Ze List

Here is the list of narrow gauge railways in Scotland that I’ve come across so far:

Constructed lines:
Ailsa Craig Granite Tramway

Alford Valley Railway

Almond Valley Railway

Auchencorth Moss Peat Railway

Aviemore Light Railway

Balvicar Slate Quarry Railway

Bedley Timber Company Railway

Belnahua Slate Tramway

Bishopton Ordnance Railway

British Aluminium, Foyers, Loch Ness

Campbeltown & Machrihanish Railway

Carnwath Peat Railway

Churchill Barriers Railway (Orkney)

Cladence Moss Peat Railway

Craigmuschat Quarry Tramway

Creca Moss Peat Railway

Cruden Bay Tramway

Culipool Quarry Railway

Dalmunzie House Hotel Railway

Dornoch Forest Railway

Duchal Moor Railway

Dundee Gas Works Railway

Easdale Slate Railway

Eastrigg MoD Railway

Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway

Ellanbeich Quarry Railway

Fara Military Depot Railway

Fidra Lighthouse Railway

Flannan Lighthouse Railways

Fordell Railway

Fort George Range Target Railway

Gardrum Moss Peat Railway

Glasgow Gas Works Railway

Glasgow Underground Railway

Glen Sannox Barytes Mine Tramway

Hagdale Quarry Railway

Hildesay Grainte Tramway

ICI Explosives Railway

Invertote Bay Lime Kiln Tramway

Iona Marble Quarry Tramway

Islay Tramway

Kerr’s Miniature Railway

Killoch Colliery Railway

Kinlochleven Railway

Kingsdale Quarry Railway

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

Letham Moss Peat Railway

Limmer & Trinidad Lake Asphalt Co. Railway

Lochaber Railway

Longannet Colliery Railway

Lyness Military Depot Railway

Lyness Quarry Railway

Lythes Quarry Railway

Middlemuir peat railway

Moodiesburn Peat Railway

Mull & West Highland Railway

Muckle Rysa Railway

Myers Burn Mine

Northside Quay Railway

Nutberry Moss Peat Railway

Ord Quarry Tramway

Papa Stronsay Fish Railway

Pitsligo Peat Railway

Port Mary Quarry Railway

Quoy Quarry Railway

Raasay Iron Ore Railway

Runnigall Military Depot Railway

Ryeflat Moss Peat Railway

Rothesay & Ettrick Bay Light Railway

Sanday Miniature Railway

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

Shetland Fish Railways

Skye Diatomite Railway

Skye Marble Railway

Solway Moss Peat Railway

Springfield Moss Peat Railway

Storr Lochs Hydroelectric Plant Tramway

Stornoway – Branahuie Railway

Stornoway Chemical Company Railway

Stornoway Waterworks Railway

Storr Lochs Hydroelectric Plant Railway

Strabathie Light Railway

Stromness Lighthouse Railway

Stromness Military Depot Railway

Sule Skerry Lighthouse Railway

Talisker Tramway Distillery

Tentsmuir Railway

Tiree Railway

The Witter Military Camp Railway

Toberonochy Quarry Railway

Tyndrum Gold Mine Railway

Whim Moss Peat Railway

Winchburgh Railway

Proposed lines:
Garve – Ullapool Railway

Hebridean Light Railway

Isle of Arran Railway

Isle of Skye Railway (HR Predecessor to the HLR)

Mull of Kintyre Railway

Orkney Railway – preserved line – more details required.


There are far more than I was expecting!! If anyone has details on them please leave a reply to this post, or use the contact form on the exhibition diary page.  Some, like the Campbeltown & Machrihanish, I know quite a lot about thanks to the many resources available nowadays, but the majority are so small that finding information will be hard.  Any help is much appreciated.

I am planning on updating them all with any information that I can come across, but that will, obviously, take quite a while!

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