Narrow gauge railways in Estonia

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Narrow gauge railway lines in Estonia. Narrow lines on the map represent the narrow gauge. Some lines (Tallinn–Pärnu–Mõisaküla and Lelle–Viljandi) were later replaced by the wide gauge.
Survived narrow gauge railway on Naissaar island.
Narrow gauge steam engine Kc4-100 in Tallinn.

All Estonian narrow gauge railways were built at the gauge of 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in).[1] Four museum lines and some industrial peat railways survive.



  • The Lavassaare railway museum houses a large collection of steam and diesel locomotives with a 2 km long 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) gauge railway. [2]
  • There is a museum with a 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) gauge, 500 m long line in Avinurme which houses one locomotive and a collection of wagons.
  • An underground museum with a short electric line is located in Kiviõli in the Northeast-Estonian industrial area.
  • A former military railway line with a 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) gauge is located on Naissaar island in the northern Estonia.


  1. ^ [1] The TU2 pages