The vast majority of locomotives in the Museum are steam-powered, though diesels, compressed-air propulsion, and even the use of sails is represented. In the early days of railways, trains were commonly hauled by horses, and this survived for small-scale shunting well in to the 20th century. Other animals are much rarer...
DOGS ON THE DECAUVILLE
The Decauville railway system used light rails at a narrow gauge (usually 500 mm or 600 mm) fastened to steel sleepers. This track could be quickly laid and then taken up again. It was used extensively in the 600 mm gauge in the First World War.
Left: Decauville railway truck drawn by six dogs