Narrow-gauge railways in 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 1⁄2 in) gauge. Some two dozen lines were built in 760 mm (2 ft 5 15⁄16 in) gauge, a few in 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 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 7⁄16 in) is in use.
- Innsbrucker Mittelgebirgsbahn, 8,4 km and electrified.
- Lokalbahn Innsbruck–Hall in Tirol, 11,8 km, closed in 1974.
- Lokalbahn Vöcklamarkt–Attersee, 15,3 km and electrified.
- Lokalbahn Mödling–Hinterbrühl, 4,5 km, closed in 1932. It was the first electrified railway in Austria.
- Pöstlingbergbahn built at the gauge of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge, converted to 900 mm (2 ft 11 7⁄16 in) in 2009 and integrated in the Linz tram network.
- Schafbergbahn,a cog railway.
- Schneebergbahn, a cog railway.
- Straßenbahn Unterach–See, 3.258 km, closed in 1949.
900mm gauge railways
- The Florianerbahn is a museum tramway in Upper Austria.
- The Trams in Linz are electrified, operating at 600 V C, opened in 1913 and extended in 2009 when the Pöstlingbergbahn was integrated with the tramway after gauge conversion from metre gauge.
760mm gauge railways
- Feistritztalbahn in Steiermark, 42,2 km.
- Gurktalbahn in Kärnten, 28,8 km and was closed for regular traffic in 1974, now a 3,6 km heritage railway
- Höllentalbahn, today a 5 km heritage railway, originally called Lokalbahn Payerbach–Hirschwang and 6 km long
- Klammbachwaldbahn, a forest railway in the forests northeast of Achenkirch, closed in 1960.
- Lokalbahn Ober-Grafendorf–Gresten in Lower Austria
- Lokalbahn Mixnitz–Sankt Erhard in Steiermark, 10,7 km, electrified
- Mariazellerbahn, an 85-km-long electrically operated railway.
- Pinzgauer Lokalbahn
- Salzkammergut-Lokalbahn, closed and partially revived as the SKGLB Museum
- Stainzerbahn in Steiermark, 11,3 km.
- Taurachbahn, a museum railway.
- Thörlerbahn, now dismantled.
- Tschagguns–Partenen railway, converted to standard gauge in 1961
- Vellachtalbahn in Kärnten, 17,5 km
- Waldbahn Deutschlandsberg in Steiermark, 9,9 km, closed in 1959
- Waldbahn Reichraming, 38,3 km, closed in 1971.
- Waldviertler Schmalspurbahnen in Lower Austria, 82 km.
- Ybbs Straßenbahn, 2,943 km, closed in 1953.
750mm gauge railway
- Dienstbahn der Internationalen Rheinregulierung, 25 km. Common freight carrier and partly a heritage railway
600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) railway lines
- Feistritzwaldbahn; 22 km, defunct
- Kleinbahn Neusiedl am See; 1.5 km, defunct
- Museumsfeldbahn Großgmain; 1.7 km, operating
- Reißeck-Höhenbahn, 3.3 km, operating
- Schwertberger Kaolinzug; 3.8 km, defunct
- Waldbahn Haselbach; 2.5 km, defunct
- Waldbahn Naßwald; 2 km, a defunct heritage railway
500 mm (19 3⁄4 in) railway lines
- 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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