Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway

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Coordinates: 51°59′20″N 1°55′44″W / 51.989°N 1.929°W / 51.989; -1.929

North Gloucestershire Railway
Justine2.jpg
Jung Locomotive Justine on shed
Locale England
Terminus Toddington
Commercial operations
Name North Gloucestershire Narrow Gauge Railway
Original gauge 2 ft (610 mm)
Preserved operations
Stations 2
Length 12 mile (0.80 km)
Preserved gauge 2 ft (610 mm)

The Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway (TNGR) is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge railway running alongside the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway at Toddington. It was built in 1985 when the Dowty Railway Preservation Society needed a new home for its collection of narrow-gauge rolling stock. The rail used on the railway was purchased from the Southend Pier Railway.

The railway was originally named the North Gloucestershire Railway, but in 2018 is officially called the Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway.[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Name Builder Type Works number Date built Notes Image
Chaka’s Kraal No. 6 Hunslet 0-4-2T 2075 1940 Built to an Avonside design, and supplied new to Chaka's Kraal Sugar Estates, Natal. The locomotive was purchased in 1981 by the North Gloucestershire Railway. Following restoration at Ashchurch and Toddington it was based at the South Tynedale Railway until 1999 when it returned to Toddington.
Justine Jung 0-4-0WT Withdrawn from service in March 2016 Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway (geograph 4463658).jpg
№ 1091 Brigadelok Henschel 0-8-0T Operational Narrow-gauge railway at Toddington (geograph 3480790).jpg
Tourska Fablok 0-6-0T Arrived Sept 2015. Operational
Hunslet 4wDH Operational
Ruston and Hornsby 4wDM Operational
Ruston and Hornsby 4wDM Operational
Lister 4wDM Operational
Motor Rail 4wPM Operational
Bryn Eglwys Motor Rail 4wDM This was originally a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge National Coal Board locomotive from Hem Heath colliery near Stoke-on-Trent.[2] It was purchased by the Talyllyn Railway in September 1997,[3] and was re-painted into standard Talyllyn livery during summer 2005. The locomotive was named after the Bryn Eglwys slate quarries. The loco was sold to the North Gloucestershire Railway,[4] in August 2014. Talyllyn Railway No 10 Bryn Eglwys - 2009-03-01.jpg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway". Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway. 
  2. ^ "Engineering Report". Talyllyn News (issue 175 (September 1997) ed.). p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Diesels and Other Self-propelled Vehicles". Talyllyn Railway. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Report of the Council for 2013". Talyllyn Railway. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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