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Abkhazia

The railways was not established until 1940, the line entered Abkhazia by the Inguri River Bridge and continued to the Capital City of Sukhumi. The network (220 km, 1520mm gauge) was completed in 2 years with branch from Ochamchira to Tkvarcheli and from Sukhumi to connections in Soviet Union.

The Inguri River Bridge was destroyed in 1990, leaving the railway network with considerable damage. When Russia border was closed, the Abkhazian Railway was closed, however Soviet Union tackage was restored in 2002 with daily passenger services to Moscow. However the last "local" Abkhazian Railways Passenger Service was discontinued in 2007. Soviet Union Restoration of the Abkhazian Railways Passenger Service is being proposed to reconnect with Georgia.

Novy Afon Metro opened in 1975 and remains an important "Major Abkhazian Tourist Attraction, (1.3km, 900 mm gauge) underground railway thought cave complex in the Iverskaya Mountains.

  • Abkhazian Railways
  • Novy Afon

  • Abkhazian Railways managed by Russia
  • Abandoned Railways of Abkhazia Photo Review
  • Abkhazia Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map
  • Template Railway Map



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    Afghanistan

    Afghanistan having at one time been seen as a potential overland route between Europe and India via Russia. Termez in Uzbekistan is just 250 miles (400km) from Landi Kotal in Pakistan, near the Khyber Pass were rail served by the 20th century. The proposed line would pass through the Afghan capital of city Kabul. Some major engineering was required, including a long tunnel under the Hindu Kush.

    Afghanistan during the 19th century was volatile with internal unrest and open warfare with British India. During 1920s, Afghanistan became stable, however under communist government Russia unsympathetic to railway traffic between countries. However Afghan government did commission some work to be done on a proposed railway system that was actually built was a 7km, steam hauled, that operated between Kabul and Darulaman. The locomotives are at the Kabul Museum.

    A narrow-gauge railway was iconstructed in the 1950, but no further railway construction until Soviet occupation. In 1980 two rail lines were built, constructing a 1520mm gauge, to connect Afghanistan with the Soviet Union. Both lines crossed the Amu Darya River into Afghanistan, but in 2001 the Friendship Bridge at Hairatan was reopened..

    Afghan Railway System consists of just 0.8km of 1520mm gauge track at the Hairatan railhead. However, Railway Construction has commenced on a 75km extension as part of the nation's reconstruction to the City of Mazar-i-Sharif in 2010.

  • Uzbekistan Railways
  • Railways in Afghanistan

  • Friendship Bridge
  • Afghanistan Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Maps


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    Ajara

    Ajara Railway began constructed in 1883 to the 1520mm gauge under the Russian Empire Engineering.

    In 2004 the railway trackage was destroyed by Ajaran Government, who feared an invasion by Georgian troops. Subsequently restored, although the capital station has been relocated outside the city centre.

    Rail Service with Georgia, Batumi is by "Railway Ferries Services" across the Black Sea from Rumania. The Port of Batumi has installed European Tackage (1435mm gauge) stimulate rail traffic.

    Proposed construction of rail line to Turkey is being planned, however the terrain provide technological challenges and funding the project.

  • Georgia Railway

  • Batumi
  • Tourist Information
  • English Tourist Information
  • Map



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    Albania

    Historically narrow gauge military and industrial railways where constructed in Albania in the 20th century (None remains operational).

    After Second World War the network suffered extensive degradation during internal unrest and poor economy, however repairs and new construction is being undertaken.

    Freight and Passenger Services are connected with Europe. The Albanian Railway Network operated by the Albanian State Railway Company which also provides services to Montenegro.



  • Albaniani Railways

  • Albania Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    United Kingdom of Alderney
    Great Britain: England, Wales, Scotland
    Northern Ireland

    Historially the railways in Northern Ireland held witin scope of theRepublic of Ireland. Railways are built to the 5ft-3in (1600mm) gauge.

    Northern Ireland Railways remain in state control, inwhich the infrastructure has not been separated from the operating company.

  • Northern Ireland Railways
  • NI Railways
  • Adelaide Railway Station
  • Northern Ireland Transportation

  • Belfast and County Down Miniature Railway
    7.5in (184mm) gauge.
    1 mile (1.5km) in length.
    Society's own petrol driven locomotive
    Frequent visiting locomotives with steam, diesel, petrol or battery electric power.


  • Downpatrick and County Down Railway
    Downpatrick to Inch Abbey.
    1.5 mile(2.5 km).
    Irish standard gauge (1600mm).
    Extension proposed from Downpatrick to Ballydugan.
    Steam and diesel hauled.

  • Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Railway
    Narrow gauge steam railway.
    2 miles (3.2km) in length.

  • Peatlands Park
    Derryhubbert near Dungannon.
    1 mile (1.5km).
    Diesel hauled.
    Narrow gauge railway.
    Restored for passenger services.

  • Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
    Steam trains
    Main lines services on Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


  • Isle of Man Railway
  • Transportation
  • Rail Timetables
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map

  • Douglas Horse Tramway
    Pier Head to Derby Castle for the Manx Electric Railway.
    1.5 miles (2.8 km).
    3 ft (914 mm)gauge.
    Horse drawn.

  • Isle of Man Steam Railway
    Douglas to Port Erin.
    15.5 miles (25 km).
    3 ft (914 mm) gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Groudle Glen Railway
    Lhen Coan to Sea Lion Rocks.
    1 mile (1.2 km).
    2 ft (610 mm) gauge.
    Steam, diesel and battery electric hauled.

  • Manx Electric Railway
    Derby Castle, Douglas to Ramsey.
    17.5 miles (28 km).
    Connecting at Derby Castle with Douglas Horse Tramway
    Connecting at Laxey with Snaefell Mountain Railway.
    3 ft (914 mm) gauge.
    Electric trams.

  • Snaefell Mountain Railway
    Laxey (for Manx Electric Railway) to Snaefell Summit.
    Levation 1820 ft (555 m).
    distance of 4.5 miles (7.3=20km).
    3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge electric trams. Overhead wires and central third rail.
    Duel Power for extra braking force on steep sections, known as the Fell system.

  • Great Laxey Mine Railway
    Laxey.
    Former mining railway.
    Restored for passengers.
    400 yards (365 m) inlength, including a 77 yard (70 m) tunnel.
    Only railway tunnel on the Isle of Man.
    19 in (482 mm)gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Orchid Line
    Miniature railways.

  • Curraghs Wildlife Park
    Near Ballaugh.
    1 mile (1 km) in length.
    Steam and diesel hauled.
  • Manx station names



    Channel Islands
    Jersey

    Jersey Railway opened in 1870 as a standard gauge line from the Capital City St Helier, to St Aubin. Another company began construction on a 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge from St Aubin to La Moye, (bankruptcy failed to completed) later amalgamated with the original rail line. Converted to 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge to provided a service route from St Helier to La Moye,and extended to Corbire, a distance of 8.5 miles (13.7km). (Closed in 1926)

    The Jersey Eastern Railway, Began Operations in 1873 between St Helier and Grouville, later extended to Gorey, closed in 1929.

    During World War II, German occupational forces constructed 600mm and metre gauge railways for military purposes. These military lines were dismantled after the liberation.

    The Jersey Eastern Railway Terminus Hotel and some station are still utilized. Trackbeds coverted to trails and original railway equipment has been preserved in museums.

  • Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum
    Museum Passenger Railway.
    Standard gauge.
    Steam Hauled.

  • National Park
  • Transportation
  • Jersey Railway
  • Railway
  • Travel Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map
    Guernsey

    A standard gauge steam tramway opened in 1879 between St Peter Port and St Stephens, a distance of about 2=C2=BE miles (4.4 km). The line was electrified in 1892, to become one the first electric street tramways in the British Isles. The line closed in 1934 and few traces remain today.

    CIA World Factbook
    Lists as existing railway system for Guernsey, actually refering to the Railway of Alderney.


    Alderney

    The British Admiralty contructed a 2 mile (3.2 km) railway for harbour construction, now operating as a tourist railway. Mannez Quarry station has a miniature railway.

  • Alderney Railway
  • Alderney Travel Information
  • Alderney Transportation
  • Alderney Travel Information


    Sark and the smaller islands

    No Railways


    Bermuda

    Today no railways exists on the island, however historically there was once a standard gauge railway that operated for 22 miles (35km) from Somerset to St George, which was converted to trails. The Astor family's estate at Ferry Reach constructed an 18 inch (457mm) gauge private railway, with station on the Bermuda Railway.

  • Bermuda Transportation
  • Bermuda Railway
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map



  • Transportation
  • Railway Transportation/B>
  • Travel Information
  • Railway Stations
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Algeria

    Algeria has an extensive network of standard and narrow gauge rail lines, mostly dating from the French colonial period. After decades of neglect and decline, much of the network has now been brought back into use, including the international links (at present for freight only) with Morocco and Tunisia. Several new lines are under construction of proposed.



  • SNTF National Company For Rail Transport.
  • SNCF French Railway Services Main line network under construction.
  • SNS
    Steel Company Railway.
    Operates iron ore trains.
  • Algiers
    Proposed metro and trams.
  • Algeria Light Rail
  • Algiers-Oran Railway
    Stories of everyday Algerians.

  • National Company For Rail Transport
  • Algeria Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Andorra
    No Railways

    Bus connections are provided to French L'Hospitalet Près L'Andorre and La Tour De Carol Railway Stations. Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français stations are served by local trains and by an overnight through service.

  • SNCF
    French National Railways.
    Nationale des Chemins de fer Français.

  • Andorra Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map


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    Angola

    Under British Rule, British Railways in Angola were built to 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge rail,however the orginal Moçâmedes Railway was built to 600mm gauge, but converted to 1067mm in 1950.

    In 1929 the Benguela Railway openned international rail connection from Lobito to the Belgian Congo/Democratic Republic of the Congo. Then in 1931, the railway was connected through the Belgian Congo with Northern Rhodesia/Zambia.

    The railways were devastated during three decades of civil war, since then, in 2002 reconstruction is in progress.

  • CFB Benguela Railway
    Lobito to Munhango
    750km-1289km to Luau border of DR Congo.
    Further Reconstruction to be completed in 2011.

  • CFL Luanda Railway
    Luanda to Malanje
    424km.
    55km branch from Zenza to Dondo.
    135 km from Luanda.

  • CFN Namibe (Moçâmedes) Railway
    Commuter services out of Namibe.
    Freight over longer distances.
    Network consists from Namibe to Menongue
    Branches to Chiange and Chamutete.
    903km, with 500km in service.
    Futher Reconstruction to be completed in 2012.
    Proposal for a branch to Chamutete and the Namibian border at Oshikango, connect with Namibian Railways.

  • Angola Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Antarctica

    Antarctica treaty of 1959 suspended all claimed territorial rights.

    Dumont d'Urville

    The British Antarctic Surveyor David Rootes suggested that survey team use a narrow gauge "Jetty Railway" to bring equipment ashore. The Narrow Gauge Jetty Railway is the only recorded southerly railway on the Antarctic continent.

    South Orkney Islands

    In 1960 the British Antarctic Survey constructed a narrow gauge railway on Signy Island, for the movement of heavy equipment on shore.

    South Shetland Islands

    A "Hand Operated Railway Network" on Deception Island was operational from 1912 to 1931 by The Hector Whaling Station. In the 1960 the Whaling Station was buried by a volcanic eruption, However in 2003 railway tracks were revealed by changing weather conditions.

  • Antarctica Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Antigua and Barbuda

    The Island of Antigua Railway was operational from 1903-1971 with a network of (2ft 6in (762mm) gauge rail), 80km serving the sugar cane industry.

    The" Joan" steam locomotives,in Wales, undergoing restoration.

  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway


  • Antigua and Barbuda Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map


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    Arabia

    Arabian Peninsula Railway "Hejaz Railway" was 1050mm gauge from Damascus to Medina, with construction started in 1900. In 1908 the railway reached Al Madinah/Medina X and was to continue to Makkah/Mecca, but was never constructed.

    The southern section of the railway was largely destroyed during the First World War, including Arab tribesmen railway distruction led by T E Lawrence/Lawrence of Arabia. The line south of what was to become the Jordanian border never reopened, becoming a dereliction track, locomotives and rolling stock are preserved as tourist attractions.

    In 1951 the Saudi Railway System began with 570km standard gauge (1435mm) line between Capital City of Riyadh and the Port of Dammam, opened. In 1985, a branch line wa opened to route between Riyadh and intermediate station btween Haffouf.

    Saudi Railway Passenger Services offers comfortable air-conditioned coaches, with dining facilities.

  • Saudi Railway Organization
  • Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project
  • Riyadh

  • Saudi Arabia Railways Organization
  • Argentina Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Argentina

    The first railway in Argentina opened in 1857, between El Parque and La Floresta, both places today being within the City of Buenos Aires. The Argentina Railway was built to Iberian (1676mm) gauge which was used extensively on the central plains of Argentina. 1435mm gauge gauge was used in the mountainous north,including a network east of the Paraná River. Railway development in South was limited to a few isolated narrow gauge.

    Argentina Railway Services remains extensive with freight and passenger services. Historical international railway connections were developed with neighbouring countries, although some are now out of service.

    International connection, is over the Uruguay River Bridge to Uruguiana, Brazil.




    Long Distance Passenger Operators

  • Ferrobaires State Owned Passenger Services in Buenos Aires province.
  • Ferrocentral Passenger Services between Buenos Aires-Tucumán-Buenos Aires-Córdoba.
  • TBA
    Passenger Services in Buenos Aires province
  • Trenes del Litoral
    Passenger services between Buenos Aires-Posadas, border town with Paraguay


    Suburban Passenger Operators

  • Ferrovias
  • UGOFE
  • Tren de la Costa
    Electric Railway Service.
    Along the Rio de la Plata.

  • High Sppeed Rail
  • Servicios Ferroviarios del Chaco
    Chaco Railway Services.


    Local & Tourist Passenger Operators

  • Tren a las Nubes
    (Train to the Clouds).
    Salta to La Polvorilla Viaduct
    217km reaching a height of over 4200m above sea level.
    Round trip takes 16 hours.
    Dining Services, brakfast and lunch being included in the fare.
    Operates three days a week.

  • Tren Patagónico
    Between Viedma-Bariloche in Rio Negro Province.
    Steam hauled.

  • Viejo Expreso Patagónico
    Old Patagonian Express in Chubut province.
    El Maitén to Esquel.
    330km, 750mm gauge.
    Day excursions trains.
    Steam hauled.

  • Iguazù National Park
    Narrow Gauge Railway.
    3.6km in length with a LPG powered train.
    Tren Ecológico de la Selva/Ecological Train of the Jungle.
    Passenger Services from the central parking to the various forest trails.


    Freight Operators

  • ALL
    Main line freight Service in Argentina and Brazil

  • FerroExpreso Pampeano
    Main line freight services.

  • Ferrosur Roca
    Main line freight services.

  • NCA
    Main line freight services.

  • Minera Alumbrera
    Private freight services.
    Operated by NCA.
    Copper ore from Tucumán to Puerto Alumbrera.

  • Vale Mining Consortium
    756km network.
    Formerly part of Ferrosur Roca.
    Route from Zapala, Neuquén to General Cerri, BA


    Metros And Trams
    Buenos Aires

  • Metro and trams
  • Heritage Trams
  • Córdoba Metro
  • Metrotranvía of Mendoza
  • Valle Hermoso
    Miniature electric tourist tram.


    The Deep South

  • Yacimientos Carboniferos Fiscales
    Formerly RFIRT.
    750mm gauge line, some 250km in length.
    Began Service in 1950.
    connecting Rio Turbio Coal Mines with the Port of Rio Gallegos.
    Freight services only.
    Proposal to introduce tourist passenger service.


    The End of the World Train

    The Argentine government decided to construct a prison at Ushuaia, at the southern extremity of Tierra del Fuego. A xilorail/wooden railway was contructed using oxen to haul wagons, then in 1909, a Steam Railway was build with 600mm gauge rail.

    The railway brought supplies to the prison from the wharf, including building materials over its network. The prison closed in 1947,following closure of the railway in 1952.

    In 1994, the steam railway was reopened as a tourist railway from the town of Ushuaia, into the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

  • Argentina Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Armenia

    Armenian Railways was establishes at Ste Administrated Railway which wa built on 1520mm gauge network. In 2008 Armenian Railways were privatised under "South Caucasian Railway", a subsidiary of Russian Railways.

    The South Caucasian Railway consisted of 736 km route, including 110km of unusable trackage do to a landslide. The Railway has the staus of being an International Railay with Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey connecting services. However the Azerbaijan and Turkey International Services are closed untill further notice.

  • Armenian Railway South Caucasian Railway.
  • Yerevan Metro

  • Armenia Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Australia

    The first railway in Australia opened in 1855 between Sydney and Parramatta, a distance of 14 miles (22.5km). It was built to standard gauge (1435mm), as were most subsequent railways in New South Wales. However, because of the nature of Australia at that time, with isolated communities along the coast seeing little need of communication between them, standardization throughout the nation was not seen as essential and a variety of gauges sprang up elsewhere. 3ft 6in (1067mm) was quite commonly used, while the state of Victoria opted for a gauge of 5ft 3in (1600mm). When the famous Transcontinental Railway first opened in 1917, no fewer than 8 changes of gauge were required for a journey from Brisbane to Perth.

    Most modern development has been to standard gauge, and a few of the older lines have been regauged to this. A noteworthy opening of the 21st century is the Ghan line connecting Adelaide and Darwin. This is essentially an entirely new line, although much of its southern section follows the route of a former 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge line which ran as far as Alice Springs in the very heart of the country. Passenger trains first reached Darwin from the south in 2004.


    Long Haul and Suburban Railways


  • Queensland Rail
    Queensland Services.

  • V/Line
    Victoria Services.

  • RailCorp
    major operator in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, including:
    - CountryLink
    Long distance services.
    - CityRail
    Local and suburban services in the Sydney and Newcastle.

  • Transwa
    Long distance services in Western Australia

  • Transperth
    Perth local services.

  • New MetroRail
    Responsible for building extensions to the Transperth network.
  • Metro Trains
    Melbourne.
    Local services in the Melbourne.

  • Genesee & Wyoming Australia
    Leases and services in the Adelaide.
    Ghan to Darwin.
    Operates other long haul freight services.

  • Pacific National
    Freight Service in Queensland and Tasmania.

  • Westnet Rail

    Dedicated freight railways


  • Pilbara Railway
  • Newman Railway
  • Yarrie Railway
    Extensive networks in northern part of Western Australia.
    Transport of iron ore from mines to coastal ports.
    2010 part of a joint venture between BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Iron Ore.


    Urban trains and trams


  • Adelaide
    Local trains and trams.
  • Gold Coast
    Proposed tram system.
  • Melbourne
    Trams.
  • Sydney
    Trams and monorail

  • Bendigo
    Historic trams.


    Luxury Cruise Trains


  • Great Southern Railway
    Indian Pacific-Sydney to Perth.
    Ghan-Adelaide to Darwin.
    Overland-Adelaide to Melbourne.

  • Rail Australia
    Luxury cruise trains.
    Other long distance services.


    Tourist Railways and Tramways
  • The Australian Railway Historical Society
    Heritage museum railcars.
    Canberra to Fyshwick.
    Steam or diesel hauled.
    Trains to Bungendore and Tarago in New South Wales.

  • Cockatoo Run
    Diesel hauled.
    Heritage tourist train.
    Sydney to Wollongong Via Robinson to Moss Vale.

  • Cooma Monara Railway
    Tourist heritage railcars.
    Cooma and Chakola (19km).

  • Glenreagh Mountain Railway
    tourist Operation.
    steam trains.
    Extension proposed to Ulong (35km).

  • Katoomba Scenic Railway
    Blue Mountains.
    Descends 415m.
    Cliff tunnel into rain forest.

  • Lachlan Valley Railway
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Heritage railcars operating.

  • Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park
    State Mine Colliery Branch.

  • Richmond Vale Railway Museum
    Museum grounds.
    Steam or diesel hauled.

  • Zig Zag Railway
    Inclined Tourist Railway.
    Adhesion, with switchbacks.

  • Sydney Tramway Museum
    Historical preserved trams

  • Valley Heights Steam Tramway
    Carriages hauled by steam tramway.
    Locomotives at the Loco Depot Heritage Museum.

  • The Mountain Devil
    Steepest inclined railway in the world.
    Drop of 415m.

    Northern Territory
    Railway Transportation     Travel Information

    No tourist railway operations in Northern Territory. Tourist trains did operated on a 30km section of the 3ft 6in (1067mm) Old Ghan route from Alice Springs to Ewaninga, stopped in 2001. Proposals to revive.

  • Bally Hooley Steam Railway
    Port Douglas.
    Marina to St Crispin's station.
    4km, 600mm gauge.
    Steam hauled.
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
    Cairns to Kuranda via the Barron Valley.
    75km.

  • Mary Valley Heritage Railway
    Steam hauled.
    Tourist Railway.
    Gympie and Imbil.

  • Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway
    3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway in Ipswich.
    Swanbank to Bundamba.
    Steam hauled.

  • Rosewood Railway
    3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Rosewood to Kunkala.
    Steam hauled.

  • The Savannahlander
    Cairns to Forsyth.
    Heritage diesel railcar.
    Four day tour with overnight hotel.
    Available day trips.

  • Archer Park Steam Tram
    Steam tram.

  • Brisbane Tramway Museum
    Electric tram.

  • Pichi Richi Railway
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Tourist Railway.
    Port Augusta to Quorn.
    3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge.
    Ghan to Alice Springs.

  • Steamranger
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Tourist Railway.
    Victor Harbor to Mount Barker.
    5ft 3in (1600mm) gauge.
    77km.

  • Victor Harbor
    historic horse drawn trams
    Tasmania
    Travel Information

    Network of 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge railways service to most parts of the island, however no regular passenger services.

  • Don River Railway
    Tourist railway.
    Steam and diesel hauled.

  • Derwent Valley Railway
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Tourist Railway.

  • Redwater Creek Railway
    Steam hauled.
    600mm gauge..
    Tourist Tailway.
    1km.

  • Ida Bay Railway
    Lune River to Elliott's Beach.
    7km. 2ft (610mm) gauge.
    Bush Railway converted for tourist services.
    Diesel hauled.

  • Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway
    Steam hauled.
    2ft (610mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway1.
    6km.

  • West Coast Wilderness Railway
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Tourist Railwat.
    Strahan to Queenstown.
    35km.

  • Alexandra Timber Tramway
    Steam hauled.
    2ft 6in (610mm) gauge.

  • Bellarine Peninsula Railway
    3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Steam hauled.
    Luxury railcars between Queenscliff to Drysdale.
    16km.

  • Coal Creek Bush Tramway
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    2ft 6in (610mm) gauge.

  • Daylesford Spa Country Railway
    5ft 3in (1600mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Daylesford to Bullarto.

  • Kerrisdale Mountain Railway
    2ft (610mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Seymour to Yea.


  • Mornington Railway
    5ft 3in (1600mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Steam and diesel hauled trains.
    Mornington to Moorooduc.

  • Perisher Blue Skitube
    Rack Railway.
    8.5km .
    6.3km .
    Serving the Perisher Blue Resort.

  • Puffing Billy
    Steam hauled.
    2ft 6in (762mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Belgrave to Gembrook.
    23km).
    Serving Emerald Lake Park.

  • Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway
    Steam hauled.
    2ft 6in (610mm) gauge.

  • South Gippsland Railway
    5ft 3in (1600mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway and local service.
    Diesel hauled.
    Heritage railcars.
    Nyora to Leongatha.
    40km.

  • Victoria Goldfields Railway
    5ft 3in (1600mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Castlemaine to Maldon.

  • Walhalla Goldfields Railway
    2ft 6in (762mm) gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Steam hauled.
    Thomson and Walhalla.
    4.5km.

  • Yarra Valley Railway
    5ft 3in (1600mm) gauge.
    Healesville to Yarra Glen.
    Tourist railway restoration.


  • Ballarat Tramway Museum
    Historical trams
  • Bendigo
    Historic trams.

  • Portland Cable Trams
    Diesel hauled.
    Replica cable trams.
    Tourist attractions.

  • Tramway Museum of Victoria
    Historical museum trams.

  • Altona Miniature Railway
    5in (127mm) and 7¼in (184mm) gauge.
    Miniature Railway.
    1.5km.
    Steam and diesel hauled.

  • Diamond Valley Railway
    7¼in (184mm) gauge.
    Niniature Railway.

  • Bennett Brook Railway
    2ft (610mm) gauge.
    6km.
    Steam and diesel hauled.

  • Etimlyn Forest Railway
    3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge.
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Excursions from Perth.

  • Pemberton Tramway Company
    3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge.
    steam and diesel hauled.
    Pemberton to Lyall.
    (21km).
    Diesel trams/Pemberton to Northcliffe-(36km)

  • Castledare Miniature Railways
    7¼in (184mm) gauge.
    Miniature Railway.
    6km.
    located in Wilson Park.
    Steam and diesel hauled.

  • Pilbara Railways Historical Society
    Railway museum near Karratha.
    Miniature railway

  • Australia Transportation
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  • Map
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    Austria

    Railway development began in 1810 from Erzberg to Styria with public railway in continental Europe, which was a 1106mm gauge/129km of horse drawn rails from Budweis, Czech Republic to Linz starting in 1932 and extend to Gmunden. Currently, this railway has been restored as a working museum.

    The modern network of steam with (1435mm) gauge opened in 1837 between Floridsdorf to Deutsch Wagram. Railways in Austria were influenced by German techology. After First World War, the network remains the primary main railways for passenger and freight, along with shortline and tourist railways.


    Passenger Railways


  • ÖBB Austrian Federal Railways
    National passenger services.

  • City Airport Train
    Passenger shuttle to the Airport.

  • WESTbahn
    Proposed Private Passenger Service.
    Vienna to Salzburg.

  • Raab-Ödenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn
    IndependentRailway Company.
    Serving Austrian-Hungarian Border.

  • Brenner Eisenbahn
    New Railway Service.
    Under construction.
    Wörgl to Fortezza, Italy.


    Freight Railroads

  • Rail Cargo Austria/OBB

  • CargoServ
    Privatitized

  • EHG Ennshafen
    Container port on the Danube,
    2km rail.
    To ÖBB yard at Enns, German

  • LTE
    Privatitized German

  • SETG
    Privatitized German

  • Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo
    Privatitized German

  • Kiefersfelden Grenzbahn/KGB
    Privatitized 5km.
    900mm gauge.
    Industrial electric railway.
    Operating between Austria-Germany.


    Shortlines and Interurban Railways


  • GKB
    Privatitized Passenger and freight railway.
    Graz to Köflach (40km).

    Branch from Lieboch to Wies-Eibiswald (50km).

  • Montafonerbahn
    Standard gauge.
    Tourist railway.
    Schruns to Bludenz(12km).

  • Pinzgaubahn
    760mm gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Zell am See to Mittersill (28.6km).
    Steam trains.
    Mittersill to Krimml out of service.

  • Salzburger Lokalbahn
    standard gauge electric.
    Salzburg to Lamprechtshausen (25km).
    Branch Bürmoos to Trimmelkam (9km).
    Steam trains.

  • SRB
    Freight and tourist passenger services.
    Oberwart to Rechnitz in the Südburgenland.

  • Steiermärkische Landesbahnen
    Including:
    - Feistritztalbahn
    760mm gauge freight line.
    Weiz to Oberfeisnitz (11.5km).
    Steam tourist trains operated by Erlebnis Feistritztalbahn.

    - Feldbach-Bad Gleichenberg
    Standard gauge electric.
    Passenger and freight line (21km).

    - Mixnitz-St Erhard
    760mm gauge electric freight.
    Serving the Breitenau magnesite works of RHI AG (10.4km).

    - Murtalbahn
    760mm gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Unzmarkt to Tamsweg (64.5km).
    Steam trains.

    - Peggau-Übelbach
    Standard gauge.
    Passenger and freight (10km).

    - Weizerbahn
    Standard gauge.
    Passenger and freight.
    Gleisdorf to Weiz (14.8km).

  • Stern & Hafferl
    Austrian private railway, including:

    - Attergaubahn
    Metre gauge electric.
    Vöcklamarkt to Attersee (13,3km).

    - Haager Lies
    Standard gauge electric.
    Haag Hausruck to Neukirchen (22km).
    Trains continue (4km) to Lambach.
    Withdrawal of passenger services is under consideration.
    Freight services are expected to continue.

    - Linzer Lokalbahn
    Standard gauge electric.
    Linz to Neumarkt-Kaltham (55km).
    Branch from Niederspaching to Peuerbach (3.5km).

    - Traunseebahn metre gauge electric.
    Gmunden to Vorchdorf (14.6km).

    - Vorchdorferbahn
    Standard gauge electric.
    Lambach to Vorchdorf (14.7km).

    -Gmunden trams.

  • Wiener Lokalbahnen
    Tram in the city centre.
    Runs through open country 27km.
    To Town of Baden.


    Tourist and Museum Railways


  • Achenseebahn
    Steam hauled.
    Metre gauge.
    Rack Railway.
    Jenbach to Achensee (6.7km).

  • Erzbergbahn
    Standard gauge.
    Railway Museum.
    Vordernberg Markt to Eisenerz (16.5km).
    Steam hauled and diesel.

  • Feistritztalbahn
    Steam hauled.
    760mm gauge.
    Weiz to Birkfeld (24km).
    Steiermärkische Landesbahnen freight traffic.

  • Florianerbahn
    900mm gauge electric tramway.
    Pichling to Markt St Florian (6km).

  • Gurktalbahn
    760mm gauge.
    Steam hauled.
    Treibach-Althofen to Pöckstein-Zwischenwässern.

  • Höllentalbahn
    760mm gauge.
    Electric Railway.
    Payerbach to Hirschwang (4.8km).
  • Kiefersfelden Grenz Bahn
    5km, 900mm gauge.
    Industrial Electric Railway.
    Wachtl in Austria to Kiefersfelden in Germany.
    Weekend Tourist Passenger Service.

  • Märchenbahn
    steam hauled tourist trains on the SRB standard gauge line from Großpetersdorf to Rechnitz (14.8km) (Site in German)

  • Mariazellerbahn
    760mm gauge electric.
    Tourist and local railway.
    Austrian Alps.
    St Pölten to Mariazell (84km).
    Branch from Ober Grafendorf to Mank (18km).
    Steam trains.

  • Nostalgiebahnen
    Including:
    -Lavantblitz
    Diesel hauled.
    Standard gauge.
    St Paul to Lavamünd (12.6km).

    -Museumstramway Klagenfurt
    Tramway.
    1km in length.
    Hauled by battery electric locomotive.
    Hauled by horses.

    -Rosentaler Dampfbummelzug
    Steam hauled.
    Standard gauge.
    Weizeldorf and Ferlach (5.7km).

  • ÖGEG
    Steam Excursions Museum Railway:
    -Museumsbahn Ampflwang-Timelkam
    Steam hauled.
    Standard gauge.
    10.4 km

    -Steyrtal Museumsbahn
    Steam hauled.
    760mm gauge.
    Steyr to Grünburg (16.5 km)

  • Pferde-Eisenbahn
    0.5km.
    1106mm gauge.
    Horse drawn.
    Budweis to Linz.
    restored Passenger Services.
    Museum at Kerschbaum.

  • Reißeck Bergbahnen
    Town of Kolbnitz to Schoberbodern.
    Narrow gauge railway to Reißeck.

  • Schafbergbahn
    Metre gauge.
    Rack Railway.
    St Wolfgang to Schafbergspitz (9.8km.
    Altiude 1200m.
    Steam trains.
    Boat trips on the Wolfgangsee.

  • Schaubergwerk Kupferplatte
    Copper Mine Museum at Jochberg.
    Kitzbühel to Uttendorf.
    Includes (125m) 600mm gauge battery electric railway.

  • Schneebergbahn
    Metre gauge.
    Rrack Railway.
    Puchberg to Schneeberg (6km.
    Altitude 1200m.
    Steam trains.

  • Stainzer Flascherlzug
    760mm gauge.
    Steam hauled.
    Tourist Railway.
    Stainz to Preding-Wieselsdorf (11.3km).
    Private trains charters.

  • Taurachbahn
    760mm gauge.
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Tourist Railway.
    Mautendorf to St Andrä-Andlwirt (9.5km).
    Extension to Murtalbahn.

  • Verien Rhein-Schauen
    Steam and electric hauled.
    Rhein museum at Lustenau to the mouths of the Rhein on Lake Constance (Bodensee).
    750mm gauge.
    Former Railway of Internationale Rheinregulierung.
    Combined excursions by train and river boat.

  • Wälderbähnle
    team and diesel hauled.
    760mm gauge.
    Tourist Railway.
    Bezau to Bersbuch (6.1km).
  • Waldviertlerbahn
    760mm gauge, over 80km.
    Countryside of Gmünd.
    Steam trains.

  • Ybbstalbahn
    760mm gauge.
    Brach of ÖBB from Waldhofen to Linz .
    Branch from Gstadt to Ybbsitz (5.7km).
    Various special excursions.
    steam haul.
  • Ybbsthalbahn Bergstrecke
    760mm gauge.
    Steam and diesel haul.
    Heavily graded route.
    Ybbstalbahn at Lunz to Kienberg-Gaming.
    17.6km.

  • Zillertalbahn
    Narrow gauge.
    Tourist and local railway.
    Jenbach to Mayrhofen.

  • Liliputbahn im Prater
    Steam-hauled.
    Miniature Railway (4km).


    Private Railway


  • Gasteiner Heilstollen
    Treatment Centre offering natural therapy.
    Heilstollen Healing Caves.
    2.5km, 600mm gauge.
    Underground Railway.


  • Austria Transportation
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  • Austria Railway Map


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    Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan Railways network is built to the Russian standard gauge of 1520mm, serving Capital City of Baki. International connections with Russia, Iran and Georgia, "Connecting servive with Armenia are closed" and no service in Nagorno-Karabakh. No Service in Armenian occupied corrridor between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, nor the isolated Azerbaijani enclave of Naxçivan.

  • ARM Azerbaijan Railways
  • Baki
    -Metro
    -Funicular

  • Azerbaijan Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Azores

    In 1856 the first railway in Portugal opened between Lisbon's Santa Apolónia and Carregado, using a broader gauge of 1664mm. British influence the construction to 1435mm gauge, then returning to the broad gauge, which allow iconnecting services with the Spanish network gauge of 1674mm. As speed became important, and so the systems of both countries were gradually reconfigured to a compromise gauge of 1668mm, which became known as Iberian gauge.

    Narrow 1000mm gauge lines remain in operation in the Douro Valley. Some other narrow gauge lines in the Porto have been converted to form part of the Porto Metro.

    Under EU regulations, train operation and infrastructure costs must be separately accountable. Portugal, has chosen to implement this by spinning off a separate infrastructure company named REFER and Fertagus, have been created to operate new lines.


    Mainland Portugal


  • CP Portuguese Railways
    Narrow gauge.
    Douro valley.

  • REFER
    Portuguese track authority.

  • Lisbon
    - Fertagus
    Suburban services.
    Lisbon to Setúbal.

    - Carris
    Lisbon Trams and funiculars. - Museu Carris
    Historic vehicles.
    Excursions in historic trams.

    - Lisbon Metro
    - Metro Transportes do Sul
    Metro Setúbal area south of the River Tagus.

  • Braga
    - Elevador do Bom Jesus
    Funicular

  • Nazaré
    - funicular

  • Porto
    - Porto Metro
    Metro Funicular dos Guindais.
    - Porto Tramway Museum
    Two Operating Historic Railways

  • Sintra
    - Trams


  • Viana do Castelo
    - Funicular de Santa Luzia.


    Madeira

    Narrow Gauge Rack Railway operated in mountains from Funchal Town to the harbour by a mule tramway, unill 1925.




    Azores/São Miguel

    Historicaly a broad (2140mm) gauge railway operated on the island, used for the construction and maintenance of the breakwater that form the south side of the harbour at Ponta Delgada. Supplied by the British firm of J & C Rigby, contractors for breakwater at Holyhead in North Wales; some of the equipment had previously been used on the Holyhead project, as carried and owners plates are indicated. The standard gauge was considered better suited to carrying large blocks of stone from the quarry to the breakwater.

    The Ponta Delgada railway connected a quarry and following completion of the breakwater the railway saw only intemittent service for repair and rebuilding, operating for the last time in 1973.

    The quarry is now occupied by the João Paulo II Airport. Rua Engenheiro Abel Férin Coutinho follows the railway to the harbour. A sections of broad gauge track can still be seen embedded in the road surface in the harbour itself and visible relics are a Railcar cement mixer Railcar and the original water tower.

    After retirement, where their condition deteriorated badly until the 1990s, when two were taken under cover in the workshops of Administração dos Portos das Ilhas São Miguel e Santa Maria and the third was considered beyond recovery, and was scrapped. Two locomotives are now carefully stored pending possible future restoration.

  • Broad Gauge Railway Relics
    Historical overview.
    Map.
    Historical photographs.

  • Azores Transportation
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    Bahrain
    Balearic Islands
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Bear Island
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Belize
    Benin
    Bermuda
    Bhutan
    Bjrnya
    Bolivia
    Bosnia-Hercegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Brunei
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Burma
    Burundi

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    Bahrain

    No Railways, however projects for new monorails.


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    Balearic Islands
    Islas Baleares/Illes Balears



    Mallorca

  • Palma
    Soller Railway and the Soller Tramway.
    Narrow gauge (914mm).
    Electric railways.
  • Palma
    Sa Pobla and Manaco Railwayr.
    914mm gauge.
    Palma to Inca converted to metre gauge.
  • Palma
    Metre gauge Metro

  • Balearic Islands Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Majorca Railway Map


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    Bangladesh

    in 1862 East Bengal then part of India, now the country of Bangladesh opened the first railway to a gauge of 5ft 6in (1675mm) 33 miles (53 km) between Jargana to Darsati.

    The Bangladeshi railway network is extensive, but difficult georaphic environment do to terrain with many wetlands and flooded prevent new construction. Connection with the Indian network at Bangaon has beeb etablished, there are no through passenger services.

  • Bangladesh Railway
  • Dhaka
    Proposed railway between Dhaka-new Delhi-Lahore.

  • Bangladesh Transportation
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  • Map
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    Barbados

    In 1881 the Barbados Railway opened with 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge locomotives from British maunfacturers and in 1898 regauged to 2ft 6in (762mm). The Barbados Railway closed in 1937.

  • Allen Morrison "Tramways of Bridgetown"

  • Barbados Transportation
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    Bear Island/Bjrnya-74.29N 19.18E

    Mines was set up by German interests in 1917. The Bear Island Railway opened 1919 and closed in 1925. Alistair Maclean dramatised it in the novel "BearIsland". On the beach is one of the two locomotives which certainly made it there. A third one was intended, but may never have been delivered. This site is about half way down the east coast.

  • Norway Transportation
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  • Norway Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Norway Railway Map


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    Belarus

    Belarus Railway reached Brest-Litovsk from Warsaw in 1866 and Moscow route completed in 1871. The Belarus Railway was constructed under the Russian Empire with 1520mm gauge.


  • BZD/BCh Belarus Railways
  • Minsk Train Map
  • Belarus Train Timetables
  • Tramway System Directory
    Available in Various Cities

  • Belarus Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Belarus Guide
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Belgium

    Belgium Railways were established between Brussels and Mechelen opening 5th May, 1835. Belgian Railways,were owned and operated by the State with a few private companies, which were absorbed by State system in 1948.


    Main Line Railways


  • SNCB/NMBS
    National Railway Services.
    - IFB SNCB/NMBS
    Container and specialized freight services.
    - Xpedys SNCB/NMBS
    Steel and bulk freight services.
  • Infrabel
    Belgian Track Authority
  • Dillen & Le Jeune Cargo
    Private freight services.
  • European Rail Shuttle Railways
    Private freight operator
  • SNCF Fret Benelux
    Independent freight services.
  • Trainsport
    Private freight services.


    Metro, Trams and Interurban


  • MIVB/STIB Brussels
    Metro and trams
  • De Kusttram
    Tramway from Knokke to Adinkerke via Ostend.
  • De Lijn
    Trams in Antwerp and Gent.
  • TEC
    Trams in Charleroi.
  • Hasselt
    Proposed regional tram system.
  • Liège-Guillemins train station
    Proposed Improvements.


    Tourist And Historical Railways


  • Chemin de Fer des 3 Vallées
    Tourist Railway.
    Mariembourg to Treignes.
    (12km).
    Diesel.
  • Chemin de Fer du Bocq
    Tourist Railway.
    Ciney to Purnode.
    (14km).
    Steam or diesel hauled.
  • BVS
    Steam Museum and Tourist Railway.
    Baasrode to Puurs.
    Diesel.
    14km.
  • RRR
    3km.
    600mm gauge.
    Rebecq to Rognon.
    Steam and diesel hauled.
  • Stoom Centrum Maldegem
    Museum and Tourist Railway.
    Steam and diesel hauled.
    Maldegem to Eeklo.
    (10km).
    600mm gauge Maldegem to Donk (4km.
  • ASVi
    Tourist Tram Museum.
    5km electric tramway to Lobbes.
    3.5km metre gauge to Biesme-sous-Thuin,.
    Diesel.
  • TTA
    Tourist Tramway.
    10km.
    Erezée to Dochamps.
  • Han-sur-Lesse
    Diesel tramway.
    The town and the famous Han Caves.
    5km.
  • Brussels Tram Museum
    Historic trams.
    Brussels network.


    Funicular


  • Spa Thermal Centre.
    Two cars

  • Belgium Transportation
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    Belize
    British Honduras

    Historically, one of the major railroads in Belize was the Stann Creek Railway used by United Fruit, which connected Middlesex Estate with the port of Dangriga. The railway was 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge, and operated from 1913 till 1937, when it was abandoned. Many remains of thr railway are still visible along the Hummingbird Highway between Dangriga and Belmopan, including utilization og many old railroad bridges, though disappearing due to replacement with new highway bridges.

    A second abandoned railroad ran from Hill Bank, at the south end of a lagoon on the New River, west through Sierra de Agua to Gallon Jug, an abandoned community about 10 km from the Guatemala border.

    Recontruction was proposed during 19th century for railway service from City of Belize to Guatemala "never constructed"

  • Railway Map
  • Railway History

  • Belize Transportation
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  • Railway Map


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    Benin

    The first railway in what was then County of Dahomey was opened in 1906 between the Port of Cotonou and Ouidah, 45km. with metre gauge. The railway was constructed in stages to reach Parakou 437km from Cotonou by 1936. Railway to Parakou was the only trackage, until the reopening of the short stretch from Cotonou to the Capital City of Porto Novo, in 1999.

    Benin Railway has a total of 578 km (359 mi) of single track, 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3/8 in). Benin Railway share railway trackage with adjacent countries, as Niger possesses no railways, and Nigeria, Togo and Burkina Faso, do have railway networks,but no connecting services. In 2006, an Indian proposal appeared, which aims to link the railways of Benin with Niger and Burkina Faso. Benin will be a participant in the AfricaRail project.

    In 2005, a extension of the line was proposed, from its northern terminus of Parakou to Dosso in Niger and from there to Niamey, Niger's largest city. To date, nothing concrete has emerged from this proposal, although in 2010 a further study was initiated for a shorter version of this line, reaching as far as Dosso.

  • Bénin Transportation
    Cities served by railway.
  • Bénin Passenger Railway
    Porto Novo to Cotonou .
  • Organisation Commune Bénin-Niger des Chemins de Fer et des Transports
    Joint state owned administration.
    Responsible for granting a concession,
    Proposed new railway.

  • Benin Transportation
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  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Bermuda

    The Bermuda Railway was a 21.7-mile (34.9 km) common carrier line that operated in Bermudabetween October 31, 1931 – May 1, 1948. In its 17 years of existence, the railway provided frequent passenger and freight service from St. George to Somerset and Sandys Parish.

    Construction and maintenance proved to be exceedingly costly, as the Bermuda Railway was built along a coastal route , extensive trestles and bridgework were necessary. Ten percent of the railway was elevated on 33 separate structures of timber or steel construction spanning the ocean which made rot and corrosion a significant problem. Introduction of private automobiles to the island after World War II, did ultimately doom the railway.

  • Historical Bermuda Railway
  • Historical Bermuda Railway Resources
  • Historical Bermuda Railway Trail

  • Bermuda Transportation
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  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Bolivia

    The Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia was first railway in Boliva, opening in 1894 from Antofagasta, Chile to Oruro, Boliva 480km.

    The passenger services are reliable and the Andina system are of high quality. The Andina has cross border connections with Argentina and Chile, and connections with Peru by ferry across Lake Titicaca. The connection with Argentina is only by freightand two the connections with Chile, one is freight only, the other passengers and freight. The Oriental system has freight only connections with Argentina and Brazil.

  • Empresa Ferroviaria Andina
  • Empresa Ferroviaria Oriental

  • Bolivia Railway Timetables
  • Bolivia Transportation
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  • Map
  • Railway Map
  • Rail Transporation


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    Bosnia and Hercegovina

    Bosnia Railway opened in 1878, (1435mm) gauge line between Banja Luka to Prijedor constructed following the opening of the 96km line Srpski Brod to Doboj, by the Ottoman Empire. Subsequent a narrow 760mm gauge Austro-Hungarian Empire construction, the network peak by the end of the First World War. Many of the narrow gauged tracks were converted to standard (1435mm) gauge during the reconstruction of the then Yugoslavia following the Second World War, and the remaining narrow gauge lines were closed.

    The present day network has international connections with Croatia and Serbia.

  • ŽFBH
    Railways of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • ŽRS
    Railways of Republika Srpska
  • JKP GRAS
    Sarajevo trams

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Transportation
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    Botswana

    The Bechuanaland Railway opened in 1897 between Mafeking to Bulawayo, a 780km railway of which 650km in the territory of Botswana. The railway was built to connect the British colony of Cape Province with the then new protectorate of Rhodesia.

    The railway remains, the only line ever built in the country. However, in 2005, a proposal emerged for a new line to link Botswana Railways directly with those of Zambia.

    The original Mafikeng-Bulawayo line continues service, although its importance as a through freight route has declined with the opening of more direct routes between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

    Passenger service, jointly operated with Zimbabwe Railways, operates 3 times a week between Francistown and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Luxury cruise train service the international connection en route from South Africa to the Victoria Falls.

    The 1500km Trans Kalahari Railway is planned to run from Lobatse to Walvis Bay in Namibia; while a separate 1100km railway will run from Serule via Zimbabwe to a new port in the Matutuine district of Mozambique.

  • Botswana Railways Information
  • Luxury cruise trains:
  • The Blue Train
  • Shongololo Express
  • Trans Kalahari Railway Construction Begins

  • Botswana Transportation
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  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map


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    Brazil

    In 1845 the Brazilian Railway was opened between Fragoso/Magé near Rio de Janeiro to Praia da Estrela at Guanabara Bay, a totalof 14.5km. The 1600mm was chosen gauge standard by Brazil's ruling country, Portugal.

    The Minas Gerais Mining Railways, were conytructed with 760mm gauge and many lines survives as tourist railway. The Amapá State Railway was constructed to 1440mm gauge. New railways are being constructed with (1435mm) gauge for urban light rail projects. Proposals for new high speed rails and the possibility of converting some or all of the 1600mm gauge rails is being studied. The 1600mm gauge networks are intact are being rehabilitated, and some new lines constructed.

    Privatisation of the national railway network are now predominantly freight only and passenger services operate mainly in urban areas along with a few long distance railway services. Major cities have metro systems or under construction. Traditional tramway systems have with a few exceptions disappeared, however new light rail systems are under construction.

    International railway connections with Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay are closed. At Uruguiana in Rio Grande do Sul, an intermodal container facility allows frieght traffic to Brazil and Argentina.

    Main Line Railways


  • Estrada de Ferro Alcoa Railway
    New Construction.
    Connecting bauxite mines in Pará state.
    Deatination port near Juruti.
    50km.

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    Extensive railway networks totalling 21300km.
    In Argentina and Brazil.

  • Estrada de Ferro do Amapá
    Serra do Navio to Porto Santana on the Atlantic coast.
    192km.
    1440mm gauge.
    Jointly owned by
    - Anglo-American
    - Cliffs

  • Ferroeste Railway
    Guarapuava to Cascavel.
    250km,.

  • Estrada de Ferro Jari
    Transporting timber from Pará state to Munguba on the Jari river.
    68km.
    1600mm gauge.

  • MRS Logística Railways
    Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiroto São Paulo.
    Regional network toatlling 1650km.
    1600mm gauge.

  • Ferrovia Tereza Cristina Railway
    Coal mining in Santa Catarina.
    Destination Port of Imbituba.
    164km.

  • Transnordestina
    Rehabilitated and constructing new lines in the northeast.
    Totalling 4000km.
    1600mm gauge.

  • Estrada de Ferro Trombetas
    High volume traffic in the state of Pará.
    Transporting bauxite from Saracá, Almeidas and Aviso.
    Destination Port of Trombetas on the River Amazon.
    30km, metre gauge.

  • Vale Mining Consortium
    Owns following four major railway networks totalling 10000km:
    - Estrada de Ferro Vitória
    905km.
    - Estrada de Ferro Carajás
    892km.
    1600mm gauge.
    - Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica
    8000km.
    - Ferrovia Norte Sul
    200km.
    Further 520km under construction.
    1600mm gauge.
  • Valec
    Government Deparment Planning and Building Railways

    Long Distance Passenger Services


  • Estrada de Ferro Vitória
    Minas Vitória to Belo Horizonte.
    664km, metre gauge.
    Branch from Drumond to Itabira.
    35km.

  • Estrada de Ferro Carajás
    São Luís to Maranhão and Parauapebas, Pará (892km, metre gauge), owned and operated by Vale

  • Estrada de Ferro do Amapá


    Suburban Passenger Railways


  • Belo Horizonte MetroBH
  • João Pessoa
  • Maceió
  • Natal
  • Porto Alegre Trensurb
  • Recife MetroRec
  • City of Rio de Janeiro
    - Central suburban services.
    - SuperVia
  • São Paolo CPTM


    Metros and Light Rail


  • Brasilia Metrô-DF
  • Cariri light rail
  • Curitiba
  • Fortaleza Metrofor
  • City of Goiania
  • Rio de Janeiro Metrô Rio
  • Salvador MMetro
  • São Paolo
  • Teresina Proposed Metro
  • Teresina Metro


    Tourist Railways, Historic Trams and Funicular


  • Maria Fumaça
    Brazilian Tourist Railways

  • Trem das Águas
    São Lourenço to Soledade de Minas.
    10km, narrow gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Viação Férrea Campinas Jaguariúna
    Tourist Railwat.
    Campinas to Jaguariúna.
    24.5km, metre gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Estrada de Ferro Campos do Jordão
    Electric Railway.
    Campos do Jordão to Pindamonhangaba.
    47km, metre gauge.
    Steam and Historic Electric Trams.


  • Trem do Contestado
    Piratubo to Porto União.
    353km, narrow gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Trem de Corcovado
    Rack Railway.
    Tijuca National Park.
    Rio de Janeiro to Corcovado mountain.

  • Trem Estrada Real
    Miniature TouristRailway.
    Steam and diesel.

  • Giordani Turismo
    Bento Gonçalves to Carlos Barbosa.
    (23km, narrow gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Hidrelétrica de Itatinga
    Electric tramway.
    13km.
    800mm gauge.

  • Trem dos Imigrantes
    Steam hauled.
    Narrow gauge.
    3km circuit from Estação Memorial dos Imigrantes.
    Historic electric tram.

  • Trem dos Ingleses
    Steam hauled.
    Narrow gauge.
    800m .
    Paranapiacaba Railway Museum.


  • Monte Serrat Funicular
    Santos to the Casino on Monte Serrat.

  • Estrada de Ferro Oeste de Minas
    São João del Rei to Tiradentes.
    12km, 760mm gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Trem Rubi
    Tubarão to Siderópolis.
    120km, 760mm gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Santa Teresa
    Historic street trams.
    Rio de Janeiro.
    Foot of Corcovado.

  • Santos historic trams

  • Serra Verde Express
    Curitiba to Paranaguá.
    110km, metre gauge.

  • Trem da Serra da Mantiqueira
    Passa Quatro to Coronel Fulgêncio.
    10km, narrow gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Trem da Serra do Mar
    Rio Negrinho to Rio Natal.
    42km, narrow gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Trem das Termas
    Piratubo to Marcelina Ramos.
    25km, narrow gauge..
    Steam hauled.

  • Trem da Vale Ouro
    Preto to Mariana.
    18km, metre gauge.
    Steam or diesel hauled.

  • SESC Miniero and Grussaí Railway Museum
    São João da Barra.
    10km.
    Recreating the history in railways in Minas Gerais.

  • Brazil Transportation
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  • Tourist Information
  • Map
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    Bulgaria

    The State railway company was formed in 1885, thereafter the Bulgaria Railway opened on 7th November, 1866, from Varna to Rousse, built with 1435mm gauge.

  • BDZ Bulgarian State Railways
  • Transkom Bulmarket
    privately owned freight operator (No website located at present)
  • Capital City of Sofia - Metro - Trams

  • Bulgaria Transportation
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    Burkina Faso

    The first railway "Abidjan-Niger Railway" in Haute Volta of French West Africa opened in 1934, with the arrival at Bobo-Dioulasso of the metre gauge railway from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The line was extended in stages to Ouagadougou, which it reached in 1954.

    The two countries gained independence in 1960, the railway was jointly administered by the two governments. In 1994, the entire railway was awarded to a private operator, Sitarail. The line from Abidjan to Ouagadougou (about 517km of which lies in Burkina Faso) remains the only operational line in the country.

  • Sitarail Information
  • Jane's World "Sitarail"

  • Burkina Faso Transportation
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  • Tourist Information
  • Map
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    Burma

    The British Colony Railway of Lower Burma opened 163 miles (262 km) railway services in 1877 between Rangoon to Prome. British Colony Railway development a network of almost 2000 miles (3200 km) in Lower and Upper Burma and the Burma Mines Railway, a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge mineral railway some 50 miles (80 km)in Namtu opened in 1906.

    The Japanese invasion of Second World War caused considerable damage to the British Colony Railway network. Reconstruction instituted during the warcreated the infamous, "Thailand Burma Railway using the labour of "Allied Prisoners of War", many of whom lost their lives.

    During Allies Forces retaking the country left 1085km of trackage remained operational. The costly "Death Railway" of Thailand was permanently closed, but the remainder of the Burmese Railway network was rebuilt. In the 1970s further construction of new lines and by 2000 a railway network of some 5000km was reported.

  • Myanmar Railway
  • Myanmar Railway Timetables
  • Burma Mines Railway
  • Burma Railway History
  • Burma Railway At The Kwai River

  • Burma Transportation
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    Burundi

    A study has recently been completed for a new 690km standard (1435mm) gauge line to link the Capital City of Bujumbura, with Kigali, Rwanda and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Burundi Transportation
  • Tanzania-Rwanda-Burundi Railway Project

  • Travel Information
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    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Canada
    Canary Islands
    Cape Verde
    Ceylon/Sri Lanka
    Channel Islands
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Congo
    Democratic Republic Congo
    Republic of Corsica
    Costa Rica
    Cote d'Ivoire
    Croatia
    Cuba
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic

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    Cambodia


    Royal Railways of Cambodia and Railways Transportare both metre gauge rail totaling 650km running from the Capital City of Phnom Penh, to the Port of Sihanoukville and Port of Paôy Pêt with connection to State Railway of Thailand at Arunyaprathet.

  • Toll Royal Railway
  • Royal Railways of Cambodia
  • Railways Transport Infrastructure

  • Cambodia Transportion
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  • Travel Information
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  • Map
  • Southeast Asia Railway Map


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    Cameroon

    In 1902 the German protectorate of Kamerun was a privately owned narrow gauge line opened from Victoria/Limbe to Soppo, a total of 43km. In 1910 the opening of a public railway of 160km from Douala to Mount Mananguba. Under Ruling French Administration the Cameroon Railway was completed to Yaoundé and a new 667km main line from Yaoundé to Ngaoundéré, opened in 1987.

    A new 490km railway is proposed to connect iron ore mining operations in the Mbarga and Metzimevin areas of southeastern Cameroon with a new Atlantic Port of Kribi, however, there are no Africa International connections.

  • Camrail National Network
  • Proposed Mbalam Mineral Railway
  • Railway Africa/Mbalam Mine Railway Project

  • Cameroon Transportation
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  • Railway Stations
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Affrica Railway Map




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    Cape Verde

    Harbour Railway Terminal in the Port of Santa Maria on the Island of Sal, is out of services.

  • Transportation
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Cape Verde Web
  • Railway Map


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    Ceylon/Sri Lanka

    The first railway in what was then Ceylon opened in 1861 between Colombo and Ambepussa, a distance of 34½ miles (54 km), representing the first section of a line to Kandy. It was built to a gauge of 5ft 6in (1675mm), which had been adopted as standard for the majority of main line railways on the Indian mainland.>/P>

    Sri Lankan Railway Routes serves most major population centres on the island.

  • Sri Lanka Railways

  • Sri Lanka Railways Routes
  • Ceylon Railways
  • Transportation
  • Railway Transportation/B>
  • Travel Information
  • Railway Stations
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
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    Channel Islands
    Northern Ireland

    Historially the railways in Northern Ireland held witin scope of theRepublic of Ireland. Railways are built to the 5ft-3in (1600mm) gauge.

    Northern Ireland Railways remain in state control, inwhich the infrastructure has not been separated from the operating company.

  • Northern Ireland Railways
  • NI Railways
  • Adelaide Railway Station
  • Northern Ireland Transportation

  • Belfast and County Down Miniature Railway
    7.5in (184mm) gauge.
    1 mile (1.5km) in length.
    Society's own petrol driven locomotive
    Frequent visiting locomotives with steam, diesel, petrol or battery electric power.


  • Downpatrick and County Down Railway
    Downpatrick to Inch Abbey.
    1.5 mile(2.5 km).
    Irish standard gauge (1600mm).
    Extension proposed from Downpatrick to Ballydugan.
    Steam and diesel hauled.

  • Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Railway
    Narrow gauge steam railway.
    2 miles (3.2km) in length.

  • Peatlands Park
    Derryhubbert near Dungannon.
    1 mile (1.5km).
    Diesel hauled.
    Narrow gauge railway.
    Restored for passenger services.

  • Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
    Steam trains
    Main lines services on Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


  • Isle of Man Railway
  • Transportation
  • Rail Timetables
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map

  • Douglas Horse Tramway
    Pier Head to Derby Castle for the Manx Electric Railway.
    1.5 miles (2.8 km).
    3 ft (914 mm)gauge.
    Horse drawn.

  • Isle of Man Steam Railway
    Douglas to Port Erin.
    15.5 miles (25 km).
    3 ft (914 mm) gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Groudle Glen Railway
    Lhen Coan to Sea Lion Rocks.
    1 mile (1.2 km).
    2 ft (610 mm) gauge.
    Steam, diesel and battery electric hauled.

  • Manx Electric Railway
    Derby Castle, Douglas to Ramsey.
    17.5 miles (28 km).
    Connecting at Derby Castle with Douglas Horse Tramway
    Connecting at Laxey with Snaefell Mountain Railway.
    3 ft (914 mm) gauge.
    Electric trams.

  • Snaefell Mountain Railway
    Laxey (for Manx Electric Railway) to Snaefell Summit.
    Levation 1820 ft (555 m).
    distance of 4.5 miles (7.3=20km).
    3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge electric trams. Overhead wires and central third rail.
    Duel Power for extra braking force on steep sections, known as the Fell system.

  • Great Laxey Mine Railway
    Laxey.
    Former mining railway.
    Restored for passengers.
    400 yards (365 m) inlength, including a 77 yard (70 m) tunnel.
    Only railway tunnel on the Isle of Man.
    19 in (482 mm)gauge.
    Steam hauled.

  • Orchid Line
    Miniature railways.

  • Curraghs Wildlife Park
    Near Ballaugh.
    1 mile (1 km) in length.
    Steam and diesel hauled.
  • Manx station names



    Channel Islands
    Jersey

    Jersey Railway opened in 1870 as a standard gauge line from the Capital City St Helier, to St Aubin. Another company began construction on a 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge from St Aubin to La Moye, (bankruptcy failed to completed) later amalgamated with the original rail line. Converted to 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge to provided a service route from St Helier to La Moye,and extended to Corbire, a distance of 8.5 miles (13.7km). (Closed in 1926)

    The Jersey Eastern Railway, Began Operations in 1873 between St Helier and Grouville, later extended to Gorey, closed in 1929.

    During World War II, German occupational forces constructed 600mm and metre gauge railways for military purposes. These military lines were dismantled after the liberation.

    The Jersey Eastern Railway Terminus Hotel and some station are still utilized. Trackbeds coverted to trails and original railway equipment has been preserved in museums.

  • Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum
    Museum Passenger Railway.
    Standard gauge.
    Steam Hauled.

  • National Park
  • Transportation
  • Jersey Railway
  • Railway
  • Travel Information
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  • Railway Map
    Guernsey

    A standard gauge steam tramway opened in 1879 between St Peter Port and St Stephens, a distance of about 2=C2=BE miles (4.4 km). The line was electrified in 1892, to become one the first electric street tramways in the British Isles. The line closed in 1934 and few traces remain today.

    CIA World Factbook
    Lists as existing railway system for Guernsey, actually refering to the Railway of Alderney.


    Alderney

    The British Admiralty contructed a 2 mile (3.2 km) railway for harbour construction, now operating as a tourist railway. Mannez Quarry station has a miniature railway.

  • Alderney Railway
  • Alderney Travel Information
  • Alderney Transportation
  • Alderney Travel Information


    Sark and the smaller islands

    No Railways


    Bermuda

    Today no railways exists on the island, however historically there was once a standard gauge railway that operated for 22 miles (35km) from Somerset to St George, which was converted to trails. The Astor family's estate at Ferry Reach constructed an 18 inch (457mm) gauge private railway, with station on the Bermuda Railway.

  • Bermuda Transportation
  • Bermuda Railway
  • Travel Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
  • Railway Map



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    Chile

    The first railway in Chile opened in 1851 between between Caldera and Copiapó, a distance of about 80 km. It was not, as claimed by some, the first railway in Latin America (that was in Cuba), nor the first railway on the South American continent (that was in Guyana).

    The first Chilean line was built to standard (1435mm) gauge. Subsequent railway development in the country used a variety of gauges, including metre and Iberian (1524mm) gauge.

    Several different companies operate the railways in Chile today. There is an international connection with Bolivia via FCAB. There were connections with Argentina at Soconpa (now used only by freight) and Los Andes (out of use).

  • City of Iquique
  • City of Santiago
  • City of Valparaíso
  • Ferronor freight carrier

  • Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado
  • Ferrocarril de Antofagasta, Bolivar
  • Antofagasta & Bolivia Railway
  • Fepasa fFreight Services
  • Ferronor Freight Services
  • Transap Freight Service

  • Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile
  • Chilean Chemicals and Mining Industry
  • Ferrocarril de Tocopilla al Toco Photos
  • Ferrocarril de Tocopilla al Toco
    Chemical and Mining Railway.
    Tocopilla to Barriles
    28km, 1067mm gauge
    Electrified and Petro.

  • Tren de la Araucanía
  • Tren de la Araucanía Photo
  • Colchagua Steam Wine Train
  • Santiago Metro
  • Valparaíso Metro
  • Iquique Trams/Allen Morrison
  • Pablo Neruda Railway Museum
  • Biotren Commuter Rail
  • Terra Sur Intercity Rail


  • Tramways of Chile
  • Trans-Andean Railways
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  • Tourist Information
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    Colombia

    In 1855 Colombia Railway was the Panama Railroad which crossed the isthmus of Panama. In 1903, Panama became a sovereign country, therefore, Colombia Railway was opened in 1871 between Barranquilla to Sabanilla/Puerto Salgar at 22km. The Colombia Railway Gauge utilized 1080mm or 1067mm setting on 914mm.

    The Colombian National Railway System/Ferrovias went bankrupt, thereafter effort was made to resume services with limited success. Colombia Railway Freight Services has been transferred to two private railway consortia. No natioanal passenger services, other than one tourist railway and Metro Rail Services.

  • Ferrovias Railway Liquidated
  • Fenoco
  • Inco National Concessions Institute
  • Medellín Metro
  • Bogotá Savannah Railway Liquidated
  • Bogotá Metro Railway Opens In 2015
  • Medellin Metro

  • Carbones de Cerrejón
    1435 mm gauge private railway.
    150km route to Cerrejón Mines.
    Shipping Terminal at Puerto Bolívar.

  • Turistren Colombia
    Tourist Railway.
    Steam.
    La Sabana to Zipaquira.
    53 km.

  • Trans-Andean Railways
  • Transportation
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  • Railway Stations
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
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    Congo

    In 1934 French Equatorial Africa then the Middle Congo region opened 1067mm gauged railway from Brazzaville to the Port of Pointe Noire.

    A 509km rail lineplus a 285km branch from Mont Belo to M'Binda, remain the only Republic of the Congo Railways.

  • CF Congo-Océan State Railway Company

  • Transportation
  • Railway Transportation/B>
  • Travel Information
  • Railway Stations
  • Tourist Information
  • Map
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    Democratic Republic of Congo

    In 1910 construction of 800km rail line in the Congo Free State/Belgian Congo/Democratic Republic of the Congo was opened from Bukama to Sakania, Rhodesian, connected with British Railway Lines to the Cape of Good Hope.

    The Katanga Railway constructed a 3ft 6in (1067mm) using the same gauage as Rhodesia and the Benguela Railway, which opened from Lobito, Angola to Town of Dilolo in 1929. Railway Lines began construction in 600mm, 100mm and 1067mm gauge rail, which connected to a network of river steamers.

    The railway line that were established remains important for freight traffic and are partly electrified. Other railway lines also remain open for traffic, except for the Benguela railway which is out of service beyond Kolwezi, while being reconstructed,along with connecting railway services to Angola.

    International freight traffic lines are link with Zambia and expected link with Angola. There are no international passenger services established.

  • Congo Railway
  • SNCC Railway Rehabilitation
  • Janes's SNCC

  • History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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    Republic of Corsica

    Corsica has 232km of narrow-gauge railway between Bastia and Ajaccio, with branch line from Ponte-Leccia to Calvi.

    The third rail line along the east coast side of the island that is no longer in service due to heavy damage during World War II. There has been inte4rest in restoring line, but nothing has occurred

  • Les Chemins de Fer de Corse
  • Train Coarse
  • History of Corsica

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  • Railway Transportation/B>
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  • Map
  • Corsica Transportation Map


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    Costa Rica

    In 1850 Costa Rica Railway was a tramway with donkey power, opened between Puntarenas to Esparza 21km, then connected with an ox cart trail leading to the Capital City of San José.

    Steam Railway was from the City of Alajuela to Puerto Limón on the Caribbean. in 1873 the railaway connected Alajuela to San José at 20km and contructed to 1067mm gauge.

    The Tramway from Puntarenas to Esparza was replaced by a railway in 1879, however the old ox trail remained in service until the Transcontinental Pacific Railway was opened in 1910. The importance of the railway in Costa Rica,was significant that 120km from Puntarenas to San José was electrified as early as 1930.

    The railways of Costa Rica represented a substantial network, with both freight and passenger services. Then, in 1996, Hurricane Cesar caused extensive infrastructure damage that railway operations ceased do lak of funding for reconstruction. Reconstruction and rehabilitation has strated under the Costa Rica Government Agency "Incofer". Regular passenger services has resumed in San José Commuter Train and special tourist service operates between San José and Caldera 91km.

  • Costa Rica Governmwnt
  • Tico Train Tour
    Private rail tour operator.
  • La Pequeña Helvecia
    Private Railway
    3km on grounds of the Hotel Los Héroes, Nuevo Arenal.
    Narrow gauge railway
    Passenger carriages
    Diesel locomotive.

  • Trans-America FERISTSA Project
  • Locomotives Of Costa Rica
  • Railways Of Costa Rica
  • Tramway Of Costa Rica
  • Atenas Railway Museum
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    Cote d'Ivoire

    In 1905 Côte d'Ivoire Railway, under French West Africa opened from Abidjan to Azaguié, tolaling 70km, then extended to Ouagadougou in Haute Volta/Burkina Faso in 1954. The 660km within Côte d'Ivoire remains the only railway in the country.

    In 1960, the railway was jointly administered by the two governments until 1994, when the railway was awarded to Sitarail. In 2010, a new railway was Côte d'Ivoire areas on the borders of Liberia and Guinea, via the Town of Man to the Port of San Pedro.

  • Sitarail

  • West Africa Regional Rail
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    Croatia

    In 1860, the Astro-Hungarian Empire opened a 1435mm gauge rail line from Pragersko/Slovenia to Nagykanizsa, Hungary, completing a through connection from Ljubljana to Budapest. Astro-Hungarian Empire Railway Line passed through the Town of Cakovec, Croatia, thus making it the first railway line in Croatia. In 1862, with the opening of a rail line from Zidani Most/Slovenia to Sisak, via the Croatian capital City og Zagreb.

    Croatia Railway Network has international connections with Bosnia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia.

  • HŽ Croatian Railways
  • Croatia Railways Specifications
  • Croatian Railways
  • Croatian Railway Rolling Stock
  • Zagreb Trams and Funicular
  • Zagreb Trams
  • Osijek Trams

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    Cuba

    In 1837 British engineers constructed 1435mm gauge Cuban Railway, the first outside of Europe and the USA, opened between Habana to Bejucal, a total of 27km.

    The Cuban Railway eventually reached most parts of the island and remain in service,including routes retain a Steam Passenger Service.

  • Ferrocarriles de Cuba

  • Light Rail-Subways
  • Transportation
  • Railway Transportation/B>
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    Cyprus

    In 1905 the Cyprus Government Railway opened a rail line from Port of Famagusta to the Capital City of Nicosia wit a 2ft 6in (760mm) gauge railway 37 miles (59 km). In 1907 24 miles, 39km rail line was extended from Nicosia to Morphou and in 1915 15 miles, 24km from Morphou to Evrykhou. Closure began in 1932 ending 1951.

    In 1916, the Cyprus Mines Corporation began exploit Copper and gold in Lefke and a new mine at Skouriotissa. Mined ore was taken by the Government Railway to Famagusta, but Cyprus Mines Corporation built its own railway to a new port and processing facility at Xeros.

    The mines and railways of the Cyprus Mines Corporation closed in 1974 following the occupation by Turkish troops of the northern part of the island. Railways equipment remain in situ, although in poor condition with exception that Cyprus Government Railway No.1 has been cosmetically restored at the site of the Famagusta Station.

    Republic of Cyprus

    The Republic of Cyprus, now part of the European Union, makes up the greater part of the island.

    Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

    Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus seceded from the rest of the island in 1985, establihing a new state, which never has been recognised internationally. All attempts at a reunification settlement have failed and the area remains a de facto state.

  • Cyprus Mines Corporation
  • Cyprus Mines Corporation Mineral Railway
  • Cyprus Government Railway
  • Cyprus Narrow Gauge Railway

  • Cyprus Railway Photos
  • Transportation
  • Railway Transportation/B>
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    Czech Republic

    In 1832 the Austrian Empire constructed first continental railway in Europe, was a horse drawn rail line from Budweis to Linz, with two thirds of the route in Bohemia, Czech Republic. In 1839 Steam Railway reached Lundenburg in Moravia from Vienna, then extended to Brünn.

    The Czech Republic Railways continued to construction 1435mm gauge under the Austrian Empire. Czechoslovakian Railways on the creation of Czechoslovakia following the First World War, becoming Czech Railways in 1993.

  • Czech Railways
  • Ceské dráhy Railways
  • Czech Railways Cargo
  • Karlovy Vary Viamont
  • Sächsisch-Böhmische Eisenbahn
  • Jindrichuv Hradec Local Railways
  • Jindrichuv Hradec Local Railways Photos
  • Jindrichohradecké místní dráhy
  • Prague Metro
  • Brno Trams
  • Karlovy Vary Railways
  • Liberec
    - City Trams
    - Nisa Regiotram Project
  • Most Trams
  • Olomouc Trams
  • Ostrava Trams
  • Plzen Trams
  • Prague Transportation
  • Prague Railway Map


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