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NARROW GAUGE WORLDWORLDWORLD
The magazine giving worldwide coverage – yesterday and today
No.60 November/December 2008
C O N T E N T S
5 First Lines
6 Narrow Gauge in Transition Tony Travis begins a four-part series that takes a nostalgic look back at the rapidly changing UK narrow gauge scene of some fifty years ago.
12Mountain Railways in Old Postcards A selection of early cards features Austria, Hungary, India and Switzerland.
14 Garratts large and small
15 Last Train at Sittingbourne? A preserved narrow gauge railway is threatened with imminent closure.
16 North American Pioneers Rod Clarke reveals that two Canadian lines operated a fleet of 4-6-0s as early as the 1870s – and also boasted a couple of Fairlies.
21 Steam at Eaton
22 Digging the Dirt with Rishra The Leighton Buzzard Railway moves spoil by the traditional method of steam on the narrow gauge.
26 Steepest and Hardest Michael Chapman visits Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness Railway. He found it to be the best narrow gauge and best steam railway he has ever travelled.
31 News and Views Home Happenings • World Scene • Books
39 Super power, super models
40 Biting the bullet and buying a ready to run NGG/16
42 Les Chemins de Fer Militaires 1914-1918
45 K is for Mikardo
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