My interest has been piqued by a little known Scottish line, the Ardkinglas Railway. Descriptions of this line are few and far between, but essentially it seems to have been a 2′ gauge line that ran around the Ardkinglas estate in Argyllshire. It was situated at the western end of Glen Kinglas and ran along the west side of Loch Fyne to an artificial loch known locally as the Caspian Sea.
There are virtually no details of the loco, although that operated there, although it is recorded as being steam powered, and having pulled both passenger and goods stock.
Perhaps the reason details are hazy is that the line was removed around the early 1900s and sold. Apparently the loco went for scrap, but remnants of its boiler could be seen on the beach at Tayvallich on Loch Sween into the 1950s.
If anyone has any more information on this little known line, do please leave a comment below.