Asian Narrow Gauge Railways

See some of the last Asian narrow gauge railways to operate across Asia. Here you will find everything from early diesels in the Philippines to mountain climbing steam locos in India.

You will also find an interesting electric railway in Taiwan and old steam locos and rough track in China.

Masinloc Chromite Mine
A 3′ gauge line served this mine in the Philippines with some early diesels

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Part 1
Steep grades, tight curves, switchbacks and iconic steam locos that sound awesome … what more could you ask for?

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Pt 2
Shunting around Darjeeling and then up into the mountains

Taiwan Narrow Gauge

Sugar cane, tourists and more hauled by small diesels and a real-life Shay


A brief glimps of a Chinese narrow gauge electric locomotive and then it’s over to a neat 0-8-0 steam loco hauling passenger and coal hoppers.

The loco has clearly seen better days but it certainly puts on a show for the camera.