Narrow-gauge railways in Estonia

All Estonian narrow-gauge railways were built at the gauge of 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in).[1] Four museum lines and some industrial peat railways survive.

Narrow-gauge railway lines in Estonia. Narrow lines on the map represent the narrow gauge. Some lines (Tallinn–Pärnu–Mõisaküla and Lelle–Viljandi) were later replaced by the wide gauge.
A surviving narrow-gauge railway on Naissaar island
Narrow-gauge steam engine Kc4-100 in Tallinn



  • The Lavassaare railway museum houses a large collection of steam, diesel and electric locomotives with a 2 km long 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in) gauge railway. [2]
  • There is a museum with a 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in) gauge, 500 m long line in Avinurme which houses one locomotive and a collection of wagons.
  • An underground museum with a short electric line is located in Kiviõli in the Northeast-Estonian industrial area.
  • A former military railway line with a 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in) gauge is located on Naissaar island in the northern Estonia.


  1. ^ [1] The TU2 pages