Coordinates: 51°59′20″N 1°55′44″W / 51.989°N 1.929°W / 51.989; -1.929

North Gloucestershire Railway
Justine2.jpg
Jung Locomotive Justine on shed
LocaleEngland
TerminusToddington
Commercial operations
NameNorth Gloucestershire Narrow Gauge Railway
Original gauge2 ft (610 mm)
Preserved operations
Stations2
Length12 mile (0.80 km)
Preserved gauge2 ft (610 mm)

The Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway (TNGR) is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge railway running alongside the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway at Toddington. It was built in 1985 when the Dowty Railway Preservation Society needed a new home for its collection of narrow-gauge rolling stock. The rail used on the railway was purchased from the Southend Pier Railway.

The railway was originally named the North Gloucestershire Railway, but in 2018 is officially called the Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway.[1]

Locomotives

Name Builder Type Works number Date built Notes Image
Chaka's Kraal No. 6 Hunslet 0-4-2T 2075 1940 Built to an Avonside design, and supplied new to Chaka's Kraal Sugar Estates, Natal. The locomotive was purchased in 1981 by the North Gloucestershire Railway. Following restoration at Ashchurch and Toddington it was based at the South Tynedale Railway until 1999 when it returned to Toddington. Operational, overhaul completed in 2015.
Justine Jung 0-4-0WT 939 1906 Operational, overhaul completed in 2020. Originally built for a Belgian gravel works.
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No. 1091 Brigadelok Henschel 0-8-0T 15968 1918 Stored awaiting overhaul. Originally used by the German war time light railways supplying the trenches during WW1
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Tourska Fablok 0-6-0T Arrived Sept 2015. Operational
Hunslet 4wDH 6647 1967 Operational. Ex MoD Singapore Naval Dockyard, later at Milford Haven. re-gauged from 2 ft 6in.
Ruston and Hornsby 4wDM 166010 1932 Operational. Possibly oldest working Ruston & Hornsby loco. Re-gauged from 2 ft 6in.
Ruston and Hornsby 4wDM 354028 1953 Operational. Originally Ilford Sewerage Works, then Gascoigne Wood Pumping Station in Barking, Essex
Lister 4wDM 34523 1940 Operational
Motor Rail 4wPM 7053 1937 Operational. Ex Gloucester Corporation
Ivan F. C. Hibberd & Co. 4wPM 3317 1948 Operational. Ex Kempton Park Water Works
Bryn Eglwys Simplex Mechanical Handling Ltd 4wDM 101T023 1985 This was originally a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge National Coal Board locomotive from Hem Heath colliery near Stoke-on-Trent.[2] It was purchased by the Talyllyn Railway in September 1997 and re-gauged to 2 ft 3in,[3] and was re-painted into standard Talyllyn livery during summer 2005. The locomotive was named after the Bryn Eglwys slate quarries. The loco was sold to the North Gloucestershire Railway,[4] in August 2014 and re-gauged to 2 ft.
Talyllyn Railway No 10 Bryn Eglwys - 2009-03-01.jpg

See also

References

  1. ^ "Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway". Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway.
  2. ^ "Engineering Report". Talyllyn News (issue 175 (September 1997) ed.). p. 6.
  3. ^ "Diesels and Other Self-propelled Vehicles". Talyllyn Railway. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Report of the Council for 2013". Talyllyn Railway. Retrieved 22 September 2014.