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In the starting post I shall mention what I know: the Jokioinen museum railway. 14 km of 750mm mainline track and a short (re)extension the to shore of Loimijoki-river to a more suitable place for a terminus in the works. After that, it would be full 15 km.

In the video attached there is plenty of footage from their depot at Minkiö. Outside sits the "regular train" which they use on normal operating days. The blue engine sitting outside the shed is also the one most used, "Lovisa & Wesijärvi nr 5". The various old timey machines seen on flat cars are linked to annual agricultural fairs; unloading all that and setting them to idle for a day is one of their party tricks. Recently, they also drove special that train for a German filming crew. As stated in the old board, that train is so long that they legitimately need extra brakemen in the middle of the train too.

ps. Can has catalog and or referrer links? :(
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I'm trying on both the Catalog and Referrer links, but neither are coded into Tinyib by default.
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Thankyou very much, Mike.

Aye, it was buit to serve the budding factories of Jokioinen and Forssa in 1898 or so, Forssa even had an internal electrified network.

This is their "restaurant car", bought a few years back from Russia, along with a diesel engine. They do a lot of work bees, and being able top park a soup-capable kitchen anywhere along the tracks certainly comes handy.
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Here's the forementioned diesel. Made in 1970 Lithuania :O

The itty-bitty engine is Move1 by Valmet I think, for 600mm. That and 750mm were the two main narrow gauge standards in the western world excluding Anglo-sphere.
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This is how the restaurant car looks inside. I don't know anything about its story, but it's number "18".

Notice the stovepipe. The Finnish narrow gauge railway never advanced from this technology. Nor did they have any brake pipes. Lovisa & Wesijärvi had cars with brake platform.

AS one can see, the "Norwegian" coupler is used. It's one sided, as the railway newer had an ability to turn a train, besides a crane. The engines always faced Jokioinen.
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You know how they have engine houses - well this is a "housed engine" - to make the pun work in English, even if the logic is totally diffent.

This is how the activists stored Jokioinen no. 5 from scrap. The owners of the railway were nice like that: "okay, we'll park it the the furthest end of the track, you build a weather cover over it."
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Dude what have you done:((( Ah, my arch nemesis :)

Ok, ok, we still have 101!
Obviously, all attention for the number of a loco. Bonus point for the digits in before it also being 10 :)
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Phase 2 will take it to the final destination. There's even a little waiting shed waiting on a flat car, from Humppila, from time before it got a proper station building.

During the passenger traffic days ending in the 50s they had rail motors, actually. Anyway, during that time, thet had their own platform at and used VR station's waiting room. Minkiö, jokioinen and Forssa had stations, only Minkiö remains.
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This this the magic of the best and purest hash from the sheik Hassan bin Shabban's secret gardens, mixed with West "the Mika Haekkinen -tobacco", as I like to call it,, fueled by Gin longdrink.

Here's a final picture, from the station building. This is bu the smalles standard blue prints of VR, from 1901
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Okay, this is the final image. "Here it comes!"

Notice the old tiny waiting shed tucked away on a flat car.
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While in Jokioinen there is ~14 km of track (just over 15 when extended) and has a good representative chunk of our 750mm history preserved, there's only 2km of 600mm in Nykarleby/Kovjoki but also few industrial diesel operated garden railways. It's "Nykarleby railway from Kovjoki halt (discontinued in 1982) to Nykarleby. The whole 8 kmright of way still exists, but there's no manpower to rebuild it.

I think no commercial theme park style shuttles operate at the moment, there used to exist several in the past. The Nykarleby folks have several old engines and few period passenger cars. Jokioinen also has several, and pretty good collection of freight cars too. This is noteworthy, because the narrow gauge railways didn't have that much passenger rolling stock in the first place.
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What do you need a skid loader or a wheelbarrow for when you can use Decauville?
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