Tasmanian Narrow Gauge

Current-day narrow gauge train restorations and operations in Tasmania. Tasmania is, of course, the headquarters of the Van Diemen Steam (VDS) Co. and the location of the Rusty Gully Mine (see separate board).
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On a good day Wee Georgie Wood of Tasmania only had to take water twice on the six mile journey! Here is the second occurrence on the trip towards Farrell Siding, the driver filling the well tank from a tank at the 1½ mile post.

On a good day Wee Georgie Wood of Tasmania only had to take water twice on the six mile journey! Here is the second occurrence on the trip towards Farrell Siding, the driver filling the well tank from a tank at the mile post.

Beyer Garrett K1 from Tasmania, now in a railway museum in North Wales...

gauge that also formally ran in Tasmania, sitting in the yard at Dinas North Wales as the original passes by on a service train.

One of the West Coast Wilderness Railway’s locomotives on the turnstile at Dubbil Barrill station, deep in the Tasmanian wilderness. The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a unique heritage and wilderness experience based out of Queenstown on Tasmania’s remote West Coast. Image credit: Paul Fleming

One of the West Coast Wilderness Railway’s locomotives on the turnstile at Dubbil Barrill station, deep in the Tasmanian wilderness. The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a unique heritage and wilderness experience based out of Queenstown on Tasmania’s remote West Coast. Image credit: Paul Fleming

This 914mm gauge 0-4-0T locomotive (b/n 2043) was delivered to the Mount…

Beyer Peacock were known as locomotive builders to the world. This tiny tank engine was just one of many Beyer Peacock steam locomotives that were built for Australian Railways

Don River Railway, an important link in the history of Devonport Tas now operates as a scenic tourist railway. Article by Len Langan and photo by Dan Fellow for Think #Tasmania.

Don River Railway, an important link in the history of Devonport Tas now operates as a scenic tourist railway. Article by Len Langan and photo by Dan Fellow for Think

Wee Georgie Wood standing at the North Mount Farrell Mine loading bins,  Tasmania. This photo was taken in 1964, by which time operations were restricted to a half-mile of track between the mine and the flotation plant. Photo: late Jim Baines, courtesy Association of Railway Enthusiasts.

Wee Georgie Wood standing at the North Mount Farrell Mine loading bins…

Wee Georgie Wood ~ photo by Carol Haberle, article for think-tasmania.com ~ #Heritage #SteamTrain #Railway #Tullah #Tasmania #WestCoastWilderness #Train

Tullah Tasmania has its own heritage steam train: Wee Georgie Wood Railway.

Wee Georgie Wood and train wait at the new Tullah station before the departure of another trip, April 1988 Michael Dix .

Wee Georgie Wood and train wait at the new Tullah station before the departure of another trip, April 1988 Michael Dix .

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