Narrow Gauge Pleasure
Railways in South East England
The Basingstoke Canal Railway
This page describes the use of narrow gauge railway equipment in the restoration of the canal in the 1970s. Little if anything is left of the railway now but this rare example of narrow gauge technology used to solve transport problems in the latter part of the twentieth century is remembered here.
The Leighton Buzzard Railway
This railway, a preserved industrial line situated in the green fields of Bedfordshire, is well known for its varied collection of locomotives from around the world.
The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway runs across the flat expanse of Romney Marsh in Kent and links the towns of New Romney and Hythe. New Romney was once the terminus but early in its history the 15" gauge double tracks (sadly now single on this section) were extended across an enormous shingle bank to Dungeness where the narrow gauge station stands alongside a nuclear power station.
The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway is a 2'6" gauge industrial railway built for the paper industry. Since 1969 the line has been in preservation and serving as a passenger carrying railway run by enthusiasts.
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