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The St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway
Steam hauled passenger train on the St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway

The first railway opened in 1881 from Bridgetown to Carrington, a distance of about 8 miles (13km). It was built to 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge, using locomotives from British maunfacturers. In 1898 it was regauged to 2ft 6in (762mm). After a period of decline following the First World War, the system closed in 1937.

An extensive network of horse drawn trams operated in Bridgetown from 1885 to 1925.

In 2019, a 3km, 2ft 6in (762mm) gauge tourist railway opened at Cherry Tree Hill, using a steam locomotive that had formerly operated on a sugar plantation in Indonesia.

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