Britain’s Narrow Gauge Railways

I bought this book to read on the plane on the way home from our vacation in England. I, predictably, fell asleep on the plane and it remained unread until very recently.

Front Cover

Front Cover

Whilst in England we rode on four narrow gauge railways all of which were but a hop step and a jump from where we were staying. The map inside the book shows the location of the 89 narrow gauge railways that one can ride. As you can see there is DEFINITELY a narrow gauge railway near whereever you are in Britain.

Railway Locator Map

Railway Locator Map

Remember all these railroads are narrow gauge. In addition there are well over a hundred heritage railways – the name given to railways that run standard gauge steam locomotives. Remember too that Britain comfortably fits into New York State. So, if you are like me, a narrow gauge nut, float your boat to the land of chips and fish!!!!!!

I have dog-eared the pages of the book on the railways to be considered for our next trip to blighty. Just to give you a sample here’s three I am salivating over …..

The Corris Railway

The Corris Railway

Golden Valley Light Railway

Golden Valley Light Railway

Threlkeld Quarry Railway

Threlkeld Quarry Railway

Want to check them out? Here are the links:

The Corris Railway

Golden Valley Light Railway

Threlkeld Quarry Railway

If you want more of my long short list let me know!!!!