This is a list of past and present rolling stock used on the Fairbourne Railway, a 121⁄4 in (311 mm) narrow gaugepreservedrailway line running for 2 miles (3.2 km) from Fairbourne on the Mid-Wales coast to Barmouth Ferry on a spit of sand in the Mawddach Esturay opposite the town of BarmouthWelsh: Abermaw. The line was opened as a horse-drawn tramway in 1895 to carry building materials for Fairbourne Village. Passenger carriages were introduced shortly afterwards to connect with the ferry to Barmouth. The line was converted to a 15 in (381 mm) steam railway in 1916 and became a successful tourist attraction. The line underwent another conversion in 1985. The track was relayed at 121⁄4 in (311 mm) gauge and new rolling stock was introduced.
Originally built as a double cabbed 15 inch gauge locomotive Sylvia, it was re-gauged and re-bodied in 1985 and carried the name Lilian Walter. A further rebuild to return the loco to double cabbed form was started in 2010.
The railway has a fleet of about 20 passenger carriages, most of which are wooden bodies examples originating from the Réseau Guerlédan railway in France. The standard livery is blue, although some examples still carry maroon or brown and cream however these liveries are gradually being phased out.
Between 1916 and 1985, the railway had a variety of steam and internal combustion locomotives from a variety of different manufacturers including Bassett Lowke and Guest Engineering. Following the re-gauging of the line in the 1980s, most of the 15 in (381 mm) gauge left the site and many have been restored and can be found working on other 15 inch lines round the world.
Bassett-Lowke improved "Little Giant" Class 20. The first locomotive to operate at Fairbourne. Apparently destroyed by fire at Southport in 1931, rebuilt and renamed Princess Elizabeth Now in the United States.
The first internal combustion locomotive to operate on the railway. Originally a standard Lister Railtruck it was rebuilt in the 1950s with an extended frame and additional 4 wheeled bogie (to a Bassett-Lowke design)to make it an 0-4-4. A futuristic bodywork was also fitted subsequently to protect the driver from the elements. It was sold in 1975
Tested on the Fairbourne Railway in the 1960s. Tracey Jo was styled on the Vale of Rheidol tank engines as a steam outline locomotive. Rebuilt into a 2-6-4 steam locomotive Wroxham Broad which can often be seen masquerading as Thomas the Tank Engine