About Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum has nearly 90 railways represented in its collection, it provides a unique and comprehensive record of the 200 year history of these railways of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles.
The collection ranges from complete locomotives to smaller pieces such as paperwork, signaling equipment and tickets. As such, it is a unique and comprehensive record of these fascinating railways, nearly 80 of which are represented in the collection.
The Museum displays contain a special section devoted to the Reverend W. V. Awdry, creator of "Thomas the Tank Engine". Awdry was an early volunteer on the Talyllyn Railway, and its history and his experiences were the inspiration for his "Skarloey Railway" on which operated scarcely disguised counterparts of Talyllyn locomotives.
The collection includes a reconstruction of part of the Reverend Awdry's study from his last home in Stroud, Gloucestershire. See The Awdry Connection and the Museum web site and for further information on the Awdry and Thomas connection.