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ISSN: 1466-0180

September/October 2010 £4.20


Three decades in Porthmadog

Welsh Highland celebrates amid turmoil

PLUSPenrhyn quarryscenesre-created–inCumbria

Pioneer locos rescued for restoration


The magazine giving worldwide coverage – yesterday and today

No 71 September/August 2010


05 First Lines Volunteers to fore at Ffestiniog Gala

06 Headline News Fire and theft, but good news too

07 UK News Latest from the narrow gauge

12 World News Gauge threat to Swiss steam?

14 Main Event Penrhyn recalled in photo charter

16 More from Rhodope Last of the Bulgarian narrow gaugel

20 Determined in the Dale South Tynedale’s future plans

23 Rails around Volos Variety on the Greek lines

27 News Gallery The best narrow gauge pictures

31 Steam to the Waterworks Reviving a London industrial line


35 Behind the Green Door Inside Darjeeling’s Tindharia Works


40 ViewpointLettersandthe fiendish quiz

48 On the shelf Books, DVDs and quite a lot more

50 DiaryWhereto find trains this Autumn


Big future for the South Tynedale

Darjeeling works – the inside view

PLUS: Latest narrow gauge, miniature, modelling news

Issue no 71

Cover: The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway celebrated its 30th birthday in style with an intensive service, here ‘Gertrude’ storms away from

Gelert’s Farm. Photo: Michael Chapman

NARROW GAUGE WORLD is published six times per year. Next issue on sale 29th October 2010



43 WelcomeCharmantalks scale and detail

44 Camp 93 - Parsons Lumber Simply superb US logging line

46 Going to the shows The model events not to miss

48 On the Shelf New stuff of model interest