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railA Directory of Train Travel Web Sites: Putney, London. is a specialized directory of Train Travel web sites from around the world. (4-1-05)

Australia / New Zealand:

railBellarine Peninsula Railway: A 16 Km museum tourist railway operating preserved steam and diesel locomotives, railmotors and vehicles from every one of Australia's 3 foot six inch gauge railways. (1/30/00)

railCanberra Railway Museum: Situated in Australia's national capital contains a wide range of steam and diesel locos and carriages. Using equipment maintained at the museum, a range of tours are operated from here on the Michelago Tourist Railway. (1/31/98)

railCentral Highlands Tourist Railway: Central Victoria, Australia running restored Railmotors (Doodlebugs) over 12 Km of restored branchline. (3/28/99)

railDorrigo Steam Railway & Museum: Dorrigo, Australia. Read clippings from our Newsletters get links to various other Rail type pages, trivia and get pictures of rail interest. (3/28/99)

railFerrymead Railway Christchurch: Christchurch, New Zealand. Steam, Diesel & Electric Locos and rolling stock are operated on 1.6 km of track at Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. (10-16-04)

railHotham Valley Tourist Railway: Perth, Western Australia. Steam and Diesel hauled rail tours in Western Australia. Day Tours, Weekenders, Restaurant and Theme Trains are available. (12-21-02)

railIronhorse Hobbies: I run a tour out of my model shop in New Zealand. I visit old rail sites long forgotten and off the tourist route. (9/9/00)

railLachlan Valley Railway: Cowra, NSW Australia. All about the Lachlan Valley Railway at Cowra, NSW. Includes how to get there, running dates, rolling stock lists, photos and more. (3/28/99)

railMichelago Tourist Railway: Operates steam and diesel on part of the former State Rail Authority line to Bombala in southern New South Wales. (1/31/98)

railNew South Wales Rail Transport Museum: Thirlmere, NSW, Australia. Official information on this extensive museum. (7/31/97)

railOcean Beach Railway: The Ocean Beach Railway has a diverse collection of Locomotives (Steam and Diesel), carriages, wagons and other artifacts. The Railway offers steam train rides on Sunday afternoons in the Summer / Fall months. The society's oldest locomotive was built in 1873 and is currently operated regularly, as are carriages dating from 1886. Current projects include the restoration of a Drewery Shunting Tractor and a K class box wagon. (9-2-02)

railPemberton Tramway Company: Pemberton, Western Australia. All aboard at Pemberton Railway Station for Forest Encounters by Tram or Train along one of Australia's most majestic railways. (12-21-02)

railPichi Richi Railway: Quorn in the Flinders Ranges, 35 kms north east of Pt. Augusta in outback South Australia. Narrow gauge trains run from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return, a distance of 33 kms. (7/31/97)

railPilbara Railways Historical Society Museum: Relax and enjoy the landscape from 1930's vintage carriages, encounter a giant iron ore train, visit the Museum, see Alcos, English Electrics, EMD's. (6/29/97)

railPuffing Billy Railway: Australia's premier tourist railway and tourist attraction. Running 13.5 km from Belgrave to Emerald Lake (Lakeside) in the Dandenong Ranges (40km from Melbourne, Victoria). Many ways to enjoy a great day out on a fully steam operated railway. (7/4/97)

railRailfan Guided Tours: Melbourne, Australia. Personalised, private tours for railfans around Melbourne and Victoria, Australia. Travel by sedan limousine, public transport, or on foot. (7-8-03)

railRail Holidays: Melbourne, Australia. Rail tours through Alaska, Canada and USA plus exclusive rail enthusiasts tour from Melbourne to London in May 2004. (3-12-03)

rail Richmond Vale Railway and Mining Museum: Provides information on normal/special open days to the public including times dates, entry fees, contact details and history etc. (7-26-05)

railQueensland Steam Loco: Ravenshoe, Queensland, Australia. Volunteers keeping the steam dream alive. (2-4-06)

railSunSteam Internet Railway System: Provides advice of upcoming steam hauled rail tours in South East Queensland. Contains photos of past tours. Unofficial. (4/25/98)

railWalhalla Goldfields Railway: Walhalla, Australia. Heritage Tourist Railway on the goldfields of Walhalla Australia. (10-28-03)

railYass Railway Museum: Yass, Australia. Information on the collection and directions. (1/31/98)

railZig Zag Railway: The premier preserved tourist railway located in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. (7/31/97)


railUNESCO WHS Semmering-Railway: History, Information and Pictures of the first Mountain Railway of the World, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Semmering-Railway in Austria. (English/German) (1/30/00)

rail Railways & Nostalgia in Austria, Hungary & Slovak Republik: Tips for trips, pictures and offers for organized travel for railfans; historical railways, narrow gauge lines, steam, trams,... (German/English) (6-18-01)


railChina Asia train travel: China train timetable, reservation and railway information. (2-24-03)

railSteam Train tours in China: Manchester, UK. We are a UK based Travel agent specializing in holidays to China. We organize various tailored made steam train tours all other China using experienced guides and state registered tour operators. (3-3-03)


railNorth Cyprus Hotels: Kyrenia, Cyprus. Discover Northern Cyprus. Escape to this Tranquil Island Now! (11-8-02)


railASVI - Tramway Museum Line Lobbes - Thuin: Belgium. An operating four mile long interurban line with 40 preserved cars, the oldest dating from 1886. (12/14/97)

railBelgian Friends Of Steamlocomotives: Operates the single line "Dendermonde-Puurs: Line 52" from the National Society of the Belgian Railways (SNCB) (8/14/97)

railStoomcentrum Maldegem: Steam tourist railway Maldegem to Eeklo in Belgium. Also narrow gauge and museum. (1/27/01)


railMariager-Handest Veteranjernbane: Denmark's largest vintage railway running 17 km of the former private railway from Mariager to Handest and Faarup in Jutland/Jylland. (1/30/00)


railJokioisten Museorautatie - Jokioinen Museum Railway: Finland. A part of the former private Jokioinen Railway, which was opened for traffic in 1898. This 22 kilometers (14 Miles) long railway connected the town of Forssa with the broad gauge network of the Finnish State Railways. (English/Suomeksi) (10/25/97)

railKeitele Museum: Suolahti, Finland. Irregular excursions by museum diesel motor train and some information about The Great Suolahti Steam Festival, with its steam locomotives and steam ships. (English/German/Finnish/Swedish) (7/23/97)

railModel Railroad Museum Kouvola: Kouvola, Finland. The most beautiful, special and leading museum of model railroad in Finland. " pienjunien ihmellinen maailma "  (6-11-05)


railChemin de fer des Chanteraines: Paris, France. The only steam train from which you can see the Eiffel Tower. (10/25/98)


railDB Museum Nuremberg (Verkehrsmuseum): Nürnberg, Germany. The official museum of German Railways. 100 years of German railway history. (4/3/99)

railGerman Railway Museum: The museum employs with the German Railway and her history. You can see the modellrailway collection and the modellrailway (all N gauge) which shows the German locomotives from 1835 until now. Also you can see a video about the German Railway. You can choose between 700 videos. You find more then 600 books, postcards and more. Unofficial. (English/German) (7/11/99)

railHannoverschen Straßenbahn-Museum - Hannover Tramway Museum: Hannover, Germany. Hosts the only national collection of tramcars in Germany. Tramcars come from places such as Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Heidelberg and Cologne. Also from smaller operators. (German/English) (10/2/98)

railHarzer Schmalspurbahnen - Harz Narrow-Gauge Railways: With 131.24 km of the track running through exciting countryside locations, it is also the longest unbroken narrow-gauge railway network in Germany. (German/English) (3/10/00)

rail Eisenbahn im Mansfelder Land: Mansfeld, Germany. German Site over the railway of Mansfeld. (German) (2-11-04)

railMansfelder Bergwerksbahn - Mansfeld Mining Railway: This unique industrial railway is the oldest german narrow gauge railway. It operates with original locomotives and wagon on some weekends and on request. (German/English) (1/30/00)

rail Miniature Wonderland: Hamburg,Germany. More than 500 trains with 7,000 cars will run on this completely DCC-controlled layout. Realistic train schedules will be scheduled and managed by computers. (3-29-02)

rail Steam Railroads in Saxony: This website invites you to experience the nostalgic trains in Saxony. Here can you find dates and information about the steam railroads in Saxony. (8-5-05)

railSelfkantbahn: Aachen, Germany. A narrow gauge railway in Germany north of Aachen preserving rolling stock from various lines in Germany. (English/German/French) (10/2/98)


railDarjeeling Himalayan Railway Society: Darjeeling, India. News and features about the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, one of only three railways with UNESCO World Heritage status. (9-27-05)


railMini steam railway Valtopina: Valtopina Umbria, Italy. Three mini steam railway are running: gauge ono,  gauge 5", gauge 7-1/4. Many free deer around. (1-1-03)


railJapanese Railways Page: Useful information about rail travel in Japan. Discount tickets, scenic routes, timetables, and so on. (6/5/99)


railMuseumspoorlijnen In Nederland: Site of Dutch Railroad museum. (Dutch)(7/6/97)


railFlekkefjord Banens Venner: Historical information about the sidetrack and the activities offered during the summer. (Mostly in Norwegian so far.) (6/11/00)

railTertitten: Sørumsand, Norway. History and information about a 75 cm tourist railway. (1-15-03)


railMuseums Of Russia: An excellent site to start your tour through the Russian museums, cultures and art. (Russian/English) (7/11/99)

rail Trans-Siberian Express Company: Travel the World's longest railway by Private Train. Tours to all areas of former USSR, some featuring steam haulage throughout. (1-12-02)

South America:

railBaldwin Steam Locomotives Of Brazil: Covers Baldwin-built steam locomotives in Brazil and operating Rail Museum of São João del Rei. Unofficial. (6/11/00)

rail ABPF-SP/Memorial do Imigrante Steam Trains rides: Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian Association of Railroad Preservation, Sao Paulo branch, provides saturday/sunday steam train rides at Memorial do Imigrante Museum. (2-12-05)

rail Train at Foz do Iguazu: Foz do Iguazu National Park, Argentina. A few photos and brief description of the train that serves the Argentine side of the Fall do Iguazu. (7-11-02)


railHWJ Smalspårsjärnvägen: The narrow gauge railway between Hultsfred and Västervik. The railway is 66 kilometers and in the summertime can you travel with railcar and steam. (Swedish) (3/10/99)

railSkånska Järnvägar: Skåne, Sweden. A wonderful trip with steam engines. Since 1971 they´ve been operating between Brösarp and St. Olof. (Swedish) (10/25/97)

railStocktramway: Stockholm, Sweden. The tram line that is a rolling museum. (English/French/German/Swedish) (7/23/97)

railUpsala-Lenna JernvSg: A 35 km long narrow gauge (891 mm) preservation railroad operating with a steam engine and motorcars on weekends. (Swedish) (7/4/97)


railAppenzeler Bahnen: Located in the eastern part of Switzerland near the city St. Gallen. (German) (1/31/98)

railBrienz Rothorn Bahn - Brienz Rothorn Railway: Switzerland's oldest steam cog railway. (English/French/German) (3/10/00)

railDampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke - Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway: Switzerland. Runs steam trains over the old Furkapass railtrack. Uses a cogwheel in the steepest sections. Highest altitude is 2160m above sea level. (English/German/French/Italian) (10/2/98)

railSteam Museum Of Switzerland: Description of Activities from Museum Steam Railways specially the 01 202, Tourism of Bernese Oberland, railwaybookmarks worldwide as ZIP File to download. (7/11/99)


rail Steam Locomotives Museum: Open air steam engine museum in Turkey. Steam engines in excellent conditions from various countries are on display. (11-6-01)
rail Train Museum: Kusadasi, Turkey. Camlik stream museum is unique -- being the biggest locomotive museum in Turkey. (11-13-04)

United Kingdom/Ireland:

Welsh Highland Railway Expansion Project: Caernarfon, U.K. Official site for the biggest 2 ft railway rebuilding project - soon to be 24 miles long. (4-11-06)

railBed & Breakfast in North Queensferry: 4 Star Bed & Breakfast in the conservation village of North Queensferry; overlooking the Firth of Forth & Forth Railway Bridge. Just 20 minutes from Edinburgh. (9/9/00)

railBure Valley Railway: Fast becoming one of England's premier narrow gauge railways, offering a service second to none to the enthusiast, traveller and tourist in all seasons of the year. (2/6/99)

railCornish Steam Enterprise: Cornish Steam Enterprise announces their 1999 public share offer + Miniature Railway History and Links. (7/11/99)

railEastleigh Lakeside Railway: a 7¼" gauge miniature railway running from the main station, Eastleigh Parkway, to Monks Brook Halt and then returning to Eastleigh Parkway giving a journey of just under 1¼ miles, taking about 20 - 25 minutes. (10/31/99)

railFfestiniog Railway: The Oldest independent railway company in the world. On their trains you can travel by steam through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park in England. (7/19/97)

railGolden Valley Light Railway: Ripley, Derbyshire. A 2' gauge railway part of the Midland Railay Centre. (8/14/97)

railGoorse Blossom Miniature Railway: Devon, UK. One of the best maintained miniature railways in the UK. 7-1/4" gauge with a Swiss mountain model railway. (9/15/99)

railGreat Central Railway: Loughborough, Leicestershire. Runs steam trains every weekend, and all summer between Loughborough and Leicester. (10/19/97)

railThe Great Little Trains of Wales: The tourist railways of Wales.

railGrosvenor Park Miniature Railway: a 7¼" gauge railway located only a few minutes walk from Chester's historic city centre. (11/1/99)

railHilcote Valley Railway: Eccleshall, Stafford, England. Designed and built by miniature railway enthusiast Roger Greatrex. The authentic railway has level crossings, a bridge, tunnel, locomotive shed, sidings, turntable, ticket office and a station bedecked with flowers and shrubs. (11/1/99)

railKeighley & Worth Valley Railway: A branch line which joins the national railway network at Keighley and runs 5-miles up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope. (9/17/99)

railLlangollen Steam Railway: North Wales. Take a steam or vintage diesel hauled trip through the superb scenery of the Dee Valley, departing from Llangollen and passing through the beautiful Denbighshire countryside. (12/14/97)

railLynton & Barnstaple Railway: Parracombe, Devon. Located in the South West of England, The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway was opened in 1898 and closed in 1935. Built to a track gauge of 1ft 11½in, it ran for a distance of 19½ miles linking the two North Devon towns from which it takes its name. The present Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Company was formed in 1993 by the members of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Association, now a Trust, with the aim of reconstructing as much as possible of this once famous narrow gauge railway. (7/11/99)

railMid-Hants Railway: A preserved heritage railway, operating steam trains in Hampshire, England. (5/18/00)

railMid Norfolk Railway: The Trust has undertaken a caretaking role on the southern part of the branch carrying out maintenance on the buildings and rail infrastructure, all of which had been neglected since the withdrawal of freight on the branch in 1989. (7/23/97)

railMoseley Industrial Tramway Museum: Cheadle, England. The Museum's aim is to give you an insight into an unusual aspect of British Industrial Heritage: the Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway. (1/31/98)

railNational Railway Museum: York, England. Helping the public understand and enjoy the history and contemporary development of railways in Britain and outlining Britain's railway contribution to the world. (7/6/97)

railNorth Yorkshire Moors Railway: Provides some 18 Miles of preserved steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors The line is owned by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust who have run the line as a living museum since 1974. (4/25/98)

railPeak Rail: Official website for the tourist line. (5/18/00)

railPinewood Miniature Railway: Wokingham, Berkshire, England. Journey behind a magnificent miniature steam or diesel locomotive. Superb scale steam engines. Usually time to explain the concept and control of steam power to those interested--especially children. (2/15/98)

railRail2000 Millennium Cavalcade Of Steam: Over 40 steam locomotives in a massive outdoor festival. Also miniature railways, spitfire fly-bys, Victorian fairgrounds and toy fairs. (6/11/00)

railRaileisure: Ludborough, U.K. The Station Masters House, The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Available as high quality self catering accommodation all year round. (5-5-05)

railRhyl Miniature Railway: Unofficial information for North Wales' historic 15in gauge railway at Rhyl Marine Lake, Denbighshire, UK. (9/15/99)

railSevern Valley Railway: Regarded as the best preserved railway in the UK. Recreating the atmosphere of a bygone age with 16 miles of glorious countryside!(7/29/97)

rail The Shillingstone Station Project: The Shillingstone Station Project aims to restore the station with the 1960`s look incorporating a small museum and relaying a stretch of Somerset and Dorset Railway line. Would you like to help? (8-5-01)

railSouth Tynedale Railway: Alston, Cumbria, England. Timetable details and general information about this 2 foot narrow gauge line that operates trains over a 1.5 mile line from Alston to Gilderdale. (11/3/98)

railSouth West Main Line Steam Company: Preserved mainline steam locomotives in the UK. (2/15/98)

railSRPS STEAM: BO-NESS, Scotland. Showing the volunteers working to rebuild and maintain steam locomotives at SRPS. (9-28-03)

railSRPS, BO-NESS & KINNEIL RAILWAY: Bo-Ness, Scotland. Steam and Deisel operated preserved railway. In the Forth Valley, just south of Edinburgh. (3-26-03)

railTalyllyn Railway Company: Narrow-gauge line in Wales built in the 19th century to carry slate from the Bryn Eglwys quarries near Abergynolwyn. (7/4/97)

railTelford Steam Railway: Telford, UK. Telford Steam Railway is located at Horsehay, Telford in Shropshire and is close to Ironbridge, birthplace of the industrial revolution. (12-22-03)

rail UK Heritage Railways: A guide to the entire heritage railway scene in the UK. (12-14-01)

railWelsh Highland Railway: 2ft gauge railway preserving the heritage of the Welsh Highland Railway and North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways. (11/22/98)

railWest Lancashire Light Railway: A short narrow gauge railway in North West England, with a large collection of industrial locomotives and stock including four working steam locomotives. (10/2/98)

railWest Somerset Railway: All about Britain's longest heritage railway running 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead in glorious West Somerset. Unofficial. (6/11/00)

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