List of ridable miniature railways

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Not to be confused with Minimum gauge railway.
Emerson Zooline Railroad's Chance Rides C.P. Huntington train in Saint Louis Zoo, one of hundreds of exact copies of this ride model in locations worldwide.

A ridable miniature railway (USA: 'riding railroad' or grand scale railroad) is a ground-level, large scale model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives (powered by diesel or petrol engines, live steam engines or electric motors).

Overview[edit]

Typically miniature railways have a rail track gauge between 5 in (127 mm) and 18 in (457 mm), though both larger and smaller gauges are used.

These large model railroads are most often seen in urban parks or in commercial settings, such as amusement park rides.

The major distinction between a miniature railway and a narrow gauge railway is that miniature lines use models of full-sized prototypes. There are miniature railways that run on gauges as wide as the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge on the defunct Disneyland Viewliner, or as wide as the 2 ft (610 mm) gauge on the operating Wicksteed Park Railway. There are also narrow gauge railways running on extremely narrow track as small as 15 in (381 mm) gauge or less, for example the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Perrygrove Railway and the Eaton Hall Railway. These are known as minimum gauge railways.

Typically in the UK miniature lines are operated as public heritage railways, though many private lines also exist, especially in the USA.

At gauges of 5 in (127 mm) and less, the track is commonly raised above ground level. Flat cars are arranged with foot boards so that driver and passengers sit astride the track. The track is often multi-gauged, to accommodate 5 in (127 mm), 3 12 in (89 mm), and sometimes 2 12 in (64 mm) gauge locomotives.

Track can also be portable, even in gauges as large as 5 in. Typically portable track is used to demonstrate locomotives at temporary events such as fêtes and summer fairs.[1] Portable track can be either raised or ground level.

In Australia, most 5 inch gauge tracks are at ground level.

Australian societies are generally members of the Australian Association of Live Steamers, Ltd, which arranges Codes of Practice for Operations, Standards and Training, for the operation of miniature railways below 8 inch gauge through their subcommittee the Australian Live Steamers Safety Committee (ALSSC), and Boiler codes for the operation of miniature steam boilers through the Australian Miniature Boiler Safety Committee (AMBSC).

Miniature railways[edit]

Name Gauge Country Location Notes
Barton House Railway 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Wroxham, Norfolk
Canvey Railway and Model Engineering Club 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Canvey Island, Essex Raised Track dual gauge 3.5in and 5in
Crowborough Miniature Railway 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK East Sussex [2]
Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Oxford, Oxfordshire [3]
Leyland Society of Model Engineers 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Lancashire [4]
Maidstone Model Engineering Society 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent [5]
Malden and District Society of Model Engineers Ltd 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Surrey [6]
North London Society of Model Engineers (NLSME) 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Hertfordshire [7]
Ridgeway Park light railway 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Chingford, London
Spenborough Model & Experimental Engineers Ltd 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 5LL [8]
Tonbridge Model Engineering Society 3 12 in (89 mm) United Kingdom UK Kent
Kingston Miniature Railway 3 12 in (89 mm) Australia Australia Canberra, Australia [9]
S.A.S.M.E.E. Park 3 12 in (89 mm) Australia Australia Adelaide, Australia [10]
La Canada Valley Railroad 4 34 in (121 mm) United States USA Flintridge, California (located at the home of Disney animator Ollie Johnston) (influenced the design of Walt Disney's Carolwood Pacific Railroad) (defunct)
Canvey Railway and Model Engineering Club 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Canvey Island, Essex Raised Track dual gauge 3.5in and 5in
Coventry Model Engineering Society 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Running "Ryton Pool Miniature Railway. Also 3 12 in (89 mm) gauge"
Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Oxford, Oxfordshire Raised & ground level. [3]
East Grinstead Model Engineering Society 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK East Grinstead,West Sussex Portable ground level. [1]
Eaton Park Miniature Railway 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Norwich Two lines, one 3.5 and 5 inch gauge track, one mixed 5 and 7.25 inch gauge
Leyland Society of Model Engineers 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Lancashire [4]
Maidstone Model Engineering Society 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent [5]
Malden and District Society of Model Engineers Ltd 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK [6]
Mid Cheshire Society of Model Engineers 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Sandiway, Cheshire [11]
GEC Model Engineering Society (Running "GEC Miniature Railway" 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Also 3 12 in (89 mm) & 7 14 in (184 mm) gauges
Ribble Valley Live Steamers 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Clitheroe, Lancashire Also 2 12 in (64 mm) & 3 12 in (89 mm) gauges [12]
Ridgeway Park light railway 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Chingford, London
Spenborough Model & Experimental Engineers Ltd 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 5LL [8]
Kingston Miniature Railway 5 in (127 mm) Australia Australia Canberra [9]
Hawkes Bay Model Engineering Society 5 in (127 mm) New Zealand New Zealand Anderson Park, Napier 3 12 in (89 mm) and 5 in (127 mm)
Northern Districts Model Engineering Society 5 in (127 mm) Australia Australia Balcatta, Western Australia 2 12 in (64 mm), 3 12 in (89 mm), 5 in (127 mm) and 7 14 in (184 mm)
Portarlington Miniature Railway 5 in (127 mm) Australia Australia Victoria 5 in (127 mm) and 7 14 in (184 mm) [13]
S.A.S.M.E.E. Park 5 in (127 mm) Australia Australia Adelaide [14]
Stoomgroep West Zuiderpark 5 in (127 mm) Netherlands Netherlands The Hague 3 12 in (89 mm) and 5 in (127 mm) mixed raised oval.[15]
Swiss Vapeur Parc 5 in (127 mm) Switzerland Switzerland Le Bouveret Dual gauge: 7 14 in/​184 mm and 5 in/​127 mm.[16]
Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society 5 in (127 mm) Australia Australia West Ryde, New South Wales 5 in/​127 mm and 89 mm/​3 12 in and 64 mm/​2 12 in.[17]
Willans Hill Miniature Railway 5 in (127 mm) Australia Australia Wagga Wagga, NSW [18]
Wimbourne District Society of Model Engineers 5 in (127 mm) United Kingdom UK Dorset Ground level 5 in (127 mm) and a short raised level 3 1/2 in (89 mm) and 2 1/2 in (64 mm) track.
Abbeydale miniature railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Sheffield [19]
Acton Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Acton London Transport Museum Depot, London [20]
Millerbeck Light Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Opened in 1985 privately owned while opened to the public. [21]
Barking Park Light Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Re-opened Easter 2009. [22]
Barnards Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK
Barton House Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Wroxham, Norfolk
Beamish Cog Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Beamish Museum, Durham
Beer Heights Light Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Devon
Bekonscot Light Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Buckinghamshire [23]
Bentley Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK [24]
Bents Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Warrington (1982–88)[25]
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK South London (1951 - 1961 & 2003–Present)[26]
Brookside Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Poynton (1988–99)[25]
Canvey Railway and Model Engineering Club 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Canvey Island, Essex Ground level
Coate Water Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Swindon Combined 7 14 in/​184 mm and 5 in/​127 mm
Conwy Valley Railway Museum Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Wales
Cutteslowe Park 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Oxford, Oxfordshire [3]
Danson Park 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Bexleyheath 1946 to 1948[27]
Dobwalls Forest Railroad 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Cornwall closed
Dragon Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Marple, Greater Manchester [25]
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK East Sussex [28]
East Herts Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Great Amwell near Ware, Hertfordshire [29]
Echills Wood Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Kingsbury Water Park, Warwickshire [30]
Fancott Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Bedfordshire [31]
Foxfield Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Stoke-on-Trent [32]
Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK [33]
Great Cockcrow Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK [34]
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Chester [35]
Guildford Model Engineering Society 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Surrey [36]
Halton Miniature Railway Society 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Runcorn, Cheshire [37]
High Legh Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK High Legh Garden Centre, Cheshire [38]
Hollycombe Garden Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Iron Hill, Liphook, Hampshire [39]
Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Chadwell Heath [40]
Leyland Society of Model Engineers 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Lancashire [4]
Little Orchard Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Suffolk [41]
Little Western Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Newquay, Cornwall [42]
Malden and District Society of Model Engineers Ltd 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK [6]
Mid Cheshire Society of Model Engineers 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Sandiway, Cheshire [11]
Mizens Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Woking, Surrey [43]
Moors Valley Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Dorset [44]
Mortocombe Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Chilton, Oxfordshire [45]
Museum of Power 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Langford, Essex
National Railway Museum 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK York
Ness Islands Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Inverness, Scotland
North London Society of Model Engineers (NLSME) 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK [7]
Parkland Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Hemsby, Norfolk
Pinewood Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Wokingham, Berkshire Combined 7 14 in (184 mm) and 5 in (127 mm)[46]
Plowman's Railroad 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Dorset
Porterswick Junction Light Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Hidden Valley Discovery Park, Cornwall [47]
Pugneys Light Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Wakefield [48]
Ridgeway Park light railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Chingford, London
Roxbourne Park Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Eastcote, London
Saltwood Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Kent [49]
Spenborough Model & Experimental Engineers Ltd 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire [8]
Strand Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Gillingham, Kent [50]
Swanley New Barn Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Kent
Thornes Park Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Wellington Country Park Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Berkshire [51][52]
Welsh Highland Heritage Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Porthmadoc, Wales
Weston Park Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Shropshire [53]
Willen Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Milton Keynes
Willow Wood Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Stowupland, Suffolk
Wintringham 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK North Yorkshire used to transport harvested lavender, logs and passengers
Woodseaves Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Shropshire [54][55]
Wolds Way Lavender Narrow Gauge Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK
Altona Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Victoria 5 in/​127 mm and 7 14 in/​184 mm[56]
Campbelltown Miniature Passenger Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Victoria
Castedare Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Wilson, Western Australia
Cohunu Park Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Byford, Western Australia
Diamond Valley Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Eltham Victoria 7 14 in/​184 mm[57]
Kingston Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Canberra [9]
MVRail 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Morphett Vale Railway, Morphett vale, Weatsheaf Rd, South Australia [58]
Portarlington Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Victoria 5 in (127 mm) and 7 14 in (184 mm) [13]
S.A.S.M.E.E. Park 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Adelaide [14]
Willans Hill Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) United Kingdom UK Wagga Wagga, NSW [18]
Canterbury Society of Model and Experimental Engineers 7 14 in (184 mm) New Zealand New Zealand Christchurch host of 2006 CANMOD International Convention
Carolwood Pacific Railroad 7 14 in (184 mm) United States USA Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California located at the home of Walt Disney (influenced the design of the Disneyland Railroad) (defunct)
Finnish Railway Museum 7 14 in (184 mm) Finland Finland Hyvinkää
Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers 7 14 in (184 mm) Canada Canada Hamilton, Ontario [59]
Hungarian Railway Museum 7 14 in (184 mm) Hungary Hungary Budapest
John F. Kennedy Arboretum 7 14 in (184 mm) Republic of Ireland Ireland Wexford [60]
Kapiti Miniature Railway & Associates 7 14 in (184 mm) New Zealand New Zealand Raumati Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach 5 in/​127 mm and 7 14 in/​184 mm) dual gauge
Keirunga Park Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) New Zealand New Zealand Havelock North [61]
Lankelz Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) Luxembourg Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette, south-eastern Luxembourg [62]
Matsudayama Herb Garden 7 14 in (184 mm) Japan Japan Matsuda, Kanagawa includes 1/6 scale Romancecar (Odakyu 10000 series HiSE) replica[63]
Parkbahn Schmiden 7 14 in (184 mm) Germany Germany Fellbach
Pully 7 14 in (184 mm) Switzerland Switzerland [64]
Roundhouse Park Miniature Railway 7 14 in (184 mm) Canada Canada Toronto
Stainer Liliputbahn AG 7 14 in (184 mm) Switzerland Switzerland Stein am Rhein [65]
Stoomgroep Turnhout vzw 7 14 in (184 mm) Belgium Belgium Turnhout [66]
Stoomgroep West Zuiderpark 7 14 in (184 mm) Netherlands Netherlands The Hague A sizeable network in "Zuiderpark", a big city park[15]
Swiss Vapeur Parc 7 14 in (184 mm) Switzerland Switzerland Le Bouveret dual gauge: 7 14 in/​184 mm and 5 in/​127 mm[16]
Annetta Valley & Western Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Annetta, Texas [67]
Adobe Western Railway 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Phoenix, Arizona
Carillon Park Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio [68][69]
Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Crews Lake Wilderness Park, Shady Hills, Florida [70]
Great Lakes Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Royal Oak and Southgate, Michigan [71]
Hesston Steam Museum 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Hesston, Indiana [72]
Houston Area Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Hockley, Texas [73]
Illinois Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Chicago, Illinois [74]
Kitsap Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Port Orchard, Washington [75]
Lakes Park & Gulf Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers, Florida [76]
Largo Central Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Largo Central Park, Largo, Florida [77]
Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Los Angeles, California
North Georgia Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Conyers, Georgia [78]
Orange County Model Engineers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA [79]
Riverside Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Riverside, California [80]
Sacramento Valley Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA 7 12 in (190.5 mm) gauge and 4 14 in (108 mm) gauge[81]
Sagebrush Short Line Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Ridgecrest, California [82]
Scottsdale Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Scottsdale, Arizona
Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Railway 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Battle Creek, Michigan
Shady Dell Pacific 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Pacific Northwest Live Steamers, Molalla, Oregon [83]
Torrey Pacific Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Del Mar, California private/defunct owner died
Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, Florida [84]
Train Mountain Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Chiloquin, Oregon [85]
Triad Live Steamers 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Farmington and Harrisburg, North Carolina [86]
Wales West Light Railway 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Silverhill, Alabama [87]
White Creek Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA Michigan [88]
Willow Creek Railroad 7 12 in (190.5 mm) United States USA at Antique Powerland, Brooks, Oregon [89]
Assiniboine Valley Railway 7 12 in (190.5 mm) Canada Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba
Burnaby Central Railway 7 12 in (190.5 mm) Canada Canada Burnaby, British Columbia [90]
Iron Horse Park Airdrie 7 12 in (190.5 mm) Canada Canada Airdrie, Alberta
Mini train de marais 7 12 in (190.5 mm) France France Saint-Lô [91]
Paradise Valley Railway 7 12 in (190.5 mm) Canada Canada Powell River, British Columbia [92]
Brambridge Park Garden Centre 8 14 in (210 mm) United Kingdom UK Eastleigh, Hampshire
Faversham Miniature Railway 9 in (229 mm) United Kingdom UK Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent
Torry Hill Park 9 in (229 mm) United Kingdom UK Near Frinsted, Kent private miniature railway
Becker Farm Railroad 9 716 in (240 mm) United States USA Roseland, New Jersey defunct
Key Western Railroad 9 716 in (240 mm) United States USA Florida defunct
Barking Park Miniature Railway 9 12 in (241 mm) United Kingdom UK Barking, Essex Being relaid in 7 14 in (184 mm) gauge, re-opening Easter 2009.[22]
Danson Park 9 12 in (241 mm) United Kingdom UK Bexleyheath, Kent 1942 (Temporary line for Holidays at Home Exhibition)
Danson Park 9 12 in (241 mm) United Kingdom UK Bexleyheath, Kent 1949 to 1962 [27]
Downs Light Railway 9 12 in (241 mm) United Kingdom UK Colwall, Near Malvern, Worcestershire
East Ham Miniature Railway 9 12 in (241 mm) United Kingdom UK East Ham, London 1945 to 1949
Hall Leys Park 9 12 in (241 mm) United Kingdom UK Matlock, Derbyshire
Lakeshore Railroad 9 12 in (241 mm) United Kingdom UK South Marine Park, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Sidcup Miniature Railway 9 12 in (241 mm) United Kingdom UK Sidcup, Kent 1945 to 1951
Audley End Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex [93]
Beale Park 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Pangbourne, Berkshire [94]
Berkeley Light Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Gloucestershire [95]
Bickington Steam Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Trago Mills, Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon [96]
Brechin Castle Centre Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Haughmuir, Brechin, Scotland
Bressingham Gardens 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Norfolk
Brooklands Pleasure Park 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Worthing, Sussex
Cassiobury Park 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Watford, Hertfordshire
Chichester & District Society of Model Engineers 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Chichester, Sussex
Drayton Manor Park and Zoo 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Staffordshire
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Hampshire [97]
Egerton Park Sportsground 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Exmouth Express 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Exmouth, Devon
Ferry Meadows Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Nene Park, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Happy Mount Park 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Bare, Morecombe, Lancashire
Hastings Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Hastings, Sussex
Isle of Mull Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Mull, Scotland
Kerr's Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK West Links Park, Arbroath, Scotland
Kirkby Green Light Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Sleaford, Lincolnshire private with open days
Knebworth Park Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Hertfordshire
Manor Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Ingfield Manor, Billingshurst, Sussex
Mortocombe Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Chilton, Oxfordshire [45]
Newby Hall Miniature Railway North Yorkshire 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK
Paignton Zoo 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Paignton, Devon
Palmerston North Esplanade Scenic Railway Inc 10 14 in (260 mm) New Zealand New Zealand Palmerston North, Manawatu
Paradise Wildlife Park 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Pettit's Animal Adventure Park 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Reedham, Norfolk
Poole Park 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Poole, Dorset
Radwell Manor Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Radwell, Bedfordshire closed
Rio Grande Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Selby Road, Garforth, Leeds, UK [98]
Royal Victoria Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire [99]
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Rudyard, near Leek, Staffordshire [100]
Smokey Oak Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Woodland Park, Brokerswood, Westbury, Wiltshire
South Downs Light Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Pulborough, Sussex
Southsea Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Southsea, Hampshire closed 1989[101]
St. Anne's Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire
Stapleford Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Stapleford Park, Leicestershire Private but opens mid June and Aug BH each year[102]
Sutton Hall Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Rochford, Essex [103]
Vanstone Woodland Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Vanstone Park Garden Centre, Codicote, Hertfordshire [104]
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Wells Harbour Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk [105]
Wenatchee Riverfront Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United States USA Wenatchee, Washington [106]
Weymouth Bay Miniature Railway 10 14 in (260 mm) United Kingdom UK Lodmoor, Weymouth, Dorset
Anglesey Model Village 12 in (305 mm) United Kingdom UK Newborough
Argyle & Eastern Railroad at The Toy Train Barn 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Argyle, Wisconsin
Atchison & Western Railroad 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Atchison Rail Museum, Atchison, Kansas [107]
C&H Railroad 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Tecumseh, Kansas [108]
Casey's Silver Streak at Estes Park Ride-A-Kart 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Estes Park, Colorado
Emerald Hills Railway 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Emerald Hills, California [109]
Folsom Valley Railway 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Folsom, California [110]
Little Falls Railroad and Doll Museum 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Sparta, Wisconsin private
Midway Shortline Railroad 12 in (305 mm) United States USA S & S Shortline Railroad Park and Museum, Farmington, Utah
Rothwell Park Railroad 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Moberly, Missouri club/members only
Ruislip Lido Railway 12 in (305 mm)| Poco Loco Railroad 12 in (305 mm) United States USA LaPorte, Indiana
United Kingdom UK Greater London [111]
Sierra Rainier Railroad 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Orting, Washington defunct/closed. private/very few records exist!
Sonora Short Line Railway 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Tuolumne, California defunct/closed. private/very few records exist!
Wabash Frisco & Pacific Railway 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Missouri [112]
Zilker Zephyr 12 in (305 mm) United States USA Zilker Park, Austin, Texas
Exbury Gardens Steam Railway 12 14 in (311 mm) United Kingdom UK Beaulieu, Hampshire
Exmoor Steam Railway 12 14 in (311 mm) United Kingdom UK Bratton Fleming, Devon Closed to the public in 2001[113]
Fairbourne Railway 12 14 in (311 mm) United Kingdom UK Gwynedd, Wales
Hotham Park Miniature Railway 12 14 in (311 mm) United Kingdom UK Bognor Regis, West Sussex [114]
Littlehampton Miniature Railway 12 14 in (311 mm) United Kingdom UK Littlehampton, West Sussex [115]
Newchapel, Horne & Burstow Grand Junction Railway 12 14 in (311 mm) United Kingdom UK Horne, Horley, Surrey
Zoo Train, DierenPark Amersfoort 13 38 in (340 mm) Netherlands Netherlands
Adventure City Express Train 14 in (356 mm) United States USA Adventure City, Anaheim, California [116]
Hesston Steam Museum 14 in (356 mm) United States USA Hesston, Indiana [72]
Kiddieland Limited 14 in (356 mm) United States USA Kiddieland Amusement Park, Melrose Park, Illinois defunct
Riverside Express 14 in (356 mm) United States USA Castle Park, Riverside, California [117]
Bellevue Park Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Belfast, Northern Ireland
Blackpool Zoo Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Lancashire
Blenheim Park Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Oxfordshire
Brocklands Adventure Park 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Cornwall closed
Bure Valley Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Aylsham, England
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Lincolnshire
Combe Martin Wildlife Park 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Devon [118]
Conwy Valley Railway Museum 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Betws-y-Coed, North Wales
Craigtoun Miniature Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Craigtoun Park, St. Andrews
Evesham Vale Light Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Evesham Country Park, Twyford, Worcestershire [119]
Fairbourne Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Wales re-gauged
Gulliver's Land 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Milton Keynes
Gulliver's World 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Warrington, Cheshire
Haigh Hall Miniature Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Greater Manchester
Heatherslaw Light Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Northumberland
Kirklees Light Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire [120]
Knowsley Safari Park (The Lakeside Railway) 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Prescot, Merseyside
Lakeside Miniature Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Southport, Merseyside
Lappa Valley Steam Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Cornwall
Lightwater Valley Theme Park 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Ripon, North Yorkshire
Markeaton Park Light Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Derby [121]
Marwell Zoo 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Colden Common, Hampshire
Oakwood Theme Park 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Narberth, Pembrokeshire
Paradise Park 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Hayle, Cornwall
Paultons Park 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Ower, Romsey, Hampshire
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Cumbria
Rhiw Valley Light Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Manafon, Powys, Wales
Rhyl Miniature Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Clwyd, Wales
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Kent
Saltburn Miniature Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Cat Nab, Cleveland
Sand Hutton Miniature Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Yorkshire closed
Sherwood Forest Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Nottinghamshire
Waveney Valley Railway, Bressingham Gardens 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Norfolk
West Midlands Safari Park 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Worcestershire
Windmill Farm Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Burscough, Lancashire
Wildlife Park Cricket St Thomas 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Chard, Somerset
Wotton Light Railway 15 in (381 mm) United Kingdom UK Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire
American Heritage Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Illinois [122]
B.A.D. Great Northern Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA California
City Park 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Iowa City [123]
Gage Park Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas
Glenwood, South Park & Pacific Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA California [124]
Hillcrest & Wahtoke Steam Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Reedley, California [125]
Joshua Tree & Southern GSD 15 in (381 mm) United States USA California [126]
Laurel Run Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Pennsylvania [127]
Little Toot Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Illinois
Look Park 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Northampton, Massachusetts
Nickel Plate Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA California
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Ohio
Orland, Newville and Pacific Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA California
Paradise & Pacific Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Scottsdale, Arizona [128]
Phoenix & Holly Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Oregon [129]
Pint-Sized Pufferbelly 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Redwood Valley Railway 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Tilden Regional Park, California [130]
Riverside and Great Northern Railway 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Wisconsin
Riverview & Twin Lakes Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Wyoming
Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Pennsylvania
Safari Train 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sonoma TrainTown Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA California [131]
Tiny Town Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Colorado
Waterman & Western Railroad 15 in (381 mm) United States USA Illinois [132]
Bal Bahran Park Railway 15 in (381 mm) India India Delhi
Bear Creek Park Train 15 in (381 mm) Canada Canada British Columbia
Bush Mill Railway 15 in (381 mm) Australia Australia Port Arthur
Chemin de fer touristique d'Anse (fr) 15 in (381 mm) France France
Dalaas Waldbahn 15 in (381 mm) Austria Austria
Donauparkbahn 15 in (381 mm) Austria Austria Vienna
Dresden Park Railway 15 in (381 mm) Germany Germany
Driving Creek Railway 15 in (381 mm) New Zealand New Zealand
Killesberg Park Railway 15 in (381 mm) Germany Germany Stuttgart
Leipziger Parkeisenbahn 15 in (381 mm) Germany Germany Leipzig
Prater Liliputbahn 15 in (381 mm) Austria Austria Vienna
Sakuradani Light Railway 15 in (381 mm) Japan Japan
Shuzenji Romney Railway 15 in (381 mm) Japan Japan
Springbank Express 15 in (381 mm) Canada Canada London, Ontario [133]
Whangaparaoa Narrow Gauge Railway 15 in (381 mm) New Zealand New Zealand
Alamogordo/Alameda Park Narrow Gauge Railway 16 in (406 mm) United States USA The Toy Train Depot, Alamogordo, New Mexico
Balboa Park Miniature Railroad 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Balboa Park (San Diego), San Diego, California [134][135]
Cedar Rock Railroad 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Leander, Texas [136]
Chippewa Valley Railroad 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Carson Park (Eau Claire, Wisconsin), Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Lakeland Amusement Park 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Lakeland, Tennessee defunct
Little Florida Coast Line 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Sanford, Florida [137]
Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Fairview, Michigan [138]
Old Smokey Train 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania [139]
Pioneer Train 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania [140]
Salt Mine Express 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Strataca Salt Mine Adventure, Hutchinson, Kansas, 650 feet underground [141]
Smokey Joe Railroad 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association, Federalsburg, Maryland [142]
Travel Town Railroad 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Travel Town Museum, Los Angeles, California
Whiskey River Railway 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Little Amerricka, Marshall, Wisconsin
Island Park Railway 16 12 in (419 mm) Canada Canada Woodstock, New Brunswick [143]
Aotea Railway 18 in (457 mm) New Zealand New Zealand Aotea Lagoon, Porirua
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad 18 in (457 mm) United States USA Oak Meadows Park and Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California [144]
Collegeville and Southern Railway 18 in (457 mm) United States USA [145]
Heath Park Tramway 18 in (457 mm) United Kingdom UK Cardiff [146]
Meadows and Lake Kathleen Railroad 18 in (457 mm) United States USA [147]
National Railway Museum 18 in (457 mm) Australia Australia Port Adelaide, South Australia [148]
Semaphore & Fort Glanville Tourist Railway 18 in (457 mm) Australia Australia Semaphore, South Australia operated by the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
Sundown Adventure Land 18 in (457 mm) United Kingdom UK Retford, Nottinghamshire
Terrific Train 18 in (457 mm) United Kingdom UK New Metroland, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Venice Miniature Railway 18 in (457 mm) United States USA Venice Beach, California 1943–1968[149]
Griffith Park & Southern Railroad 18 12 in (470 mm) United States USA Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
Swanton Pacific Railroad 19 in (483 mm) United States USA Swanton Pacific Ranch, Swanton, California
Coronado Railroad 20 in (508 mm) United States USA San Diego, California
North Bay Railway 20 in (508 mm) United Kingdom UK Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Pleasure Beach Express 21 in (533 mm) United Kingdom UK Blackpool, Lancashire
Orient Express 1 ft 10 in (559 mm) United States USA Denver, Colorado
Little Puffer Miniature Steam Train 1 ft 10 in (559 mm) United States USA San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, California
Bayou Le Zoo Choo Choo 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Alexandria Zoological Park, Alexandria, Louisiana [150]
Bennett Brook Railway 2 ft (610 mm) Australia Australia Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia
Emerson Zooline Railroad 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri
Forest Park Miniature Railroad 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Fort Worth, Texas [151]
Kennedy Express 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Kennedy Park (Hayward, California), Hayward, California
Zoofari Express, Museum of Life and Science 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Durham, North Carolina
Oregon Pacific Railroad Oaks Amusement Park 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Portland, Oregon [152]
San Antonio Zoo Eagle 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas [153]
Tauber Family Railroad 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, Michigan donated by The Detroit News about 1931 and also supported by Chrysler Motors, zoo patrons and fares.[154]
Wicksteed Park Railway 2 ft (610 mm) United Kingdom UK Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire
Wildlife Express 2 ft (610 mm) Canada Canada BC Wildlife Park, Kamloops, British Columbia
Zoo Train 2 ft (610 mm) United States USA Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California
Calico and Odessa Railroad 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) United States USA Calico, San Bernardino County, California
Disneyland Viewliner 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) United States USA Disneyland, Anaheim, California defunct
Fort Wilderness Railroad 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) United States USA Lake Buena Vista, Florida defunct
Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) United States USA Disneyland, Anaheim, California defunct
Edaville Railroad 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) United States USA Carver, Massachusetts
Omaha Zoo Railroad 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) United States USA Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska
Washington Park & Zoo Railway 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) United States USA Washington Park (Portland, Oregon), Portland, Oregon
Bangor Memorial Park Train 16 in (406 mm) United States USA Bangor Memorial Park Bought in 1947 for about $12,000 from Allen Herschell Co., North Towanda, New York; restored in 1998. Powered by a 35 HP, four cylinder, air-cooled gasoline engine.[155]

| Alaska Live Steamers | 7 12 in (190.5 mm) | United States USA | Wasilla, Alaska | |-

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