Our aim is to map the locations of heritage railway sites, past and present, from around the world.
Funicular / Cog
What goes up must come down. Luckily for us, on these railways both events are controlled by the marvels of engineering, rather than the marvels of physics (gravity).
Ding ding, all aboard your favourite tram, trolley bus or street car. I like the retro ones they have on some lines in Milan, what about you?
Miniature / Ride-on
Who doesn’t like riding on a miniature train? The one pictured above is in Barcelona, in case you are wondering…
Closed / Abandoned
This group also includes sites that have closed temporarily or are not open yet, as well as those that are permanently abandoned.
Turntables are getting few and far between as their need fades into the past. My challenge is to find them on Google Maps and point them out to you. Bear with me while I assemble my collection.
These locations maintain re-purposed track that run either steam, diesel or electric locomotives and you may be able to ride on one as a passenger.
Museums with mainly static exhibitions though some have movable parts, such as the excellent turntable you can see at the National Railway Museum in York.
Scenic Routes / Velorails
These are not necessarily running on heritage lines but are geared towards the tourist market. The velorails do run on decommissioned track, you hope…
Size 10 equivalent of the railway world, but you know what they say…size isn’t everything!