Welcome to Brian Rumary's Home Page

Updated 03 May 2006


Schöma 3106/1968 at the scrapyard of August Schuler GmbH in Deißlingen near Rottweil on 23rd June 1999. Behind is O&K 20395(?)/1933, now only used in emergencies. This yard is right next to the DB Bahnhof, which is just out of camera to the left. They also have another of these little Schöma's and an old Gmeinder.


My main interest is in the industrial railways of all over the world, but especially Germany & Austria. I am hoping to use the Net to collect and spread news on industrial railways and link up with like-minded enthusiasts. This is my first attempt at setting up a home page, so I hope you will excuse the rather rough appearance! I have just added a page, for various news items, and I have a few links that you might find interesting, and a couple of pages on the Industrial Railway Society. I have been a member of the IRS for over 30 years, and can thoroughly recommend membership to anybody interested in this sort of railway. I think I should admit a bit of a bias, as I am also the IRS records keeper for Germany and Austria, and also help produce some of their books! By the way, anybody reading this from the other side of the 'pond' should note that our IRS has nothing at all to do with the 'Feds' or taxes! If you are interested in swapping news on industrial railways around the world, but especially on Germany and Austria, then why not drop me a line?


Overseas Trips Reports

For the last 30 years I have been making trips to various countries around the world, looking for industrial railways. I have now started to post copies of these reports on a new page, so why not have a look to see if there is anything that interests you?


Other pages on this site

[Industrial Railway Society] [Notes & News] [Overseas Reports] [Fireless Steam Locos]


Some of my favourite links



These three German magazines have regular sections on industrial railway news:-


Brian Rumary

25 Kingscombe, Gurney Slade, Radstock, BA3 4TH, England

Telephone and fax: 01749-840578

from outside the UK: +(44) 1749 840578