First proposals for narrow gauge
railway line Plavinas - Valka.
Vidzeme Branch Line Railway Company
Construction project approved, and construction work started.
Provisional freight and passenger
traffic services commenced.
Line Plavinas - Gulbene - Alūksne -
Ape - Valka officially opened for general usage on 15th of
Plavinas - Gulbene section transferred
to the Russian Ministry of Transport and rebuilt for
military purposes to broad gauge.
Railway used by Estonian Army.
Operations begun under control of
Latvian Railway Administration.
Traffic resumed on the Gulbene - Alūksne section.
Entire line reopened for traffic.
Halt opened at Umernieki.
Umernieki station built.
Interchange established with a
broad-gauge line at Gulbene station.
Traffic resumed on the Gulbene -
Ape section after war damage.
Ape - Valga section opened for
Usage of TU2 diesel locomotives started.
Valga - Ape section closed for traffic.
Ape - Alūksne section closed for
Railway recognized as historical
monument of local significance.
Passenger traffic temporarily
Three new passenger wagons, built by Demihova factory in
Two new TU7A diesel locomotives
Operations begun under control of the
state enterprise "Latvijas dzelzcels" in state of USSR ruled
Freight traffic withdrawn on the line.
Letter of Intent on co-operation to
preserve the railway signed.
Railway recognized as a historic
heritage of national significance.
State subsidy payments for passenger
traffic on the Gulbene - Alūksne railway begun.
First Narrow-Gauge Railway Festival.
Operating company "Gulbenes - Alūksnes
Banitis" Ltd founded by enthusiasts and municipalities.
Company becomes a member of European Federation of Museum
and Tourist Railways (Fedecrail).
A license, approving company's competence to manage
passenger traffic, and a security certificate received.
Passenger services begun on the
narrow-gauge railway by the company "Gulbenes - Alūksnes
Agreement reached for steam locomotive
Kč-4-332 to be transported from the Lavasaare Railway Museum
EU "Culture 2000" SteamRail.Net project launched.
Centenary of the Gulbene - Alūksne railway marked by the
Latvian Cultural Heritage Prize
awarded to the company "Gulbenes - Alūksnes Banitis".
President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga visits to railway.
Restoration of steam locomotive Kč–4–332
"Marisa" completed and a passing-track constructed at
Kalniena station within the framework of the SteamRail.Net
Agreement on long-term cooperation
with Estonian Museum Railway in Lavassaare regarding mutual
usage of steam locomotives signed.
Steam locomotive Gr-319 transported from Estonian Museum
Railway in Lavassaare.
Restoration of Russian-built freight
wagon; permission received to resume operation of mixed
Comes into effect amendments of the Railway Law, which determines status of heritage railway for Gulbene - Aluksne narrow gauge railway.
Accomplished restoration of the Gr-319 class steam engine and engine named "Ferdinands".