My wife and I enjoyed a trip on the Welshpool & Llanfair narrow gauge railway in Wales recently.
For more information visit their website at www.wllr.org.uk
We were pulled by The Earl, one of the two original locomotives built by Beyer Peacock & Co of Gorton foundry, Manchester in 1902. The locomotive smelt as good as it looked.
On the outward trip from Welshpool to Llanfair Caereinion we rode in an ex Zillertalbahn four wheel coaches, but coming back we got into a in more modern bogie coaches from Hungary.
The track gauge is two foot six so the coaches are about eight feet wide and surprisingly comfortable given the slatted wooden seats. The track looks to be kept in excellent condition which I’m sure helps to give a smooth ride.
Although not minimum gauge or anything like it, I think it is an excellent example of engineering and I thought others might like to see the pictures.