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W elcome to, dedicated to the history of narrow gauge railroading in western North America. Our goal is to create a central hub for accurate data, history, imagery, and reference materials relevant to fans of narrow gauge railroading west of the Great Divide. We are proud to host a growing community of historians, curators, authors, artists and others who have been instrumental in what we call a "curated wiki" to collect and share this information with others. You will find an ever growing collection of histories and reference materials relating not only to narrow gauge railroading, but a broad assortment of material showcasing the 19th century.

Latest Blog Post.

“Glenbrook” Steam Up Celebration. Wed, 13 May 2015
On May 23rd the Nevada State Railroad Museum will be hosting a special event showcasing the first public steam even featuring Carson & Tahoem Lumber & Fluming #1 “Glenbrook”. Restoration of the “Glenbrook” back to an as-delivered 1875 appearance was a project spanning several decades involving careful research and hard work by NSRM volunteers. To celebrate the museum […] Read More...

Site Updates.


New Feature

A document (PDF/ODF) viewer based on open source code from Mozilla has been added to the site. Files hosted on our server will now open with a new viewer window.

New Sections.

The Los Angeles Municipal Cement Mill.
By Randy Hees.

Monolith Portland Cement Company.
By Randy Hees.

Italian Vineyard Company Railroad.
By Randy Hees.

New Map.

Monolith Portland Cement Company circa 1966, for Google Earth.
By Andrew Brandon.

Oahu Railway & Land Company for Google Earth.
By Andrew Brandon.

File Updates.

South Pacific Coast Track Status Timeline by John Hall. PDF icon 32.1 KB
A timeline of track life, including: construction, service dates and guage changes.