Daves Railpics
UK Heritage Railways - narrow gauge
European Heritage Railways - Narrow & Std Gauge.

Though my main interest in railways has been with standard gauge lines, there is much to interest the enthusiast on the smaller gauge lines.
Ride at what seems like express train speed, on a double track mainline, behind the houses of Hythe and Dymchurch to Romney Marsh
pulled by scaled down versions of Gresleys LNER pacifics - step back in time on a Welsh slate railway with original motive power, and travel
through scenery unparalleled in the world - or ride a traditional seaside miniature railway.

Click on links for galleries

Ffestiniog Railway
Pictures from this Welsh narrow gauge line in 2011 & 1990
 Ffestiniog Railway - Boston Lodge Works
Photos from the works in September 2011
Talyllyn Railway
Pics from this pioneer in railway preservation in 2011 and 1990
Welsh Highland Railway - 2003
Pictures of this superb narrow gauge line in Snowdonia featuring freight trains to newly opened Rhyd Ddu in 2003 
 Welsh Highland Railway - 2011
Another visit to Snowdonia for the full line from Caernarfon to Porthmadog in 2011
Llanberis Lake Railway
Pics of the newly extended Llyn Padarn railway.
Fairbourne Railway
The superb 12.25 inch gauge Welsh railway with replica locos.  
 The Corris Railway
The rebuilt railway which was the first narrow gauge line in Mid Wales
Rhyl Miniature Railway
A fine seaside miniature railway on the North Wales coast.
Teifi Valley Railway
A 2ft gauge line in West Wales offering great value for young families

 Bala Lake Railway
A 2ft gauge line on a closed std gauge formation
 Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
A superbly restored 2ft 6in gauge line
 Vale of Rheidol Railway
The 2ft. gauge railway to Devils Bridge
 Snowdon Mountain Railway
The rack and pinion railway from Llanberis to the summit of Britains second highest mountain

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
  A miniature mainline railway on the south coast
 Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
15 inch gauge railway in Englands Lake District
 Bure Valley Railway
Aylsham to Wroxham for the Norfolk Broads
 Threlkeld Quarry Railway & Vintage Excavator Trust 
A 2ft gauge quarry steam railway close to Keswick - with vintage excavators!

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
A large gallery of pics from this 15 inch line in Lincolnshire
 Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
A delightful 10.25 inch gauge railway in Norfolk
 Kirkby Green Light Railway
Another 10.25 inch gem of a railway in South Lincolnshire
  Scarborough North Bay Miniature Railway
The 20 inch gauge line opened in 1931 - Now open weekends from Dec 2006!

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
Pictures of the LCLR at Humberston (now lifted) and its rebirth near Skegness.
 North Ings Farm Museum Railway
A 2ft gauge farm museum railway operating in Lincolnshire
 Kirklees Light Railway
Gala of 15th September 2007 with visiting locomotives.
Mablethorpe Miniature Railway
Pictures of the Mablethorpe Miniature Railway in 2017

Perrygrove Railway
Superb 15 inch gauge railway in Gloucestershire
Wells Harbour Railway
Popular 10.25 inch gauge in Wells next the Sea in Norfolk (close to Wells & Walsingham Rlwy)
 Saltburn Miniature Railway
Pics of BMR loco "Mountaineer" visiting SMR from Cleethorpes Aug 2006
  Stapleford Miniature Railway
The superb 10.25 inch gauge miniature gauge railway in Leicestershire.
 Shewood Forest Railway
Nottinghamshires only 15 inch gauge steam railway

 Ferry Meadows Miniature Railway - Peterborough.
A popular line in the Ferry Meadows Country Park near Peterborough 
(and the std gauge Nene Valley Railway)
 Moors Valley Railway
A 7.25 inch railway in Hampshire with superb layout and loco stud.
 Exbury Steam Railway
A 12.25 inch gauge railway set within Exbury Gardens in the New Forest
 Eaton Hall Railway
The private 15 inch gauge railway at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, pictured at charity open day August 2007.

 Great Orme Tramway
Llandudnos 3ft 6ins cable tramway to the summit of the Great Orme.
Southend Pier Railway
The 3ft gauge railway on the worlds longest pier.
 Volks Electric Railway - Brighton
The electric railway running on Brightons seafront
 Seaton Tramway
A 2ft 9in gauge tramway in glorious Devon.

Hastings Miniature Railway
A 10.25in seaside railway in Sussex
Beer Heights Light Railway
A gorgeous 7.25 inch gauge railway in Devon
Shipley Glen Tramway
The 1895 built cable operated tramway in West Yorkshire

Rudyard Lake Railway
10.25 in gauge line near Leek in Staffordshire

  Steeple Grange Light Railway
An 18 inch gauge railway in Derbyshire utilising ex mining equipment
 National Tramway Museum - Crich
Pics from a 2008 visit to Crich tramway museum in Derbyshire
Golden Valley Light Railway
The 2ft narrow gauge railway at Midland Railway Centre Derbyshire
Heatherslaw Light Railway
pics from this picturesque Northumbrian line 

South Tyndale Railway

A 2ft gauge railway in superb northern countryside
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
  A superb 60cm railway in Devon 
Launceston Steam Railway
A 2 foot gauge railway using Welsh Quarry locomotives
Bressingham Steam & Gardens
3 different narrow guage lines to ride plus standard and a great museum

Crowle Peatland Railway
The railway formed to preserve history & heritage of peat extraction in N. Lincs.

 Hatfield Moor Peat Workings Railway
Pictures of the now closed peat workings railway in Sth Yorkshire
East Suffolk Light Railway
A 2ft gauge railway at the East Anglian Transport Museum in Lowestoft

Apedale Railway
Photos of WDLR Hunslet 1215 in steam
Amerton Railway

2ft gauge railway set in Staffordshire farmland

Isle of Man Railways

Groudle Glen Railway
A superb 2ft gauge railway which runs "Uphill to the Sea".
Isle of Man Steam Railway
The superb IOM steam hauled railway from Douglas to Port Erin
Great Laxey Mine Railway
An unusual 19 inch gauge line

European Railways
Narrow gauge


A French Footplate Experience - 2018
A day on the footplate at CFBS!
Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme - Fête de la Vapeur 2016 begins on Friday!
My second Fête de la Vapeur - and better than 2013!A day on the footplate at CFBS!
Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme 2016 Saturday & Sunday
The cavalcades, the trains, so much to see at this wonderful railway.
Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme - Journées du Patrimoine 2014
Heritage Days at my favourite heritage railway in France in 2014.
Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme - Preparations for the Fête de la Vapeur 2013

A fortnights holiday in  St. Valery sur Somme caught all the action of the superb Steam Gala!
 Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme - Fête de la Vapeur 2013 Begins!
Pictures of the cavalcades, the service & special trains - a BRILLIANT week!
 Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme - Sept 2010
Having thoroughly enjoyed last years holiday we returned and this time we had a cottage only 5 mins walk from St Valery Depot!
Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme - Sept 2009
One of Frances best preserved steam railways - pics of steam hauled mixed trains on the normally diesel only Cayeux section - Sept 2009. 

  Le P'tit Train de la Haute Somme- 2002
A 600mm gauge WW1 line in the Somme region of France
 Le P`tit Train de la Haute Somme - June 2011
In 2011 this fine railway celebrated its 40th year in preservation - with visiting locos and a superb 4 day programme!
Le P`tit Train de la Haute Somme - September 2019
A superb "Festival en Vapêur" with intensive timetable & Dompierre train.
Chemin de Fer de Bon Repos - August 2015
An interesting project to rebuild a railway on a section of the Réseau Breton in Brittany, France
Chemin de Fer des Côtes du Nord

An embryonic presevation society hoping to revive a small section of the large Côte du Nord system.

 Standard Gauge 


  Train Thur Doller Alsace
The Train Thur Doller Alsace (TTDA), in the Haut-Rhin area of Alsace in France
Trois Vallees - Belgium
A steam hauled preserved line (with roundhouse!) in Belgium.


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