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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.

Oahu’s Narrow-Gauge Navy Rail, a book review. Wed, 19 Nov 2014
I recently received a copy of a new book, Oahu’s Narrow-Gauge Navy Rail, authored by Jeff Livingston. This is one of the Arcadia Publishing “Images or Rail” books. Like other Arcadia books it is primarily a book of photographs. Unlike many other Arcadia books this is a very well researched and written work. Jeff has […] Read More...

Site Updates.


New Sections.

Santa Cruz Railroad by John Hall.

Dolly Varden Mines Railway by Walter Reid.

Data Columns.

Diamond & Caldor Railway.


Response to California Public Utilities Commission (Case No. 117). 0.34MB
Response to question about transshipment rates on less than carload freight.
Now available for download on the Colusa & Lake Railroad page.