites AND its tramways and cliff railways, together with locations by county and suitable contact numbers etc. (temp unavailable)
Narrow Gauge Railway Society - An enthusiasts group for those interested in narrow gauge railways.
U.K. Heritage Railways - Everything including loco database.
Delphi Railroad Forum - By Bob Harbison's (unavailable)
Fincken Miniature Railways (unavailable)
Grand Scales Quarterly magazine.
Knightley Light Railway 7¼" - Locomotive Engineers site (unavailable)
Little Trains (unavailable)
Live Steaming - An international site devoted to Model Engineering Societies, hosted by Ron Stewart. (no longer maintained)
NMRA list of railroad
sites - Internet Railroad Directory (unavailable)
Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust - Restoration of 21in & standard gauge Princesses.
Roundhouse - Pages by Roger Loxley cover UK miniature railways, garden railways and miniature engineering.
Sandtoft Transport Museum - Original home of the Sandtoft Miniature Railway.
Sharpos world (unavailable)
Southern Electric Group
Steam in the Garden Magazine
The Traction and Rolling Stock Advertiser
WalesRails - Railway attractions in the Principality of Wales
If you want to search for ANYTHING of a railway nature, try Irail.co.uk, Excellent rail search engine.
2) Rail sites by area - web-sites for more information:-
Sites which no longer have working links are retained for further investigation!
North England - West
North England - East (north of the Humber)
Central England - West (west of the A1)
-The closest thing to a genuine Heywood railway you are likely to find, they welcome enthusiasts. MOC members should identify themselves to the driver and if possible, they may be put on the footplate!
Central England - East
- Small private club near Wroxham, the railway opens to the public on the first Sunday of the months May to October. For more information, see the website.
South England - West
South England - Central
South Eastern England
These are only the known sites with web addresses. If you know of any more, please email details to Mick Morgan so I can share them with everyone. In time I may put on details of all reasonably publically accessible miniature railway sites.
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