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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.

The Slim Princess Reunion. Wed, 03 May 2017
The Carson & Colorado Railway and the Laws Railroad Museum are excited to announce the return of Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Locomotive #18 to the only remaining SP narrow gauge track for the “Slim Princess Reunion” September 22-24, 2017 at the Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop Ca. #18 will operate numerous trips over the track […] Read More...

Site Updates.



Apex Gold Mine by John Taubeneck.

Apex Gold Mine: Locomotive Roster by John Taubeneck.

New Articles.


Salt Lake, Sevier Valley & Pioche Railroad.


Helvetia Copper Company by Randy Hees.

Leland Lumber Company.


Waianae Sugar Company by Randy Hees.

Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company by Andrew Brandon.



Nevada County Narrow Gauge by Andrew Brandon.