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Miniature railroads (also known as zoo or park trains) are any operating railroad that would not be considered "full sized" but which are still capable of carrying passengers. They can be found worldwide.
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Miniature Railroads are park, club or zoo trains that offer an opportunity for the public to ride a passenger carrying miniature railway.

These are small gauge trains running in amusement parks, city parks and other public areas.

Miniature Railroads usually have gauges smaller than 3 feet. 12", 15", 18" and 30" gauges are common but miniature railways that carry passengers can be as small as 7.5".

The website provides several links to specific miniature railroads including a list of Miniature Railroads in the USA sorted by state and International Miniature Railroads that lists miniature rail from Argentina to the United Kingdom. Another great United Kingdom Resource is the Miniature Railway World page that lists the UK miniature railways by county.

A PDF of The Annual Guide to Narrow Gauge and Miniature Railways in the British Isles and Ireland: 2003 can be used as an additional reference. (some railways (narrow gauge) on this list may not qualify for the miniature railway category)

For a history of miniature rail you can visit The Original Parktrains Website. In the Historyville section there is information on many of the engines used in the USA on miniature railroads.

Instructions for Posting a Miniature Railroads Waymark:

  • 1. Locate and personally visit a Miniature Railroad.
  • 2. When listing provide the miniature railroads name and the name of the city in which it is located.
  • 3. Obtain accurate coordinates from the passenger loading area for the miniature train.
  • 4. Provide an original photo of the ticket booth or the train itself using the upload directly to waymark page feature that you took at the time of your visit.
  • 5. Provide a history of this particular train if possible. If you are using text from a book or Website remember to cite your source.
  • 6. Provide answers for as many of the optional variables as possible. Please note that some variables are not optional.
  • 7. Enjoy the train!

    Exclusions: Items that cannot be waymarked in this category

  • Full size passenger or narrow gauge trains

  • Trains that are temporary in nature (in a mall or parking lot)

  • Amusement park rides with a train theme yet not really a train

  • Static displays of a miniature train

  • "Trains" without rails.
  • All others are subject to approval or denial at the discretion of the category management team.

    *Submissions that use photos or text obtained directly from an internet source that has not been cited will be denied*

    Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

    Provide a picture of something with the train or related to the train. Possible photos include the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat or of a family member with one of the miniature r.r. crossing signs. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the miniature railway related items that can be found in locations like this

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    Miniature RailroadsOs Carrileiros - Ourense, SP

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    Miniature Railroad in the city of Ourense.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

    location: Galicia, Spain

    date approved: 7/29/2020

    last visited: 10/5/2020

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