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Welcome to Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust

The Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Society was founded in 1961 with the aim of saving a Bagnall saddle tank locomotive from a North Wales slate quarry and establishing a narrow gauge railway in Hampshire. The Society gradually built a collection of Narrow Gauge artefacts which it loaned or demonstrated at other sites. In October 2006 it was incorporated into the Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust, an important milestone which has proved a most beneficial development. With its base for operations at the Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum in Hampshire in the south of England, the Trust conserves and operates narrow gauge equipment dating back to the end of the nineteenth century.

At Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, efforts are focused on the once widespread narrow gauge railway in industry. Here the Trust's steam and petrol locomotives and many other varieties of rolling stock are kept, and see regular use both for work on the re-creation of a typical narrow gauge railway, demonstrated to visitors. Train rides are also provided on the two foot passenger line and 7¼ gauge miniature line.