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Light Railways

Light Railways is a magazine produced by the Light Railway Research Society of Australia (LRRSA). The subtitle is "Australia's Magazine of Industrial and Narrow Gauge Railways".

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Some articles on light railways:

Light Railways - Distribution
... The LRRSA also has its meetings in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney notified in the magazine, as well as a range of coming events on tourist and heritage railways ... It is distributed to LRRSA members by a Society team based in Melbourne and to newsagents by Gordon Gotch ...
List Of Town Tramway Systems - Criteria For Inclusion
... No "universal" distinctions can be made between "town tramways" and other light railways because "tramway" and "railway" practices (and laws) varied ... For example, the prevailing European standard to distinguish between "steam tramways" and "light railways, worked by steam traction" is based on rolling stock type ... as "steam tramways," and those worked by unenclosed locomotives are classified as "light railways." By this standard, virtually all Japanese examples of "steam tramways ...
Belfast Corporation Tramways - See Also
... London Barking Town Urban District Council Light Railways Chatham District Croydon Corporation Tramways Kingsway (London) East Ham Corporation Tramways Erith Urban District Council Tramways Ilford Urban ... Company Bournemouth Bristol Camborne and Redruth Tramways Cheltenham and District Light Railway Devonport and District Tramways Exeter Corporation Tramways Exeter ... Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works English Electric Thomas Green Son Hurst Nelson Kitson and Company Lancaster Carriage and Wagon Works Maley ...
Narrow Gauge Railways In The United Kingdom - History - Decline of The Narrow Gauge: 1900–1950
... In 1896, the Light Railways Act was passed which allowed the construction of railways to less stringent standards than had previously been allowed ... resurgence in the building of narrow gauge railways, especially in rural locations ... In Wales, the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway was built to serve farming communities in England the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway served ...

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