Narrow-gauge railways in Austria

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Train of the Mariazellerbahn in Lower Austria

The first railway in Austria was the narrow-gauge line from Gmunden in the Salzkammergut to Budweis, now in the Czech Republic, this was 1,106 mm (3 ft 7 12 in) gauge. Some two dozen lines were built in 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) gauge, a few in 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge gauge. The first was the Steyrtalbahn. Others were built by provincial governments, some lines are still in common carrier use and a number of others are preservation projects. The tramway network in Innsbruck is also metre gauge; in Linz the rather unusual gauge of 900 mm (2 ft 11 716 in) is in use.

384 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge gauge; 88 km 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) gauge (2008) [1]

Metre-gauge railways[edit]

900mm gauge railways[edit]

760mm gauge railways[edit]

750mm gauge railway[edit]

600 mm (1 ft 11 58 in) railway lines[edit]

500 mm (19 34 in) railway lines[edit]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Organ, John (2003). Austrian Narrow Gauge: featuring steam in the Alps. Narrow Gauge Branch Lines series. Midhurst, West Sussex, UK: Middleton Press. ISBN 1904474047. 
  • Organ, John (2012). Northern Alpine Narrow Gauge: Interlaken to Puchberg. Narrow Gauge Branch Lines series. Midhurst, West Sussex, UK: Middleton Press. ISBN 9781908174376. 

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