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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.

Southern Pacific #18 Under Steam. Mon, 17 Oct 2016
On Saturday October 15th Southern Pacific #18 moved again on her own for the first time in 62 years. This comes after six years of hard work performed by the volunteers of the Carson & Colorado Railway. The Carson & Colorado Railway group has posted a pair of video of the locomotive under steam on […] Read More...

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New Articles.


A. M. Leech Lumber Company by Randy Hees.


Natomas Consolidated Company by Andrew Brandon.

Pacific Coast Borax: Lila C. Tramway by Randy Hees.

Willamette Bridge Railway by Randy Hees.



Johnson - Pollock Lumber Company by Andrew Brandon.


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Portland, Mt. Tabor & Eastern Railway by Randy Hees.


New Article.

Yeon & Pelton Company by Greg Maxwell.


New Articles.

Brookings Lumber & Box Company by Randy Hees.

Oswego Iron Company / Oregon Iron and Steel Company by Greg Maxwell.

Las Casitas Railway.