Narrow Gauge Railways in The United Kingdom - Significant Lines

Significant Lines

Amongst the most well-known narrow gauge lines in Britain are the Ffestiniog - now the oldest independent railway company in the world - the Vale of Rheidol, and the Welshpool & Llanfair in Wales, and the Lynton & Barnstaple in England. Unique amongst British railways is the rack-and-pinion Snowdon Mountain Railway which climbs to just below the summit of Wales' highest peak.

The 3 ft (914 mm) gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway operates as a tourist attraction. Also on the Isle of Man is the 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge Snaefell Mountain Railway which climbs the island's main peak and is the sole operating Fell system railway in the world.

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