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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.

Product Review: Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette DVD Archive.. Thu, 15 Oct 2015
The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette recently released their entire series of publications from 1975 to 2014 in a DVD set. This set also includes the complete run of Finelines (1964 – 1975) and Slim Gauge News (1970 – 1974). This adds up to: 239 GAZETTE issues, 57 FINELINES issues, 18 SLIM GAUGE NEWS […] Read More...

Site Updates.


New Sections.

Aerial Trolley Car Company / J.W. Fawkes Monorail.

Seattle Center Monorail.


State Harbor Belt Railroad.
By Dave Eggleston.

New Maps.

Pacific Coast Borax Company: Gerstley Mine Railroad. By Andrew Brandon.

Aerial Trolley Car Company / J.W. Fawkes Monorail. By Andrew Brandon.

Natomas Consolidated Company. By Andrew Brandon.

Updated Maps.

Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge, circa 1912 by Andrew Brandon.
20 Images Added.

U.S. Gypsum Company by Andrew Brandon.
Yard at Plaster City added.

Photographic Essays.

SPNG in California's Owens Valley: January 11, 1960 by Hart Corbett.

High Line: Climax to Leadville Operating Steam, April 3, 1962 by Hart Corbett.

Durango Yard, July 1960 by Hart Corbett.

Mayflower Mill Tramway, Silverton, August 21, 2011 by Hart Corbett.

New Files.

Nevada Central #1 Boiler Inspection Card, 1927. PDF icon 310KB

Eureka & Palisade Railroad: Correspondence regarding charges on less than carload transloading. Adobe PDF 387KB
California Public Utilities Commission Case No. 117: Documents. California State Archives.

Eureka & Palisade Railroad / Eureka - Nevada Railway Locomotive Roster. PDF icon 154KB
Compiled by Randy Hees.

ICC Valuation Map, Central Pacific Railroad, Northern Ry. V54, Sheet 14. PDF icon 4.8MB
National Archives, College Park Maryland.

ICC Valuation Map, Central Pacific Railroad, Northern Ry. V54, Sheet S14. PDF icon 4.5MB
National Archives, College Park Maryland.

Paint Reference Card.

Carson & Colorado Freight Equipment 1880 - 1900. PDF icon 522KB
By Andrew Brandon and Randy Hees.