W. W. & F. Railway Museum Links Page
Enjoy other sites that are dedicated to railroading, both narrow and standard gauge.
Maine Two-Foot Gauge Websites
Boothbay Railway Museum, located in Boothbay, Maine, is the home to WW&F Boxcar 312 and several other historic, preserved two-foot equipment and memorabilia. The Museum was the first such museum in Maine.
The Bridgton and Saco River Railroad, one of the five original Maine Two-Footers, ran from Bridgton Junction to Bridgton, and later to Harrison. This site is part of the Bridgton Historical Society.
The Kennebec Central lives on today as a rail trail, maintained by the Friends of the Old Narrow Gauge Trail.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum, located in Portland, Maine, is the home of many preserved Maine two-foot equipment.
The Monson Railroad currently has no official preservation organization dedicated to it. The railroad station in Monson is under private ownership.
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad Museum is just north of Phillips, and has quite a collection of SR&RL equipment.
Other Two-Foot Gauge Railroads (600 mm – 610 mm)
The Amberley Museum is a museum in Sussex, England, displaying how industrial technology affected the general populace. They have a two-foot gauge industrial railroad collection.
APPEVA Society – P’tit Train de la Haute Somme is a two-foot gauge French trench museum railroad.
The Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society preserves two-foot gauge railroading in Queensland, Australia.
The Bala Lake Railway (Rheilfordd Llyn Tegid) is built on an abandoned standard-gauge roadbed in Wales. The present line was opened in 1972.
The Beaver Brook Farm and Transportation Museum is found in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. They contain a two-foot gauge railroad and many other displays.
The Billerica & Bedford Railroad & Friends of Bedford Depot Park. The B&BRR was the first commercial 2-foot gauge railroad in North America. The roadbed later became the Lexington Branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad.
Brecon Mountain Railway, located in Southern Wales.
Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway Museum, located in Kent, England, started as a private hobby railroad but now is a fully operational railroad.
The Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad, located in St Marys, Pennsylvania.
The Chicago Tunnel Railroad Company ran an extensive electrified two-foot gauge underground freight railroad, underneath the city of Chicago. This is the Wikipedia page.
The Cripple Creek and Victor. A Colorado two-foot gauge museum and attraction on the roadbed of the old three-foot gauge Florence and Cripple Creek RR.
Dampf-Kleinbahn Muehlenstroth is a site in German about a German two-foot gauge line.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, an Indian two-footer and marvel of engineering. It could be considered the highest and steepest two-foot railroad in the world.
Death Valley Baby Gauge RR was a railroad serving two mines in Death Valley. They operated tourist service in the late 1950’s.
The Edaville Railroad. The Massachussetts tourist attraction, which closed in 1993, was reopened on Labor Day 1999.
The Feldbahn Railway, in Frankfurt, Germany, preserves and operates German 600mm gauge railway equipment.
The Ferrymead Railway, in Christchurch, New Zealand. This group is completing a loop of track in a local park, using equipment that formerly saw service in salt plants.
The Ffestiniog Railway, in Porthmadog Wales, is one of the grandfathers of the two-foot railroads in the world. This railroad was the inspiration for the Maine two-footers. This website includes both the Ffestiniog and the recently completed Welsh Highland Railways.
The Ffestiniog Railway Society exists to support the Ffestiniog Railway.
The Goose Creek Railroad, a private two-foot gauge railroad in Virginia.
The Lake Macquarie Light Railway is located in Toronto, NSW, Australia.
The Leighton Buzzard Railway is located in Bedfordshire, England. It was originally built in 1919 to transport sand.
The Light Railway Research Society of Australia has some really neat articles on Australia’s 1800 miles of two-foot gauge sugar cane railroads.
The Llanberis Lake Railway located in Llanberis, Wales.
The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, located in Devon, England, is being rebuilt after 50 years of abandonment.
The Perus-Pirapora Railway of Brazil, aka the EFPP, ran until 1983. The equipment remains in-situ. This site is in Portuguese.
Redwater Creek Steam & Heritage Society, a Tasmanian museum.
Risten – Lakviks JÃ¤rnvÃ¤g, A Swedish 2-foot railway museum.
Sandstone Heritage Trust in South Africa are working to preserve much of South Africa’s railroad heritage, including the two-foot gauge lines there.
Schinznacher Tree-Nursery Railway, a Swiss two-foot gauge railway.
Skansa JÃ¤rnvÃ¤g, in southeastern Sweden.
The South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society is England’s highest narrow gauge railroad. This was built on a section of abandoned standard-gauge roadbed.
The Teifi Valley Railway was built on the roadbed of the broad-gauge Carmarthen to Aberystwyth Railway. This is the Wikipedia page.
The Vale of Rheidol Railway in Aberystwyth, Wales.
Wales West RV Resort, a two-footer tribute to Welsh railways located in Alabama.
The Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway, in Tullah, Tasmania.
The Welsh Highlands Heritage Railway is maintaining the heritage portion of the original North West Narrow Gauge/Welsh Highland Railway.
The Welsh Highland Railway Society is the support society for the recently-completed Welsh Highland Railway, operating from Caernarfon to Porthmadoc, Wales, UK.
The West Lancashire Light Railway, located in West Lancashire, England.
Less-than Two-Foot Gauge Railroads
Brian Carter, in Australia, has an interesting two-foot gauge modelling page.
The Bure Valley Railway, a new 15″ gauge English railroad attraction.
The Fairbourne and Barmouth Steam Railway is a 12 1/4″ gauge miniature railway that hauls people 2 1/2 miles from a ferry to a resort in Wales.
The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway was one of England’s most extensive 15″ gauge railways (double-tracked), and even warranted armored trains during World War II. It survives today as a museum/tourist operation.
Greater-than Two-Foot Narrow Gauge Railroads
The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association has a 3-foot gauge railroad along with other old machinery in Kent, CT.
The Corris Railway was thought to be the oldest narrow gauge in Wales, built to the gauge 2’3″. Restoration efforts are proceeding to reopen this line.
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a three-foot gauge railroad, runs over the steep Cumbres Pass in southern Colorado. This page is maintained by the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec.
Durango and Silverton Railroad, a three-foot gauge railroad in southwestern Colorado that runs between the mining towns of Durango and Silverton.
East Broad Top Railroad, a three-foot gauge railroad museum in Pennsylvania, the oldest operating narrow gauge railroad east of the Mississippi.
The Georgetown Loop, a recreation of the famed three-foot gauge Georgetown Loop, west of Denver, CO.
Knott’s Berry Farm has a railroad with much equipment from the old Rio Grande Southern.
Midwest Central Railroad, a 3-foot gauge Museum line in Iowa with equipment from all over the country.
The Puffing Billy Railway in Australia is a preserved and restored 2’6″ narrow gauge railroad.
Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railway, located in California, operates a historic logging railroad and camp.
A Rio Grande Southern information site, with an interesting and informative map of its route. The RGS was a three-footer that ran from Durango to Ridgeway between 1890 and 1953.
Another RGS information site, with many more facts.
SABA – Le Petit Train du Bas Berry, a three foot gauge railroad located in France (the site’s in French).
The Sittingbourne and Kelmsley Light Railway is the remnant of a 2′ 6″ narrow gauge industrial line which was turned to tourist operation.
We’re inspired by the South Park Rail Society‘s efforts at Como, Colorado. They started with a few derelict buildings and now have a working rail yard, roundhouse with turntable, and an operational steam locomotive. Long live the Denver South Park & Pacific Railway!
St. Kitts Scenic Railway, a 30″ gauge former sugar railroad on the Carribean island of St. Kitts.
The Sumpter Valley Railway, a three foot gauge museum located in Oregon, rebuilding the timber- and ore-hauling Sumpter Valley Railway.
The Talyllyn Railway, in Wales, was built the unusual gauge of 2’3″.
The Tweetsie Railroad, a North Carolinian theme park, using equipment from the narrow gauge East Tennessee and Western North Carolina (ET&WNC) railroad. The Tweetsie has one of the finest mechanical shops in the country.
The Walhalla Goldfields Railway a 2’6″ preserved railway in Moe, Victoria, Australia.
The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway, a rebuilt 2′ 6″ gauge line in eastern Wales.
The White Pass & Yukon Railroad, the nation’s “most modern narrow gauge”, in Skagway, AK.
Standard Gauge Railroads
Amtrak, America’s passenger railroad.
A Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad history website.
Berkshire Scenic Railroad, in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.
The Boston & Maine Historical Society, preserving the history of New England’s B&M Railroad.
The Branford Electric Railway Museum, aka the Shore Line Trolley Museum, America’s oldest operating suburban trolley line.
Connecticut Electric Railway Association aka the Connecticut Trolley Museum located in East Windsor, CT.
Conway Scenic Railroad. Travel the famous and beautiful Crawford Notch by rail.
Downeast Scenic Rail, a group attempting to save the former Maine Central Washington County Branch.
The Downeaster, Amtrak’s Boston-to-Portland train.
Flying Yankee Restoration Group are restoring the B&M 6000, New England’s first streamlined passenger train.
Friends of the 470 are working to stabilize Maine Central engine #470, in Waterville Maine.
The Hobo Railroad located in Lincoln, New Hampshire; and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, located in Meridith, NH.
The Maine Eastern Railroad, a division of the Morristown & Erie RY in New Jersey, operates the coastal ex-Maine Central Rockland Branch.
The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway operates the former Bangor & Aroostook system, plus the former Canadian Pacific line through Maine.
Mt Washington Cog Railway, the first cog railway in the world.
Nevada Northern Railway, a railroad museum in Ely, Nevada.
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Pan Am Railways, (formerly Guilford Transportation) the operators of the former Boston & Maine, and Maine Central railroad systems.
Seashore Trolley Museum, home of many preserved and restored streetcars, and is the oldest trolley museum in the world.
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad runs again in Virginia City, Nevada, and is actually being rebuilt in its entirety. The V&T helped mine the Comstock Load, the richest silver mine in the world.
The White Mountain Central Railroad, better known as Clark’s Trading Post.
The Wilmington & Western Railroad, an excellent shortline located in Delaware.
Other Railroad-related Sites
The 470 Railroad Club operates New England railroad excursions and maintains a collection of historic equipment.
The Amherst Railway Society runs the yearly Springfield Train Show at the Big E Center in West Springfield. The Society distributes proceeds from the show to various museums and operations around New England.
Brookville Mining Equipment, manufacturer of mining and industrial locomotives, and builder of our Engine 51.
Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club, Inc maintains the track and right-of-way along the former Wolfeboro Railroad between Wolfeboro and Sanbornville, New Hampshire.
Crazy Barry’s Locomotive Page, run by Barry Moore, a fireman on NP #328 and Soo #1003.
Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec are working to preserve the C&T Scenic Railroad.
Friends of the East Broad Top are working to preserve the EBT Railroad.
Friends of Pleasure Island are working to remember the 1960s Pleasure Island amusement park in Wakefield, Mass. Our own #10 ran there for several years.
A History of the Transcontinental Railroad. (Suggested by Ms. Ward’s American History class)
Light Iron Digest, a magazine about narrow gauge industrial operations.
Maine Two Foot Quarterly, a magazine with information for modellers and followers of the Maine Two Footers.
The Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, in Massachussetts.
The Narrow Gauge Dead Goat Saloon discussion group.
Narrow Gauge Pleasure, a website with much information about England’s narrow gauge railways.
The Narrow Gauge Railway Society is an English narrow gauge interest group that now has a global membership.
NERail is a site with lots of photographs from New England and other parts of the US.
New York Railroad Enthusiasts, in (where else?) New York State.
Northeast Narrow Gauge sells narrow gauge model railroad kits out of Wiscasset, Maine.
Railfan & Railroad Magazine.
Railpictures.net contains many high-quality photographs of railroads all over the world, including the WW&F.
RailsNW, providing tours and excursions on various railroads throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Railways in the Far South, a fascinating web site about the railroads (many narrow gauge) found in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, in extreme South America.
Railway Preservation News posts news and articles about railroad sites from all over the country.
Railway Videos hosts videos from the WW&F Railway Museum.
Restoration Stories, a PBS-supported TV covering some of America’s restoration efforts – including the WW&F’s!.
SteamCentral.com posts steam-related news, plus other railroad material.
Train & Trooper, in Phillips, Maine, is a seller of model trains and a staunch supporter of Maine’s narrow gauge railroad museums.
Trainriders/Northeast was the driving force behind the return of passenger trains to Maine.
The Walker Transportation Collection has a collection of railroad and other transporation memorabilia.
A site with lots of interesting material about railroad-related subjects.
Yard Goat Images, a store selling railroad videos, including one with the WW&F.
Local Area Links
The Lincoln County News, a paper covering events all over Lincoln County. This paper has been around many years and reported on the original railroad’s happenings.
Maine Heritage Village, a home to some unique shops and information centers for several local attractions.
The Sheepscot River Inn is located on the banks of the Sheepscot River, just opposite Wiscasset, on Rt 1.
The Wiscasset Motor Lodge is just a few miles outside of Wiscasset on Rt 1.
LocalTownUSA, a directory of resources in local towns and neighborhoods.